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RB Bryan Driskell rushes for 333 yards, 7 TDs as McKinney Boyd rolls past McKinney, into playoffs
MCKINNEY — District 10-5A had eight scenarios of state playoff qualifying possibilities, but for McKinney Boyd, it was simple.
Boyd defeated McKinney, 56-21 at Ron Poe Stadium for clinch a playoff berth. Senior running back Bryan Driskell led the charge with 333 yards rushing and seven touchdowns.
Boyd (6-4, 3-2) will play Jesuit (8-2) at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Plano’s John Clark Stadium.
“This was a huge week for us with the playoff implications and playing McKinney in a rivalry game for the seventh year,” Boyd coach Don Drake said.
“We’ve come a long way from that first year. I couldn’t be prouder of our seniors and the tradition they’re setting for the younger players.”
Boyd secured its third consecutive state playoff berth behind Driskell, who also went over 5,000 yards rushing in his career.
Driskell, who has 5,145 yards career rushing, ran for touchdowns of 4, 55, 50, 7 and 41 yards.
“The line was healthy, the holes were huge and that made my job easy,” Driskell said.
McKinney (5-5, 1-4) had a chance at a playoff berth in its first year moving up to Class 5A. McKinney showed its high-octane potential with three touchdown passes, including a 65-yarder to speedy junior receiver TV Williams. Strong-armed senior quarterback Robert Somborn completed 28-of-42 for 318 yards.
McKinney senior Connor Fuentes caught two touchdown passes, but his ejection created a big point swing just at the end of the half.
Fuentes caught 4-yard touchdown pass to pull within 21-14 but took exception to a late tackle. He was ejected after two unsportsmanlike calls, and McKinney had to kick off from its 12-yard line.
Driskell quickly turned the good field position into a 7-yard touchdown run for a 28-14 lead with two minutes left in half. Boyd then scored on its first possession of the second half to take a 35-21 lead on Driskell’s 41-yard scoring run.