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Rout keeps Mesquite Horn in hunt for playoff berth
MESQUITE - Collin Strahan threw for 412 yards and scored three touchdowns in leading Mesquite Horn to a 49-21 victory over North Mesquite on Friday in a District 11-5A game at Memorial Stadium.
The victory kept Horn (5-4, 2-2) in the hunt for a playoff berth and kept North Mesquite (5-4, 2-2) from clinching one.
Strahan completed 29-of-37 pass attempts, including two touchdown passes and one interception. Horn's offense racked up 32 first downs against North Mesquite's defense.
North Mesquite's Joseph Bergeron was the bright spot for his team, rushing 24 times for 125 yards and two scores.
By halftime, Strahan had already thrown for 287 yards with a touchdown pass to Demetris Griffin with 6:30 remaining in the first half.
For his part, Bergeron ran for 76 yards in the first half and scored for North Mesquite on a 15-yard run two minutes after Griffin's TD reception.
North Mesquite struck first on its second play from scrimmage as quarterback King Davis found a wide-open Brandon Myles for a 57-yard touchdown pass.
Myles caught four of North Mesquite's completions for 117 yards, but Horn dominated the rest of the game after his first-quarter touchdown grab.
Horn was coming off a 61-47 loss to DeSoto last week in which one of its players was suspended for participating in a fight during the game. Horn wraps up the regular season Nov. 5 against Mesquite, while North Mesquite will travel to Tyler Lee.