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Week 9 Thursday football roundup: McKinney Boyd, Frisco clinch playoff berths in convincing wins
GARLAND — Junior running back Bryan Driskell ran for 172 yards and three touchdowns as McKinney Boyd (7-2, 5-1) clinched a playoff spot with a 20-0 win over Rowlett (5-4, 4-2) at Homer B. Johnson Stadium on Thursday night.
A steady rain throughout the game limited both teams’ passing attacks, but Boyd’s ground game was the difference as Rowlett was only able to manage 105 yards rushing on 41 carries.
Driskell made his presence felt on special teams as he returned a Rowlett punt 64 yards to the Rowlett 8-yard line to set up his first scoring run from two yards out.
Rowlett put together its best drive of the game on the next possession before losing a fumble deep in Boyd territory.
With 2:39 left in the first half, Driskell scored from 20 yards out.
Boyd put the game out of reach on Driskell’s third touchdown run on fourth-and-6 from the 39.
Frisco 45, Carrollton Creekview 22
FRISCO — Carlos Harris rushed for 198 yards and three touchdowns to lead playoff-bound Frisco (7-2, 5-1) to a convincing District 9-4A win over Carrollton Creekview (2-7, 2-4).
Frisco scored the first 28 points of the game, all in the first quarter. Ben Cole got things started with a 15-yard scoring run less than three minutes into the game. Harris added the next two touchdowns.
Frisco kept the ball on the ground on the rainy night, gaining 347 yards without attempting a pass.
Creekview scored twice in the second quarter on touchdown passes from David Blough, cutting Frisco’s lead to 13, 28-15. But, Harris added his third score just 13 seconds before the half to push the lead back to 20.
Woodrow Wilson 46, Lincoln 14
Senior Shaquille Dottin rushed for three touchdowns and senior quarterback Piers Christian added a 55-yard scoring run as Woodrow Wilson (8-1, 5-0) scored 30 second-quarter points to remain atop the 12-4A standings.
Woodrow trailed by 14 points before the second-quarter assault.
Dottin scored his first touchdown on a 9-yard run and his second on a 26-yarder to give Woodrow a 16-14 lead with 5:06 left in the first half as Christian ran in the 2-point conversion.
Woodrow went ahead 22-14 on Christian’s 55-yard run. Dottin totaled 163 yards rushing while Christian passed for two touchdowns, rushed for a touchdown and a 2-point conversion. Senior receiver Andre Plata caught a 41-yard touchdown pass and a pair of 2-point conversions.
Lincoln (4-5, 3-2) took a 14-0 lead behind the running of Cudares Brown, who ended with 145 yards on 31 carries.
Roosevelt 13, Carrollton Ranchview 7
CARROLLTON — Devin Johnson’s 19-yard touchdown run in overtime gave Roosevelt (5-4, 3-1) a hard-fought win over Carrollton Ranchview (2-7, 1-3) in a District 12-3A clash at rainy Standridge Stadium.
Johnson, who led all rushers with 116 yards on 31 carries, took a third-and-four handoff from Deaunte Williams and sprinted around left end for the winning score after Roosevelt had blocked a 36-yard Gibbran Perez field goal try on Ranchview’s overtime possession.
In a sloppy game marred by a combined six lost fumbles and three interceptions, Ranchview (2-7, 1-3) fell behind early when Patrick Levels returned a pass interception 50 yards for a touchdown on the home team’s first play from scrimmage.
Garland 47, Garland Naaman Forest 17
GARLAND — Garland took advantage of four first-half turnovers in rolling to victory at Williams Stadium.
Garland, which had already clinched a playoff spot, stayed in first place at 7-2, 6-0 in District 10-5A. Garland Naaman Forest fell to 1-8, 0-6.
Garland used two of the turnovers to get short fields early in the first quarter. Malcolm Miller scored three minutes in for his first touchdown, and Ja’Taveon Green scored midway through the quarter for a 12-0 Garland lead. Miller added another touchdown run just before halftime and another early in the third quarter as Garland built a 41-7 lead.
Daniel Chikwem rushed for 104 yards and a touchdown for Naaman Forest.
Frisco Heritage 47, Carrollton R.L. Turner 0
FRISCO — Frisco Heritage tailback Spencer Cowley rushed for 169 yards and two touchdowns in leading Heritage (4-5, 3-3) over Carrollton R.L. Turner (1-8, 0-6) in District 9-4A play at Pizza Hut Park.
Heritage kept its playoff hopes alive with the win, battering Turner with a ground game that piled up 338 yards in the rain.
Cowley was one of three players to put up 70-plus rushing yards for Heritage, with Issac Key rushing for 101 yards and a score while freshman Twayne Blackwell added 77 yards rushing and a touchdown.
Kimball 21, Molina 0
Prentavious Moorehead took a 5-yard pass from Traveon Thibodeaux and raced for a 73-yard touchdown on Kimball’s first play from scrimmage in a rain-soaked shutout at Kincaide Stadium.
Kimball (7-2, 4-2) can clinch a District 11-4A playoff spot with an Adamson loss to Carter on Friday night.
Backup quarterback Jaalen Adkins had 40 yards on 11 carries and pair of touchdowns while running back Nigal Jackson contributed 132 yards on just 12 carries.
Molina (6-3, 4-2) had just 133 yards of offense and was led by running backs Thomas Hughes with 17 carries for 65 yards and Shaquille Jones with 19 carries for 63 yards.
Arlington Lamar 34, Arlington Sam Houston 0
ARLINGTON — Aeron Daniels rushed for 51 yards and two scores as Arlington Lamar (5-4, 5-1)dominated Arlington Sam Houston (1-8, 1-5) in a District 4-5A matchup at Wilemon Field.
Because of heavy rain the teams combined to fumble six times in the first quarter, losing two.
Madison 46, Fort Worth Poly 0
FORT WORTH — Jamon Brewers, Terry Ross and Justin Edwards totaled seven touchdowns to lead Madison (6-3, 4-0) over Fort Worth Polytechnic (3-6, 1-3).
Madison allowed three first downs and outgained Poly, 509-45.
Burleson Centennial 35, Parish Episcopal 26
BURLESON — The Burleson Centennial Spartans held on for a 35-26 win over the Parish Episcopal Panthers in a nondistrict game at Burleson Stadium.
The two teams combined for 12 fumbles and the Panthers lost three of them in the first half. Centennial took advantage of the Parish Episcopal miscues in the first half and took a 28-0 lead behind three TDs from DeMarcus Williams.