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Unrelenting Plano West hands North Mesquite first loss of season
TD runs by Wiggins, turnovers seal North Mesquite's fate
MESQUITE — Plano West’s defense was as unrelenting as the rain Friday in a 27-10 win over previously unbeaten North Mesquite at Mesquite Memorial Stadium.
Plano West (2-1) held North Mesquite to five first downs and 124 total yards.
North Mesquite, ranked No. 14 in SportsDay’s 5A area poll, committed four turnovers and punted nine times to fall to 3-1.
Carlos Wiggins scored on a 51-yard run to give Plano West a 10-3 halftime lead. Wiggins, who finished with 126 yards on 22 carries, scored again on a 2-yard carry to give Plano West a 17-point lead with 3:50 left in the game.
Plano West’s Davis Roeschke, Jake Wodka and Grant Cooper snared interceptions, and Jordan Robinson blocked a punt.
Plano West scored in three plays on its first drive of the second half to stretch its lead to 17-3. Wiggins put together bursts of 19 and 25 yards, and quarterback Carson Smith followed with a 12-yard keeper for the touchdown.
North Mesquite’s Justin Owens intercepted a pass on the third play of the game and returned it to the Plano West 21-yard line. That set up Byron Campos’ 36-yard field goal for a 3-0 North Mesquite lead just 2:12 into the contest.
A long kickoff return by Wiggins led to Zakk Myer’s 22-yard field goal to tie the score at 3-3. Myer also kicked a 31-yard field goal in the third quarter to put Plano West up 20-3.
On Plano West’s third possession, Wiggins broke free for a 51-yard touchdown run to give his team a 10-3 lead with 4:40 left in the first quarter.
With a heavy rain falling, the rest of the first half produced seven punts and a missed field goal to keep the score 10-3 at halftime.