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No slowing Highland Park in 56-31 win over Rockwall
Scots rack up 625 yards, 33 first downs in 10-4A opener
ROCKWALL — No matter how much offense you have against Highland Park, it seems like it’s never enough. That has been the case historically and was once again Friday night.
Highland Park defeated Rockwall, 56-31. The Scots (4-0, 1-0 District 10-4A), No. 2 in SportsDay’s area rankings, did this despite allowing Rockwall 506 total yards and two scoring plays greater than 78 yards and not forcing the Yellowjackets (1-3, 0-1) to punt until midway through the third quarter.
The Scots did this because, like usual, their offense couldn’t be stopped, going for 625 total yards and 33 first downs.
That offense has several enviable options — Brady Burgin at quarterback, Dalton Stogner and William Morris at wide receiver and Preston Miller at running back.
Miller came in averaging about 12 yards per carry. He would actually decrease that average but still run for 269 yards on 25 attempts, while scoring four touchdowns.
On the first play, he ran for 57 yards. Though it was Jackson Hauser who scored the Scots’ first touchdown, Miller already had 100 yards at that point. His early second-quarter TD gave HP a 14-10 lead, a lead it wouldn’t relinquish, even with a leaky defense.
To start the second half, Rockwall’s Coan Calabrese scored on an 80-yard reception. He had 78-yard touchdown reception in the fourth.