Written by SportsDayDFW.com
Balanced Highland Park routs Frisco Liberty, 50-7
MURPHY — It was as if Highland Park was going through its to-do list for the playoffs in a 50-7 victory over Frisco Liberty on Friday night.
Let’s see, "balanced offense,’’ check. The Scots rushed 32 times and passed 32 times for a combined 371 yards.
Quarterback Brady Burgin completed 21 passes for 244 yards, including a 33-yard touchdown strike to William Morris. That was one of Morris’ seven catches for 114 yards.
The Scots even managed to have balanced rushing within their balanced offense. Preston Miller ran for 56 yards and two touchdowns, and Jackson Hauser had 51 yards and two touchdowns.
Defense? The Scots didn’t allow a completion until late in the third quarter. That came on the Redhawks’ only scoring drive, capped by Aaron Estes’ 17-yard run with 1:13 left.
It all added up to domination. The Scots (11-0) will take plenty of confidence into the next round against Woodrow Wilson. The teams will play at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at Wildcat-Ram Stadium.
"You like to get on a roll entering the playoffs,’’ Highland Park coach Randy Allen said. "We got off to a fast start and just seemed to get a lot of momentum.’’
The Scots outgained the Redhawks, 307-30, while taking a 29-0 halftime lead.
Miller opened the scoring with a 10-yard run, and then Hauser scored from 5 yards out. Miller then ran for a two-yard touchdown, followed by Hauser’s 24-yard score. Nick Rose added a 36-yard field as time expired in the second quarter.
Hayden Greer’s 35-yard interception return with 7:50 left in the third sealed the win.
"We had a great gameplan,’’ Burgin said. "I feel like we’re starting to peak at the right time.’’