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Week 10 Thurs. HS roundup: First loss for No. 3 DeSoto; Argyle wins big
Longview forces fumble in end zone with 1:49 to play
LONGVIEW — Longview defensive end Jalen Porter forced DeSoto quarterback Desmon White to fumble in his own end zone with 1:49 remaining. The loose ball was recovered by DeSoto in the end zone, giving Longview a safety, the winning points as Longview upset DeSoto, 23-21, before 10,000 spectators at Lobo Stadium.
Longview (9-1, 5-0), ranked No. 8 in the Associated Press’ Class 5A state poll, wins the District 11-5A title, capturing a district crown for the eighth consecutive year. DeSoto (9-1, 4-1), ranked No. 3, suffered its first loss.
DeSoto tied the score at 21-21 when White made a zigzag, 41-yard touchdown run with 4:27 remaining in the game. DeSoto got the ball back with 2:33 remaining when a long pass from Bivins Caraway intended for Eric Hawkins was intercepted by Nick Orr, but the play put DeSoto at its own 3-yard line, setting up Porter.
Caraway was 10-for-18 passing for 159 yards and two touchdowns, including a 22-yard scoring strike to Hawkins with 9:38 remaining. Caraway also had a 13-yard scoring strike to tight end Colin Jeter with 2:53 remaining in the first half to tie the score at 7-7. Jeter had a season-high three receptions for 87 yards.
Longview running back J’Haston Faggans rushed for 84 yards, including a 10-yard touchdown run with 9:21 remaining in the third quarter which gave the Lobos a 14-7 lead. DeSoto tied the score at 14-14 on a three-yard touchdown run by Dontre Wilson, which was set up by a fumble recovery by Bryson Echols. Longview overcame four turnovers.
DeSoto running back Devin Rushing opened the scoring with a 53-yard touchdown run with 10:42 left in the first quarter on a fourth-and-1 play. White had 162 total yards of offense.
Stephan Maxey had an interception for Longview, setting up Jeter’s touchdown. DeSoto failed to score points twice in Longview’s red zone, with Echols missing a 40-yard field goal to close the first half and a bad snap leading to a recovery by Longview’s Corey Bartley at Longview’s 6-yard line with 5:41 remaining, preserving a 21-14 lead.
Argyle 38, Sanger 16
ARGYLE — In what was billed as a matchup of two of the most prolific Class 3A quarterbacks in the state, Thursday night’s game between Argyle and Sanger ended up being a battle of who could make fewer mistakes.
Advantage: Austin Aune.
Argyle’s defense disrupted Sanger quarterback Dane Evans en route to a 38-16 win to wrap up the Eagles’ fourth straight district championship.
“I thought we had a good game plan,” Argyle coach Todd Rodgers said of his team’s defense. “I thought we had an opportunity to play man coverage on them and put as much pressure on the quarterback as possible. He’s a very accurate passer, and he throws on rhythm and timing. We thought if we could disrupt that the advantage would be to us.”
That is exactly what the Eagles (9-1, 5-0) did, sacking Evans four times, flushing him from the pocket consistently and intercepting him four times while holding him to 149 yards on 17-of-33 passing.
Next for Argyle is a matchup with either Commerce or Van Alsytne in the Class 3A Division II bracket. Sanger (9-1, 5-0) will face Celina.
“We got outplayed, I don’t know how else to put it,” Sanger coach Chuck Galbreath said. “They made some plays and we didn’t. But our kids are going to have to decide we’re going to do something special, and that something special is beating a top-10 team [Celina].”
Arlington Martin 48, Fort Worth Paschal 10
Led by quarterback Garrett Lane’s 86 yards and a touchdown, Arlington Martin rushed for 265 yards.
Martin (9-1, 6-1) jumped on top early with Regan Luce’s 24-yard TD run for a 7-0 lead.
Kyle Hicks threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Chris Turner, and Trevor Stewart recovered a fumbled punt attempt in the end zone giving Martin a 21-0 lead.
Arlington Lamar 40, North Crowley 27
Wide receiver Daquan Thomas caught eight passes for 105 yards, quarterback Connor Berry scored on a 48-yard touchdown run and Connor Curran made all four of his field goal attempts to lead Arlington Lamar (6-4, 6-1 District 4-5A).
Lamar took advantage of several early errors by North Crowley special teams to build a 17-0 first-quarter lead. North Crowley (3-7, 3-4) drove 67 yards for its first touchdown, a 10-yard pass from Josh Price to Paul Sneed.
Lamar, which has clinched the 4-5A Division II top seed, will face Abilene Cooper (3-5A Division II runner-up) in the first round of the playoffs at Cowboys Stadium on Nov. 11.
North Crowley was led by Price, who rushed for 144 yards and a touchdown.
Euless Trinity 34, Irving MacArthur 7
Joel Kimpela rushed for 158 yards and three touchdowns in the first quarter for Euless Trinity (10-0, 7-0).
On the second play from scrimmage, Kimpela scored on a 61-yard run. After scoring on 13-yard run later in the quarter, Euless Trinity recovered a fumble on the ensuing kickoff, and Kimpela scored from three yards out with 16 seconds left to put Euless Trinity up, 20-0. Kimpela did not play the rest of the game.
Brandon Reeves, who rushed for 97 yards, scored on runs of 3 and 7 yards in the second quarter.
Jourdan McNeill had 112 yards rushing as Irving MacArthur (3-7, 3-5) was eliminated from playoff contention.
Jesuit 40, Sunset 12
Jesuit scored on each of its six first-half possessions to defeat Sunset.
Jesuit (8-2, 6-1 District 9-5A) will play Sachse next Friday at Mesquite’s Memorial Stadium in the bi-district round of playoffs.
Brian Buell was 10-of-11 passing with four TDs. Jake Oliver caught two TD passes and has 20 for the season.
Miguel Morales had 110 yards passing, including a 7-yard touchdown pass to Jalen Matthews. DeMarcus Wilson led Sunset (1-9; 0-7) with 70 yards rushing.
Skyline 60, W.T. White 0
Devante Kincade threw five first-half touchdown passes as Skyline (10-0, 7-0 District 9-5A) recorded its fourth straight shutout.
Kincade tossed three long scoring passes to RaShaad Samples, who finished with 115 yards on three receptions. Thomas Johnson added four catches for 125 yards and a touchdown as Skyline accumulated 381 yards of total offense in the first half.
David Greene rushed four times for 82 yards with three touchdowns for Skyline, which scored seven touchdowns in a 14-minute span to take a 60-0 halftime lead.
W.T. White (4-6, 2-5) was limited to 91 total yards.
Rowlett 59, Garland Lakeview 6
Jalen Rhodes rushed for 87 yards and four touchdowns in the first 16 minutes of the game to lead Rowlett (6-4, 5-2 District 10-5A).
Lakeview (2-8, 2-5) was hampered by fumbles in the first half, losing three of five, one of which was returned 13 yards for a score by Austin Van Loon.
Rowlett quarterback Colton Kalmus was 8-of-9 passing for 114 yards and two touchdowns.
Rowlett, the top seed out of District 10 in the 5A Division II playoffs, will play the winner of Friday night’s Lake Highlands-Richardson game in next week’s bi-district playoff game.
McKinney Boyd 24, South Garland 14
Bryan Driskill continued his outstanding season with 182 yards rushing and two touchdowns for McKinney Boyd (8-2, 6-1).
The win clinches second place in District 10-4A for Boyd, which had already clinched a playoff spot coming into the game.
Boyd faces Skyline in a Class 5A Division I bi-district playoff at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11 at Richardson’s Eagle-Mustang Stadium. South Garland closed its season at 3-7, 3-4.
Driskill closed the regular season just short of 2,000 rushing yards with 1,949 heading into the postseason.
Frisco Wakeland 55, Carrollton R.L. Turner 17
Quarterback Nick West threw four touchdown passes and ran for another for Frisco Wakeland.
West ran 46 yards for the score that broke an early 7-7 tie, then completed touchdown passes of 53 yards to Tyler Carver and 5 and 51 yards to Turner Smiley as Wakeland (7-3, 5-2 District 9-4A) bolted to a 35-7 first-quarter lead in a tuneup for its playoff opener next week.
Garon Goodspeed led Turner (1-9, 0-7) with 156 yards and a touchdown passing.
Seagoville 29, Molina 7
Seagoville (7-3, 6-1 District 11-4A) will go into the playoffs as the second seed in Class 4A Division II after winning five of its last six games.
Seagoville rushed for 205 yards and got touchdown runs from Dontrail Russell, Keilon Hughey and Brandon Johnson. Russell also caught a 53-yard touchdown pass.
Molina (6-4, 4-3), which goes into the playoffs as the second seed in Class 4A Division I, got 89 yards rushing from Carvon Colton and 84 yards rushing from Thomas Hughes.
South Oak Cliff 46, North Dallas 0
Paul Franklin rushed for three touchdowns to give South Oak Cliff (10-0, 7-0) the District 11-4A championship.
Franklin had a pair of 16-yard scoring runs and a 1-yard score as he rushed for 75 yards on seven carries. Quarterback Kenneth Arthur threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to receiver Cedric Owens. Kevin Nealy returned a punt 58 yards for another touchdown. Devin Williams scored the final touchdown on a 9-yard run.
Woodrow Wilson 29, Bryan Adams 15
Piers Christian passed for 160 yards and rushed for 55, accounting for three touchdowns as Woodrow Wilson (9-1, 6-0) claimed the District 12-4A title.
Woodrow will face Molina in the opening round of the Class 4A Division I Region II playoffs. The time and location has not yet been determined.
Bryan Adams (5-5, 4-2), which was playing for a share of the title, will meet Kimball in the first round of the playoffs.
Corey Walker had TD runs of 6 and 1 yards for Adams.
Roosevelt 30, Fort Worth Poly 7
Patrick Levels scored two second-half touchdowns, one on a punt return and another on an interception return to lead Roosevelt.
Ikeem Smith also scored two touchdowns for Roosevelt (6-4, 4-1 District 12-3A), which had already qualified for the playoffs and earned the Div. II top seed with the win.
Javonte Adams led Fort Worth Poly (3-7, 1-4) with 104 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries.