Written by Tommy Cummings
Cedar Hill QB Damion Hobbs throws 6 TD passes in 55-37 win over South Grand Prairie
GRAND PRAIRIE — Cedar Hill quarterback Damion Hobbs threw six touchdown passes, throwing for 284 yards to lead Cedar Hill to a 55-37 District 7-5A victory against South Grand Prairie at the Gopher Bowl.
Cedar Hill, ranked No. 17 in SportsDay’s Class 5A area rankings, improved to 3-3 and 2-1. SGP fell to 2-4 and 1-2.
Hobbs was most effective in a pivotal stretch of the third quarter where Cedar Hill took control. The 6-3, 215-pound senior threw four touchdown passes, including two to Quincy Adeboyejo, a Texas A&M pledge, in the third quarter.
“We wanted to come out and score and … take the air out of the stadium,” Hobbs said. “It’s a great venue to play in, and they were hyped going into halftime.”
Hobbs passed on offers from Nebraska, Arkansas and Missouri and gave his commitment to play football for Arkansas State. The senior signal-caller said he remains solid on the commitment: “ASU all the way.”
Hobbs hit Mical Mosley on a 9-yard scoring pass to finish the opening drive of the second half.
Following SGP turnovers, Hobbs found Adeboyejo on back-to-back scoring passes as Cedar Hill stretched its lead to 48-23.
SGP coach Brent Whitson said those turnovers were the difference in the game.
“Twenty-one points off turnovers, and they had an answer every time we did something,” Whitson said. “You can’t give a really, really good football team 21 points.”
The teams combined for 949 yards on offense.
Cedar Hill scored on two of its first three plays from scrimmage. On Cedar Hill’s first play, running back Laquvionte Gonzalez, another A&M commit, took the pitch and threw a 52-yard strike to Travis Williams. On the next play at the South Grand Prairie 30, Gonzalez followed blockers on a sweep for a touchdown.
SGP punter Trevor Gentry mishandled a snap and was down at his 9. On the first play, Gonzalez scored, and after Bissael Gutierrez’s extra-point kick, Cedar Hill was up 14-0 four minutes into the game.
A deep punt pinned Cedar Hill at its 4-yard line, and an SGP blitz nailed Hobbs in the end zone where he fumbled out of bounds, giving SGP a safety.
Gonzalez finished with 249 yards total offense. He rushed for 103 and caught five passes for 94 yards, including a 72-yard scoring reception on third-and-24 — a play after Cedar Hill faced a second-and-46 at its 6 in the second quarter.
Quarterback Elijah Wright led South Grand Prairie with 250 passing yards and three touchdowns.
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