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Friday HS football 4A roundup (Week 9): Highland Park, Red Oak roll to big wins
UNIVERSITY PARK — Highland Park quarterback Jet Tuma threw for 239 yards and two touchdowns in a 58-7 win over Carrollton Newman Smith that gave the Scots the 10-4A championship.
An 87-yard halfback pass from Hunter Feagans to Charles Hubbard started the scoring for Highland Park (8-1, 6-0 District 10-4A) in the first quarter.
Newman Smith (4-5, 2-4) scored its only touchdown in the third quarter on a 12-yard pass from Cole Brewer to Zach Rasmussan.
Feagans caught nine passes for 120 yards and one touchdown. Sam Landess ran for two touchdowns and rushed for 46 yards.
Newman Smith’s Brewer threw for 189 yards and one touchdown. Rasmussan caught five passes for 71 yards and one touchdown. Andy Wordlaw rushed for 45 yards on 12 attempts.
CORINTH — Senior running back Roman Mitchell scored four touchdowns in Lake Dallas’ victory over Fort Worth Brewer.
Lake Dallas (5-4, 3-3) kept its playoff hopes alive for one more week and faces Azle in the regular-season finale next Friday.
Brewer (5-4, 2-4) committed four turnovers, and quarterback Skyler Howard saw several passes dropped. Running back Chris Gibson rushed for 167 yards on 26 carries and caught seven passes for 32 yards.
DENTON — In a game with no playoff implications, an efficient and dominating rushing attack led Denton Guyer to a 49-0 win over Wichita Falls. Guyer had already clinched a playoff spot and Wichita Falls had been eliminated.
Guyer’s balanced rushing attack was led by backup sophomore quarterback David Haynes, who had two scores off 133 yards rushing. Guyer (7-2, 6-0) outrushed Wichita Falls 366 yards to minus-5.
Guyer’s starters on offense were pulled at the half. Junior quarterback Jerrod Heard completed 11 passes for 76 yards and rushed for two touchdowns and 87 yards before he was taken out.
Wichita Falls (2-7, 0-6) wasn’t able to get into Guyer territory until late in the third quarter.
FRISCO — Frisco used nine different runners and accumulated 255 rushing yards to dominate Frisco Heritage in District 9-4A.
Ben Cole, who rushed for 88 yards, and fullback Matt Nollman each scored two touchdowns for Frisco (6-3, 5-1). Nollman caught the only passing touchdown of the game.
Frisco’s quarterback Jake Battaglia threw for 267 yards and two touchdowns.
Heritage (1-8, 0-6) didn’t score until the third quarter when quarterback Twayne Blackwell ran in a 1-yard touchdown. Heritage also added a field goal in the fourth quarter.
CARROLLTON — David Blough threw four touchdown passes as Carrollton Creekview pulled away in the second half to end a three-game skid.
Blough finished with 220 yards passing, and also ran for 53 yards and touchdown to lead Creekview (4-5, 2-4), which scored 37 unanswered points after trailing 14-7 in the second quarter.
The Creekview defense limited Terrell to 11 yards of total offense after halftime and forced three turnovers.
Damon Moss rushed for two first-half touchdowns for Terrell (0-9, 0-6), which lost its 17th consecutive game.
West Mesquite (7-2, 5-1) clinched a playoff spot as Chason Virgil threw for 225 yards and three touchdowns to defeat Forney (4-5, 3-3).
Forney’s only score came on a 95-yard kickoff return by Marcus White in the first quarter.
West Mesquite’s defense forced three turnovers, and running back Raashaad Reason had 114 total yards and two touchdowns.
MESQUITE — Mesquite Poteet (8-1, 5-1) used a 17-point second quarter to gave it the cushion needed to defeat North Forney (2-7, 1-5).
Led by quarterback Tanner Ramsey’s 283 passing yards, and receivers Nathaniel Gaines, Kody Edwards and Verkedrick Vaughns, Poteet quickly broke open an early 7-7 tie.
An 85-yard kickoff return set up North Forney’s lone score in the first quarter.
Edwards finished the game as Poteet’s top receiver with 88 yards and a 67-yard touchdown catch.
South Oak Cliff
Seven different players scored touchdowns for South Oak Cliff (9-0, 6-0) in a District 11-4A win over Molina at Kincaide Stadium.
SOC ran just five plays in the first quarter, including two for negative yards, one for no gain and an interception. But Michael Blanco returned a punt 80 yards for a 7-0 lead.
SOC quarterback Kenneth Arthur threw four touchdown passes, including a 96-yarder to Melvinson Hartfield to start the second quarter, and scored on a short run early in the third quarter. Fonzale Davis scored on a 79-yard pass, Anthony Smith caught a 53-yard touchdown pass and Anjeus Jones scored on a 26-yard reception. Silvestor Hayes returned a fumble 50 yards for a score. South Oak Cliff has clinched a playoff berth.
Molina (2-7, 1-5) held the ball for most of the first quarter, but gave up the long punt return and couldn’t convert an interception returned to the SOC 9-yard line into points. Molina’s lone score came on a 23-yard pass from Daryius Bell to Andre Bonner in the fourth quarter.
Kimball (7-2, 5-1) scored 27 points in the third quarter to clinch a playoff spot with a victory over Seagoville (4-5, 3-3) at Sprague Stadium.
Traevon Thibodeaux finished with 119 total passing yards, completing seven of 10 pass attempts. Teriyon Gipson rushed for 247 yards and had three touchdowns.
Seagoville had 185 total rushing yards and 67 passing yards.
North Dallas played an opportunistic, steady offense, turning a blocked punt and an interception into 10 points in beating Adamson, 30-3, at Pleasant Grove Stadium in a District 11-4A matchup.
After Adamson (5-4, 2-4) and North Dallas (4-5, 2-4), traded field goals early in the game, North Dallas scored 27 straight points with two touchdowns each in the second and fourth quarters.
John Jones led North Dallas with 72 rushing yards and a fourth-quarter touchdown. Also scoring for North Dallas were Geo Manning on a second-quarter, 21-yard scamper and J.R. Haynes on a 36-yard pass from Jason Medellin.
TC Byron Nelson
Receiver Nolan Harris caught two touchdown passes for Azle (7-2, 4-2) and kicker Seth Campbell nailed three field goals in a victory over Trophy Club Byron Nelson (6-3, 3-3) at Northwest ISD Stadium.
WICHITA FALLS — D.J. Arnold did just about everything in Wichita Falls Rider’s win over Denton.
Arnold intercepted a Cy Ward pass on the third play of the game, setting up Domanic Thrasher’s 3-yard TD run.
Then Arnold scored the next Rider (7-2, 5-1) touchdown on a 1-yard run late in the quarter.
And when Denton (3-6, 1-5) scored its only touchdown on a 3-yard pass from Ward to Adarian Harris in the third quarter, Arnold returned the next kickoff 98 yards.
WAXAHACHIE — Red Oak built a 21-point lead early in the second half and never allowed Waxahachie back in striking distance, rolling to a 34-17 win in District 15-4A on Friday night.
Cameron Bausley led the way with 100 yards on the ground and touchdown runs of 46 and 4 yards as Red Oak clinched a playoff spot.
On the third play of the second half, Austin VanHove hit Travier Jackson, who outraced his man to the end zone for the 72-yard touchdown. Waxahachie (5-4, 3-3) then went 86 yards in over nine minutes. On fourth-and-goal from the 9, Paul Debase took the end-around in for a score and cut Red Oak’s lead to 24-10.
Red Oak responded with a 4-yard touchdown run by Bausley, then stretched its lead to 34-10 on a 53-yard field goal by Jose Flores with 5:21 left.
In the second quarter, Red Oak (6-3, 5-1) opened up its bag of tricks, tossing the ball back to wide receiver Tyler Scott, who threw a 32-yard rainbow to Shedrick Collins for the touchdown and a 17-3 lead at the half.
ROYSE CITY — Freshman quarterback Bowman Sells threw for 272 yards and four touchdowns in three quarters as undefeated Lovejoy (9-0, 6-0) cruised over Royse City (1-8, 1-5) in a District 13-4A game at Bulldog Stadium.
Lovejoy’s only score of the first quarter was Mick Ellis’ 53-yard field goal, but its offense scored two touchdowns in 14 seconds in the first 1:30 of the second period. Daniel Sefcik ran in from 6 yards away. Then after Royse City turned the ball over on its first play from scrimmage, Sells hit Zach Saffle on a 30-yard scoring strike for a 16-0 lead.
Cullom Oldham-Greene took a screen pass from Sells 62 yards at the 11:19 mark of the third quarter for a Lovejoy touchdown and a 28-0 lead.
Kamron Jones threw a 62-yard TD to Michael Sheffield and ran for a score as Samuell (5-4, 4-2) clinched a 12-4A playoff berth and snapped Bryan Adams’ (6-3, 5-1) five-game winning streak with a victory at Forester Stadium.
Jones’s 11-yard touchdown run capped a 20-point rally in the second quarter that put Samuell ahead, 27-10, at half.
Samuell had stymied Bryan Adams’ offense until late in the third quarter when Jordan Henry connected with Tyus Lewis on a 35-yard TD pass and Jalen Stallworth ran for his second touchdown to cut Samuell’s lead to three.
Bryan Adams had a chance to win it on the last play of the game, but Quentrel Lathan intercepted Henry’s pass in the end zone. Lathan led all rushers with 65 yards.
MANSFIELD — Mansfield Summit (3-6, 3-3 District 15-4A) scored with 57 seconds left to keep its playoff hopes alive, holding off a comeback by Mansfield Legacy.
Summit's Antonio Bennett threw four touchdown passes, including the winning 23-yarder to Jordan Hester. Bennett finished 19-of-25 passing for 198 yards. Daymon Smith rushed for 122 yards on 21 carries and scored on a 4-yard run in the second quarter.
Legacy (3-6, 1-5) was down 37-13 at the half but almost came back. Legacy was led by Kijana Amous, who rushed for 91 yards on 23 carries. He scored four touchdowns, three rushing, and also caught a 54-yard score from quarterback Brady Burke.
WYLIE — Garrett McCain passed for four touchdowns and 228 yards in the first half, but Wylie East (7-2, 5-1) needed two interception returns for touchdowns in the final 2:47 to secure the win over McKinney North (2-7, 2-4) in District 13-4A and a playoff berth.
McKinney North trailed, 36-7, at halftime before scoring 19 unanswered points in the third quarter, cashing in two Wylie East fumbles for touchdowns and driving 99 yards for another score.
SHERMAN — Dru Smith passed for 318 yards and four touchdowns, and Kahlee Woods intercepted a pass with under a minute left as Sherman (7-2, 5-1) clinched a top seed in the 4A Division I playoffs with a win over Wylie in 13-4A.
Wylie (3-6, 3-3) also clinched a playoff berth by virtue of McKinney North’s loss to Wylie East. Wylie will face Mount Pleasant in the bi-district round, while Sherman will face Texarkana Texas High.
Smith’s touchdown passes broke the Sherman school record of 33 passing TDs in a season. J.T. Luper caught 10 passes for 180 yards and a pair of TDs to go over 1,000 yards for the year, and also intercepted a pass on defense.
Alex Wesley rushed for 122 yards and a TD for Wylie.
Terrell Haley ran for 219 yards and three touchdowns as Hillcrest erased a 7-0 deficit and romped over Conrad in District 12-4A.
The offenses committed turnovers on their first possessions, but with 21 seconds left in the first quarter, Conrad took advantage of a Hillcrest fumble and scored on a 55-yard pass from Jonnie Small to wide receiver Ken’Yon Dixon for a 7-0 lead.
Hillcrest took control by scoring the next six touchdowns. Terrence Bryant scored on a 22-yard pass from Rocky Reyes, then Haley reeled off his three touchdown runs.
Hillcrest also got a 40-yard fumble return by linebacker Devonta Brown.
SEAGOVILLE — Quarterback Erick Neal passed for five touchdowns and ran for two other scores, as Lincoln (8-1, 6-0) continued its unbeaten run in District 12-4A with the victory over Spruce (1-8, 1-5).
Neal completed 22 of 29 passes for 281 yards, including scoring tosses to five receivers. The junior also ran for 55 yards on nine carries.
ADDISON — Running back Jeremy Fulcher ran for 217 yards and three touchdowns in leading Woodrow Wilson (4-5, 3-3 District 12-4A) over Thomas Jefferson (1-8, 0-5) at Loos Stadium.
Fulcher scored on runs of 42, 10, and 56 yards, all in the first half, as Woodrow Wilson led, 27-6, at intermission.
Mans. Lake Ridge
ARLINGTON — Ashon Mayze scored on two first-half touchdown runs and threw two touchdown passes, as Arlington Seguin defeated Mansfield Lake Ridge in a 15-4A matchup. Mayze passed for 112 yards and rushed for 97 in the senior’s final home game.
Basil Jackson, a senior linebacker, stripped Jordan Hicks and ran 49 yards for a score and took an interception 85 yards for a touchdown to give Seguin (3-6, 2-5) a 38-0 halftime lead.
Malik Minor was the workhorse for Lake Ridge (0-9, 0-6) with 21 carries for 71 yards.
WHITEHOUSE — Patrick Mahomes completed 20 of 30 passes for 341 yards and six touchdowns to lead Whitehouse (9-0) past Corsicana to a victory to set up next week’s showdown with second-ranked Tyler John Tyler for the Districk 16-4A title.
Mahomes, a junior, threw for three touchdowns to help give Whitehouse a 23-6 lead in the first quarter.
DENISON — Denard Whitfield ran for 188 yards and three touchdowns on 33 carries as Denison defeated Greeenville in a District 13-4A game at Munson Stadium.
Jake Walters added a 19-yard TD pass from Clifton Hines for Denison (2-7, 2-4).
Marquist Davis had a touchdown pass to Edgar Quiroz and ran for a score to lead Greenville (0-9, 0-6), which is on the verge of a third straight winless season.