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Week 8 HS football 4A roundup: Highland Park survives upset bid; Poteet, Carter cruise to wins
Highland Park 28, Carrollton Creekview 23
CARROLLTON — Jet Tuma ran for three touchdowns, and Highland Park held off Carrollton Creekview’s upset bid with a 28-23 win at Standridge Stadium.
Dylan Kittrell’s 7-yard touchdown reception from quarterback David Blough, pulled Creekview (3-5, 1-4 10-4A) within 28-23 with 8:02 remaining.
Creekview’s defense intercepted a pass from Tuma in its own end zone to keep the deficit at five points. Creekview’s offense moved 55 yards to the Highland Park 25. But on fourth-and-2, Blough was stuffed for an 8-yard loss by the Highland Park defense.
Highland Park (7-1, 5-0) was able to run out the clock.
Anthony Vallera returned a punt 84 yards for a touchdown to give Highland Park a 14-7 lead in the first quarter.
Mes. Poteet 52, Terrell 7
TERRELL — Mesquite Poteet scored 45 first half points to cruise past Terrell (0-8, 0-4).
Tanner Ramsey threw four touchdown passes and added a score for himself on a 25-yard run. Poteet receivers Nathaniel Gaines and Verkedric Vaughns each chipped in a pair of touchdown catches.
Poteet (7-1, 4-1 10-4A) was fueled by five Terrell turnovers, including Patrick Brackens’ 50-yard interception return for a touchdown in the first quarter.
Carter 42, North Dallas 15
Corey Avery had 129 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns as Carter defeated North Dallas at Pleasant Grove Stadium.
Carter (6-2, 4-1 11-4A) forced seven punts and two turnovers by North Dallas. Avery had touchdowns on a 70-yard punt return, a 15-yard run, and a 40-yard reception from Kenneth Spencer. Spencer had 117 yards and two touchdowns passing.
JR Haynes scored a touchdown on a 22-yard pass from Jason Medellin for North Dallas (3-5, 1-4).
Seagoville 48, Pinkston 13
WILMER — Traevon Payne rushed for 147 yards and scored four touchdowns, as Seagoville remained in the playoff picture with a victory over Pinkston.
The junior scored on runs of 4, 38 and 36 yards in the first half to stake Seagoville (4-4, 3-2 11-4A) to a 21-13 halftime lead. His first score was setup by an 80-yard opening kickoff return by Tavion Wharry that put the ball on the 6 yard line.
Pinkston (2-6, 0-5) took advantage of turnovers for its scores. Damien Chambers-Smith intercepted a pass and raced 55 yards for a score.
Kimball 36, Molina 2
Traveon Thibodeaux threw for 198 yards and three touchdowns as Kimball beat Molina at Kincaide Stadium.
Kimball (6-2, 4-1 11-4A) scored the game’s first points on a safety midway through the first quarter and added a touchdown four minutes later on Dadrian Hancock’s 7-yard run up the middle.
West Mesquite 48, Carr. N. Smith 7
MESQUITE — West Mesquite scored four times in the third quarter, turning a close game into a blowout over Carrollton Newman Smith at Memorial Stadium.
Raashaan Reason scored twice in the first half to give the Wranglers (6-2, 4-1 10-4A) a 14-7 halftime lead over the Trojans (4-4, 2-3).
Prosper 31, Little Elm 27
PROSPER — Prosper converted four Little Elm fumbles into 17 points to win the 9-4A contest.
Quarterback Davis Webb ran for a pair of touchdowns and threw for another for Prosper (7-1, 4-1). Webb finished with 78 yards rushing on 15 carries and was 10-for-22 passing for 153 yards.
Ke’aun Kinner ran for 332 yards on 55 carries for Little Elm (3-5, 2-3). Kinner also had two big kickoff returns.
Forney 24, North Forney 14
FORNEY — Jack King tossed a 65-yard touchdown to Louie Fanning late in the third quarter to lift Forney past North Forney in the schools’ first meeting.
Darris Jenkins rushed for two touchdowns for Forney (4-4, 3-2). North Forney (2-6, 1-4) took a 14-7 lead on a 48-yard interception return by Tritavious Jones.
Birdville 69, Saginaw Ch. Trail 0
SAGINAW — Birdville churned out 532 yards of offense to beat Saginaw Chisholm Trail.
TC Byron Nelson 40, FW Brewer 7
WHITE SETTLEMENT — Blake Clinton threw four touchdown passes as Trophy Club Byron Nelson (6-2, 3-2 5-4A) beat Brewer (5-3, 2-3).
Azle 31, Denton 0
AZLE — Corbyn Koiner tossed two touchdown passes to lead Azle (6-2, 3-2 5-4A) over Denton (3-5, 1-3).
Ennis 28, Mansfield Summit 23
ENNIS — Terence Williams rushed for 153 yards and two touchdowns, and Ennis held off Mansfield Summit in the fourth quarter to stay unbeaten with a 28-23 victory.
Brandon Adams threw two touchdown passes in the first half as Ennis (8-0, 5-0 District 15-4A) opened a 21-10 halftime lead.
Summit (2-6, 2-3), quiet for most of the second half, found a spark midway through the fourth quarter and put together two touchdown drives, but a turnover on its final possession thwarted its comeback attempt.
Wylie East 56, Royse City 14
ROYSE CITY — Jabari Anderson rushed for 208 yards, and Garrett McCain passed for 336 yards in a nearly spotless night as Wylie East rolled past Royse City. McCain completed 20 of 30 attempts and hooked up with Marcell Ateman seven times for 198 yards and three touchdowns.
McKinney North 31, Greenville 6
GREENVILLE — Ronald Jones rushed for 121 yards on eight carries and scored twice as McKinney North (2-6, 2-3 District 13-4A) downed Greenville (0-8, 0-5).
Wylie 50, Denison 33
WYLIE — Carsen Cook was 26-of-43 for 403 yards and three touchdowns as Wylie (3-5, 3-2) won a shootout against Denison (1-7, 1-4) in District 13-4A.
Bryan Adams 38, Spruce 0
SEAGOVILLE — Quincy Brown caught two touchdown passes, Jalen Stallworth rushed for two touchdowns, and Bryan Adams (6-2, 5-0 District 12-4A) forced five turnovers and held Spruce (1-7, 1-4) to 51 total yards in a dominating win.
Conrad 55, Thomas Jefferson 7
Karish Duncan completed 12 of 15 passes for 199 yards and five touchdowns, and Conrad scored twice defensively to pick up its first win of the season at Franklin Stadium.
Mans. Legacy 49, Arl. Seguin 36
ARLINGTON — Marchie Murdock caught two of his three touchdown passes in the fourth quarter as Mansfield Legacy scored 20 unanswered points to capture a District 15-4A victory over Arlington Seguin at Wilemon Stadium.
Waxahachie 77, Mans. Lake Ridge 0
MANSFIELD — Treyvon Hughes ran for 184 yards and three touchdowns, all in the first half, as Waxahachie (5-3, 3-2 District 15-4A) routed Mansfield Lake Ridge (0-8, 0-5) at R. L. Anderson Stadium.