Photos - File Staff writer Corbett Smith previews and predicts Week 2's top high school football games in the area...
John F. Rhodes - Special Contributor GARLAND vs. MESQUITE / 7 p.m. Thursday at Mesquite's E.H. Hanby Stadium / Senior running back Markeith Miller (pictured) rushed for 204 yards and a score in Garland’s 24-22 win over Irving MacArthur. Dating back to last season, Mesquite (0-1) has surrendered 30 or more points in five straight games, including a 44-7 loss to Plano West last week. Prediction: Garland 28, Mesquite 21
Brad Loper - Staff Photographer SKYLINE vs. ARLINGTON MARTIN / 5:30 p.m. Friday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington / Converted safety K.C. Johnson had a good debut at quarterback for Skyline (1-0), throwing for 13 of 16 for 224 yards and a touchdown and rushing for three scores. Martin (0-1) doesn’t shy away from tough teams in non-district. Over the last three seasons, the combined record of its non-district opponents is 62-18. Prediction: Skyline 35, Martin 31
Andy Jacobsohn - Staff Photographer FRISCO WAKELAND at LOVEJOY / 7 p.m. Friday at Leopard Stadium / Wakeland (1-0) showed some return prowess last week against Lake Dallas, taking two kickoffs and an interception for scores against Lake Dallas. Bowman Sells (pictured), the quarterback for Lovejoy (0-1), spread the ball around in Week One, completing passes to seven players. Prediction: Lovejoy 35, Wakeland 34
David Minton - DRC ALLEN vs. DUTCH FORK (S.C.) / 7:30 p.m. Friday at Murphy's Kimbrough Stadium / Dutch Fork (1-0) will be salty. The defending 4A state champs in South Carolina, the Silver Foxes have two Division I pledges: senior RB Matt Colburn (Louisville) and junior DB Stephen Davis, Jr. (Auburn). The offensive line (left) of Allen (1-0) is the unsung hero of the team, helping the Eagles to rush for 8.71 yards per carry against Denton Guyer. Prediction Allen 56, Dutch Fork 35
David Minton - DRC DENTON GUYER at ENNIS / 7:30 p.m. Friday at Lion Memorial Stadium / This might be the best game in the state featuring two 0-1 teams. Guyer took its lumps against Allen, but showed promise with sophomore Shawn Robinson at quarterback. Ennis struggled against Timberview’s dual-threat QB — and Fort Worth Southwest transfer — Devin Williams in a 34-21 loss. Prediction: Denton Guyer 42, Ennis 28
Mark M. Hancock - Special Contributor IMG ACADEMY (Fla.) at PRESTONWOOD / 7:30 p.m. Friday at Lions Stadium / Coached by former Heisman Trophy winner Chris Weinke, IMG (1-1) scuffled last week, committing six turnovers — including four INTs from Florida State QB pledge Deondre Francois — in a 35-2 loss to St. John’s (D.C.). Junior WR Jonathan Heasley (pictured) had five TD catches in Week One for Prestonwood (1-0) against Houston Bellaire Episcopal. Prediction: IMG Academy 38, Prestonwood 35
G.J. McCarthy - Staff Photographer SOUTHLAKE CARROLL vs. TULSA (Okla.) UNION / 8 p.m. Friday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington / Former coach Todd Dodge did a great job countering Carroll (1-0) last week, holding Ryan Agnew and company to 273 total yards in Carroll’s 17-14 win. Oklahoma’s 6A runners-up, Union (0-0) is winless against Dallas-Fort Worth area teams the last two seasons, with losses to DeSoto and Euless Trinity. Prediction: Carroll 28, Union 21
Mike Stone - Special Contributor ADAMSON vs. SUNSET / 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Kincaide Stadium / The original “Oak Cliff Super Bowl” will have both teams playing for a 2-0 start. Josh Derrough of Adamson leads area 5A rushers, gaining 248 yards on 14 carries in a 56-0 win over Fort Worth Diamond Hill-Jarvis. Sunset broke a 27-game losing streak with a 43-27 win over North Dallas. Prediction: Adamson 41, Sunset 19
Louis DeLuca - Staff Photographer EULESS TRINITY vs. ROCKWALL-HEATH / 5 p.m. Saturday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington / Trinity (1-0) was back to its old self in Week One, using its massive offensive line to chew up 376 rushing yards – 196 from star junior Ja’Ron Wilson (pictured). In an opening win over Sulphur Springs, Heath (1-0) pulled off an impressive offensive trifecta, with a 100-yard rusher, 200-yard passer and 100-yard receiver. Prediction: Trinity 49, Heath 28
Mark M. Hancock - Special Contributor CARTER vs. KIMBALL / 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Kincaide Stadium / The tragic deaths of three sub-varsity Kimball players casts a dark shadow on the other “Oak Cliff Super Bowl.” Kimball (1-0) might be the best DISD team outside of Skyline and South Oak Cliff, beating Woodrow Wilson 34-20 last week. Carter (0-1) allowed 373 rushing yards in a 55-8 loss to Bishop Lynch. Prediction: Kimball 30, Carter 21
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