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Week 2 HS football 3A, 2A, private school roundup: Celina rolls; Melissa, Prime Prep fall
GUNTER — Cade Cruce rushed for 101 yards and scored two touchdowns, and Gunter held off Melissa for a 21-18 win.
Gunter (2-1) also dealt Melissa its only loss last year and went on to win the Class 2A Division I state title.
Melissa (2-1), No. 8 in the 3A state poll and No. 1 in the area, controlled the game early, dominating both sides of the ball, en route to a 12-0 first quarter lead as Marcus Ellis and Brass Woods rushed for touchdowns. After Gunter scored twice to take the lead, Melissa went back in front in the fourth quarter on Ellis’ 2-yard touchdown run.
But Cruce scored his second touchdown to give Gunter the lead back.
Arg. Liberty Chr.
CELINA — Ben Thiel caught five passes for 167 yards and two touchdowns, and he returned a kickoff 99 yards for another score as Celina cruised to a victory over Liberty Christian (201) at Bobcat Stadium.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Cameron Baston scored twice on an interception return and a pass reception as Millwood (3-0) scored the game’s first 33 points and rolled over Prime Prep (0-3). Click here to read the full story from the The Oklahoman.
KENNEDALE — Juwan Washington rushed for 258 yards and four touchdowns as Kennedale (2-1) held off a late rally from Wilmer-Hutchins (2-1).
Kennedale scored seven first-half touchdowns and jumped out to a 36-0 lead in the second quarter. Jaylon Cummings (159 rushing yards) helped Wilmer-Hutchins get within 13 points in the fourth quarter.
Frisco Lone Star
LAKE WORTH — Quarterback Will Campbell completed 19 of 21 passes for 209 yards and two touchdowns to lead Frisco Lone Star (3-0) over Lake Worth.
ANNA — Malik Berry rushed for 292 yards and six touchdowns to lead Anna to a victory over Van Alstyne (0-3) for the first time since 1994.
PONDER — Reid Sanders rushed for three touchdowns to lead Ponder past Fort Worth Castleberry.
PRINCETON — Jourdan Blake passed for 240 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for a fourth as Princeton topped Commerce.
PARIS — Nick Ralston rushed for 174 yards and two touchdowns as Argyle (2-1) defeated Paris (1-2).
PILOT POINT — Pilot Point (3-0) produced a nine-play, 97-yard drive in the final four minutes to produce a victory over rival Sanger (0-3).
KAUFMAN — Palestine (2-1) scored three second-half touchdowns to power past Kaufman (1-2) at Lions Stadium.
FERRIS — Ferris (2-1) scored twice in the fourth quarter to rally and beat Wills Point (1-2).
AUBREY — Whitesboro’s Collin Kilcrease rushed for 97 yards and returned an interception 45 yards for a score to lead Whitesboro.
St. Mark's 41, Cistercian 21
John Webb completed 26 of 41 passes for 413 yards and four touchdowns as St. Mark’s defeated Cistercian, 41-21.
John Caldwell was Webb’s favorite target, with seven catches for 216 yards and two touchdowns, including a 61-yarder to seal the game in the fourth quarter.
Dare Odeyingbo kept Cistercian (2-1, 0-1) in the game, rushing for 143 yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries and scoring another on a 28-yard screen pass from Matthew Merrick.
The score was tied, 21-21, at halftime, but St. Mark’s (2-0, 1-0) took control in the second half, with Justin Jones grinding away the clock while rushing for 168 yards on 24 carries.
ARLINGTON — Senior running back Marshall Oxentine had 12 carries for 212 yards and two touchdowns to lead Oakridge (3-0, 1-0) over Episcopal School of Dallas in the Southwest Preparatory Conference North Division opener for both teams.
The battle between two of the area’s top quarterbacks never materialized. ESD (1-2, 0-1) only had 102 yards passing in the first half, and quarterback Thomas Fitts was knocked out of the game with three minutes remaining in the first half.
The game was also marred by 320 yards of penalties between the two teams.
FW All Saints
ADDISON — Quarterback Foster Sawyer passed for five touchdowns and ran for another, all in the first half, to lead Fort Worth All Saints (3-0, 1-0) over Greenhill (0-3, 0-1) in a District SPC North game at Brinkmann Field.
All Saints, SportsDay’s top-ranked area team among small private schools, rolled to a 49-0 lead at intermission, amassing 303 yards of total offense before halftime.
ADDISON — Trinity Addison (3-0) cruised to an early lead against Crockett (0-3) and coasted to victory. Trinity senior quarterback Daniel Davidson directed a balanced offensive attack, mixing rushes by junior Harrison Woodard with passes to receivers Tanner Snow and Brock Thomas.
Carr. Prince Peace
CARROLLTON — On a rainy night, Prince of Peace scored on its first four possessions and took a 28-7 first-quarter lead. It never looked back, building a 56-14 lead at halftime against Garland Christian (1-2).
Prince of Peace (3-0) rushed for 448 yards without attempting a pass.
Taylor Nelson led the way for Prince of Peace with 183 yards rushing and three touchdowns.
Arl. Grace Prep
FW Country Day
GRAND PRAIRIE — Arlington Grace Prep (1-2) outlasted Fort Worth Country Day (2-1) in a defensive battle.
The game was tied, 7-7, at the end of regulation.
The game was decided on a Nate Hodapp two-point conversion run after he scored on a 10-yard touchdown pass from Manny Ramirez.
DALLAS — Rawleigh Williams III rushed for 122 yards and J.D. Bornstad intercepted two passes to lead Bishop Lynch.
Grape. Faith Chr.
GRAPEVINE — Grapevine Faith (1-2) scored three first-quarter touchdowns en route to victory over Gainesville State School (0-3) in the fourth annual One Heart Bowl at Grapevine Faith Ford Field.
Bryce Wasserman threw for two touchdowns in the first quarter, connecting with Trey Moore from seven yards out and later hitting Zach Postema on a 15-yard strike. In between touchdown passes, Shack Heppes scored on a 30-yard run. He finished with 78 yards rushing on the night.