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Week 9 Thursday roundup: Sophomores lead Arl. Martin rout; Skyline overwhelms W.T. White
Arlington Martin 52, Arlington Sam Houston 13
ARLINGTON — Sophomore running back Nic Smith rushed for 101 yards and three touchdowns, and sophomore quarterback Eric Walker completed nine of 14 passes for 146 yards and three TDs as Arlington Martin (4-5, 2-4 District 3-5A) routed Arlington Sam Houston (3-6, 2-4), 52-13, on Thursday night at Wilemon Field.
Martin’s offense gained 358 yards while its defense allowed only six first downs and forced six punts, one of which was blocked out of the end zone for a safety. Senior defensive lineman Howard Clavier returned an interception 69 yards for a first-half score as Martin cruised to a 42-7 halftime lead.
Sophomore Deiondre Grundy, starting in place of season-long first-team quarterback Ervin Hill, ran 68 yards to set up Sam Houston’s only offensive touchdown, which came on a 2-yard run by Darrion Flowers.
Skyline 65, W.T. White 7
Sederian Copeland passed for 220 yards and four touchdowns as Skyline defeated W.T. White in a one-sided District 9-5A affair at Forester Stadium.
Copeland threw all four touchdown passes in the first quarter to give Skyline a 28-0 lead. Skyline led 49-0 at halftime, totaling 418 yards and 16 first downs before the break.
Skyline (8-1, 6-0) racked up 519 yards and needed only 33 offensive plays to do so. The defense held W.T. White (1-8, 1-5) to minus-16 total yards.
Copeland passed 55 yards to Savon Robinson on Skyline’s second play from scrimmage and added scoring passes of 69, 26 and 15 yards.
Two of the scoring passes went to Emmanuel Harris and two to Daleon Ward. Skyline scored on its f00irst seven possessions with the longest drive requiring four plays.
Jacobii Tisdale returned the second-half kickoff 96 yards for W.T. White’s only touchdown.
Carter 48, Pinkston 0
Carter (9-0, 6-0) kept its perfect season intact, scoring on its first five possessions while beating Pinkston (3-6, 1-5) in a District 11-4A game at Sprague Stadium.
Junior quarterback Kenneth Spencer threw for three first-half touchdowns finding Jordan Ingram twice in the first quarter. Spencer was 8-of-13 for 116 yards.
On the first play from scrimmage in the second half, senior running back Corey Avery ran 68 yards for his second touchdown of the game. He finished with 159 yards on six carries. He and six other teammates combined for 363 rushing yards.
Carter’s defense held Pinkston to six first downs and 77 yards of offense.
Aaron Ceasar led Pinkston with 72 rushing yards.
Rowlett 35, North Garland 0
GARLAND — Quarterback Logan Bonner threw for 290 yards and four touchdowns, pacing Rowlett in a shutout victory over North Garland in District 11-5A play at Williams Stadium.
Rowlett (3-6, 2-3) used a 21-point second quarter to help break the contest open.
Bonner, who had a hand in all five scores for Rowlett, threw three of his touchdown passes to Tyler Hogan. Hogan finished with seven catches for 100 yards. James Motes had the other touchdown reception for Rowlett.
North Garland (0-9, 0-5) got 101 yards passing from Chad Wesley.
Coll. Heritage 70, Carr. R.L. Turner 13
CARROLLTON — Quarterback Griffin Pickler threw four touchdown passes and Brett Bofinger and Ryan Phillippe each added a pair of scores as Colleyville Heritage clinched a District 6-5A playoff berth with an easy victory over Carrollton R.L. Turner at Standridge Stadium.
Pickler, who completed 13 of 16 passes for 267 yards in just one half of play, threw scoring passes to three different receivers. Two of the strikes went to Bofinger as Heritage (7-2, 5-1) cruised to a 49-7 halftime advantage and never looked back.
Bruttus Walters paced Carrollton R.L. Turner (0-9, 0-5) with a game-high 82 yards rushing and one touchdown.
McKinney Boyd 28, Plano East 10
MCKINNEY — Junior running back Dedrick Scrivens rushed for 209 yards and a touchdown and caught a touchdown pass to lead McKinney Boyd (5-4, 3-1) to a District 10-5A win over Plano East (5-4, 1-3) at Ron Poe Stadium. Boyd clinched a Division II playoff spot with the win.
Boyd senior quarterback Curtis Ladd threw two touchdown passes. He opened the scoring on a 43-yard dash late in the first quarter. His first touchdown pass went to Robert Noren, and he hit Scrivens on a 5-yarder to make it 21-3 at halftime.
The Boyd defense held East to 5 yards on 21 carries.
Lincoln 63, Spruce 13
Trevon Donnell accounted for five touchdowns as Lincoln handed Spruce is 13th consecutive loss.
Donnell passed for 280 yards and four touchdowns and rushed for 125 yards and another score for Lincoln (6-3, 5-1 District 12-4A), which scored 42 straight points to open up a 49-7 lead.
Erick Neal had one touchdown rushing touchdown and one receiving for Lincoln. Aaron Jenkins, a defensive lineman, scored on a 1-yard run and also recovered a fumble.
Kaujual Anderson ran for a game-high 132 yards for Spruce (0-9, 0-6), including a 30-yard touchdown on his team’s first play from scrimmage.
Frisco Lone Star 34, Carr. Ranchview 20
FRISCO — Ramon Harris rushed for 228 yards and three first-half touchdowns as Frisco Lone Star (6-4, 1-3 in District 10-3A) spoiled Carrollton Ranchview’s chance to clinch a playoff berth.
Jason Shelley added 139 yards and a touchdown as Lone Star rolled up 386 yards on the ground.
Cameron Scott kicked field goals of 52 and 23 yards as Lone Star built a 27-6 lead in the third quarter. Ranchview (4-5, 0-3 in District 10-3A) answered with a 17-yard touchdown run by Keidrien Wadley and pulled within 27-20 on Wadley’s 9-yard touchdown pass to Raghib Ismail with 4:53 to play.
But Lone Star responded with a game-clinching 70-yard drive in nine plays, culminated by Shelley’s 13-yard touchdown run with 1:36 left.
Arlington Seguin 51, Mans. Lake Ridge 37
MANSFIELD — Arlington Seguin (6-3, 4-2) clinched their first playoff appearance since 2009 with a hard fought win over Mansfield Lake Ridge (2-7, 1-5) at Newsom Stadium.
Seguin quarterback Kelton Moore rushed for 218 yards and three touchdowns and threw for 177 yards and a score. Seguin totaled 497 yards of offense.
Lake Ridge sophomore quarterback Jett Duffey ran for 107 yards and two scores and threw for 297 yards and two touchdowns.
Seguin’s defense allowed 442 yards of offense but forced three second-half turnovers, converting two of the miscues into touchdowns. Senior defensive back Quinton Gale had two interceptions.