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Week 1 Friday HS football 5A roundup: Lake Highlands tops Plano West; Plano East over Naaman Forest
Quarterback, running back both surpass 100 rushing yards in win
Led by 100-yard rushing performances from Trent Jones and Elbert Landry, Lake Highlands upended Plano West, 34-19, at Wildcat-Ram Stadium.
Jones, a senior quarterback, rushed for 164 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries while Landry, a senior running back, rushed for 199 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries.
Lake Highlands nearly had a third 100-yard rusher as Tyler Hughes went for 92 yards on eight carries.
Lake Highlands (1-1) rushed for 370 yards in all and had several defensive stands to hold off Plano West (1-1), which was ranked No. 18 in the 5A area poll.
After Lake Highlands went up 21-7 on a 16-yard sweep by Landry, the defense held Plano West on fourth-and-one from the two with less than 30 seconds left in the first half.
Plano West trailed 28-19 midway through the fourth quarter when Zac Gideo appeared to score on a 29-yard reception. However, officials ruled Gideo fumbled before crossing the goal line and award Lake Highlands a touchback.
On the ensuing drive, Lake Highlands’ Tyrone Palm scored his second touchdown with 2:40 left to put the game away.
Lake Highlands took a 7-0 lead midway through the first quarter when Jones scored on a 12-yard carry.
Plano West answered with a 41-yard touchdown run by Sotonye Jamabo. After rushing for 153 yards on seven carries in last week’s win over Flower Mound Marcus, the sophomore Jamabo was held to 82 yards on 15 carries.
Lake Highlands then produced a 96-yard drive, capped by a seven-yard touchdown run by Tyrone Palm.
Lake Highlands extended its lead to 21-7 with 3:15 left in the half when Elbert Landry scored on a 16-yard sweep.
Plano West threatened just before halftime, but the Lake Highlands defense stopped Jamabo on fourth-and-one at the two yard line.
Plano West senior quarterback Travis Korry, who passed for 169 yards and rushed for 96 yards last week, did not play.
Sophomores Zach Norris and Colton Hepp shared quarterback duties for Plano West with Norris, who passed for 270 yards and two scores, getting the majority of the snaps.
Plano East 60, Garland Naaman Forest 38
GARLAND — After Plano East and Naaman Forest traded long drives and long scores for the first quarter, Plano East decided enough was simply enough. The Panthers (2-0) rode senior receiver Collin Shaw and senior running back Ricky Ilodianya to 30 unanswered points on their way to a 60-38 victory at Williams Stadium.
Plano East racked up 333 first-half yards to take a 29-17 lead into the intermission, largely thanks to Ilodianya’s 100 yards and a score on only 14 carries. He finished the game with 199 yards and three scores on 26 carries, as well as 56 yards and another score through the air.
“We just never could put them away,” Plano East coach Johnny Ringo said. “It’s a great win and it’s good to get it, but at the same time It hought we could have done a lot of things better.”
As Ilodianya plowed through the line carry after carry, senior quarterback Mario Smalls kept the Naaman Forest defense honest, completing 20-of-27 passes for 265 yards and three touchdowns. Two of his touchdowns landed in the hands of Shaw, who used five catches to tally 106 yards.
“They were doubling [Shaw], but he still had some great catches,” Ringo said. “We felt we needed to balance between the run and pass, and a lot of guys got touches.”
As little as Naaman Forest (0-2) contained the Panthers in the first half, they struggled even more in the second half, giving up 330 more yards, even as Plano East substituted in its second-string.
Senior receiver Branson Ball was Forest’s lone bright spot. Including a first-play 70-yard touchdown and a 77-yard score in the third quarter, Ball gashed the Panther secondary for 253 yards on only nine receptions, scoring three of the Rangers touchdowns.
“He just did a great job,” Ringo said matter-of-factly. “He’s got great speed.”
The two teams combined for 1,129 total yards in the shootout.
Hebron 33, Mansfield Timberview 19
CARROLLTON — Joel Carlos kicked four field goals and Dezmond Wortham rushed for 109 yards and a touchdown as Hebron beat Mansfield Timberview at Hawk Stadium.
Hebron (1-1) was nursing a 23-19 lead in a back-and-forth game heading into the fourth quarter before a short punt set up a seven-play, 21-yard drive that ended with Carlos’ fourth and longest field goal from 52 yards.
Another short punt gave Hebron the ball at the Timberview 38, and Wortham scored from the 14 three plays later to seal the win.
Josh Smith led Timberview (1-1) with 153 rushing yards and two touchdowns.
Arlington 20, Flower Mound Marcus 14
ARLINGTON — Dontha Robinson scored on an 80-yard punt return and Raymond Sheard had a 66-yard touchdown run as Arlington beat Marcus.
Arlington scored all three of its touchdowns in the first half, capped by a 2-yard touchdown run by Connor Huffman.
Marcus mounted a second-half rally behind rushing touchdowns by quarterback Cade Erwin and running back Mark Demery. Marcus recovered a fumble with 2:18 left in the game, but Arlington’s defense made a fourth-down stop to secure the victory.
Sheard rushed for 76 yards, and Huffman completed 11 of 20 passes for 96 yards. Erwin rushed for 95 yards and threw for 80 more.
Jesuit 34, Keller Fossil Ridge 21
Jack Brezette connected with seven different receivers for 343 yards and five touchdowns as Jesuit topped Fossil Ridge.
Orion Salters returned a Fossil Ridge punt for 42 yards to set up Jesuit’s first score, an 18-yard scoring strike from Brezette to Will Brown. Salters then caught two touchdown passes to give Jesuit a 27-7 halftime lead.
Jake Oliver grabbed six passes for 84 yards and a touchdown. Oliver also added an interception to thwart a Fossil Ridge scoring opportunity late in the first half.
Fossil Ridge’s Adonis Ramos caught 12 passes for 172 yards and two fourth-quarter touchdowns. Jacob Gnacinski passed for 296 yards.
Abilene 26, Duncanville 8
ABILENE — Evin Abbe passed for 219 yards and two scores as Abilene dominated Duncanville at Shotwell Stadium.
The Abilene defense held Duncanville to 153 yards and seven first downs.
Abilene marched 72 yards in 13 plays on its initial series and went ahead 6-0 with two minutes remaining in the first quarter when Marcell Porter scored on a 2-yard run.
Abilene needed only two plays to drive 80 yards on its second scoring series. Abbe passed 75 yards to Keevan Lucas with 8:47 remaining in the second quarter to make it 13-0.
Abbe and Lucas hooked up six times for 118 yards. Abbe accounted for 256 of the team’s 379 total yards.
Quarterback Aaron Piper led Duncanville with 14 rushes for 90 yards.
Mansfield 35, Keller 0
MANSFIELD — Kenneth Burks rushed for 261 yards and two touchdowns as Mansfield beat Keller.
Burks set up his second touchdown on an 81-yard run to the Keller 6-yard line. He scored on the next play and finished the first half with 162 yards.
Mansfield’s Bryan Shanklin also scored twice. He had an 18-yard run in the first quarter and a 3-yard reception from Lane Meyer in the third. Julius Lewis added a 67-yard score in the fourth quarter. Mansfield totaled 481 total yards, 362 on the ground.
Flower Mound 28, South Grand Prairie 21
FLOWER MOUND — Flower Mound used a strong combination of offense, defense and special teams to hold off South Grand Prairie at Neal E. Wilson Jaguar Stadium.
Flower Mound (2-0) struck first on a 30-yard touchdown run by Conner Wanhanen, then stretched its lead to 14-0 when quarterback Matt Hirst delivered a nice lob down the middle of the field to receiver Delvin Holmes.
South Grand Prairie (1-1) scored on a short plunge from Landon Grant early in the fourth quarter and had a chance to tie the score in the final minute but couldn’t get past a pesky Flower Mound defense that forced three turnovers and sealed the game with a defensive stand on the game’s final play at the 35-yard line.
Arlington Lamar 67, Irving Nimitz 17
ARLINGTON — Arlington Lamar (1-1) scored 51 points in the first half and cruised to a win over Irving Nimitz (1-1).
Lamar quarterback Charlie Baird threw for three touchdowns, and running back Aeron Daniels rushed for two. Safety Darrion Redmon added a 60-yard interception return for a touchdown.
Nimitz got on the board with a 20-yard field goal from Benjamin Gasca and a touchdown pass from Jimmy Clark to Gabe Castillo.
Grand Prairie 53, Irving 45
GRAND PRAIRIE — Jaylen Fails passed for four touchdowns and ran for two more to lead Grand Prairie past Irving. Jordan Jones was his main target, catching three touchdown passes.
Grand Prairie held off a late comeback attempt by Irving (0-2). Grand Prairie (1-1) was ahead 27-0 after the first quarter. Grand Prairie compiled 558 yards.
Midlothian 42, Keller Timber Creek 34
KELLER — Justin Seeton ran for 175 yards and three touchdowns and Bryce Fausett added 160 yards on the ground as Midlothian (2-0) held off Keller Timber Creek (0-2) at Keller ISD Athletic Complex.
Midlothian appeared ready to take the control after opening the second half with two scoring drives. Seeton ran for scores of 44 and 26 yards to give Midlothian a 35-13 midway through the third quarter.
Timber Creek kept the game within reach as Cedric Dale tossed a 68-yard touchdown to Hunter Allbritton in the third. On Timber Creek’s next series, Dale broke loose for a 68-yard scoring run.