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Mesquite Horn defense dominates in 20-0 win over Lake Highlands
Mesquite Horn’s offense was methodical and its defense was near-perfect in a 20-0 domination of Lake Highlands at Wildcat-Ram Stadium.
Horn, ranked No. 18 in The News’ 5A area poll, scored just three times, but was never threatened after posting a 13-0 lead in the first half.
Horn (1-1) totaled 404 yards of offense while limiting Lake Highlands (1-1) to 280. Lake Highlands’ deepest penetration was the Horn 24 yard line.
Quarterback Destri White orchestrated the Horn offense by passing for 181 yards and two touchdowns. White also rushed 11 times for 83 yards.
Vincent Hobbs had five catches for 92 yards and a touchdown to lead Horn’s receivers.
Horn scored on its first possession, covering 79 yards on eight plays, capped by a 10-yard touchdown pass from White to Medgar Coleman.
A 39-yard pass from White to Hobbs set up Horn’s next score in the second quarter. Treyvon Marsh scored on a nine-yard carry but the extra point try was blocked.
Horn failed to score from inside the 20 as time expired in the first half. Lake Highlands stopped Horn twice in the second half with interceptions by Mark Howell and Dana Taylor.
A 15-yard touchdown reception by Hobbs ended the scoring with 4:54 left in the third quarter.
Jacobi Johnson led Lake Highlands with nine carries for 98 yards.
In the second half, Lake Highlands turned the ball over on downs at the Horn 24 and also missed a field goal after advancing to the Horn 27. A 78-yard punt return for a touchdown by Zack Fleig was called back by a penalty.