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5A roundup (Week 10): Allen escapes Plano in final minute; Rowlett makes playoffs; Cedar Hill clips Midlothian
ALLEN — Plano failed on a two-point conversion with 35 seconds remaining, and Allen hung on to defeat Plano, 35-34.
Plano quarterback Richard Lagow led the Wildcats on an eight play, 60-yard touchdown drive to set up the two-point play. Lagow threw to Mitchell Hansen on a fade route, but an Allen defender broke up the play.
In a game between teams that had already wrapped up playoff berths, the Eagles escaped after leading for only the final nine minutes. Allen sealed the win when junior defensive back Mayomi Olootu recovered an onside kick after Plano’s final TD.
Allen racked up 354 yards on the ground. Sophomore quarterback Kyler Murray led the team with 167 yards rushing, and senior running back Marcus Ward had 126 yards.
Plano, however, relied heavily on the passing game. Lagow finished with 283 yards passing and two touchdowns. Hansen had six catches for 127 yards and a touchdown.
GARLAND — After completing 19 of 27 passes for 217 yards and a touchdown, Carson Hyles rushed for the game-winning 5-yard TD with 2:27 remaining as Rowlett claimed the final District 11-5A playoff spot at Homer B. Johnson Stadium.
After Lakeview (5-5, 2-4) tied it 29-29 on Brent Davenport’s 1-yard touchdown run with 7:01 remaining, Rowlett (4-6, 3-3) took over on its 34. Rowlett marched 66 yards and took 4:34 off the clock before Hyles barged into the end zone.
ROCKWALL — Chase Schultz had 343 total yards and three touchdowns as Rockwall-Heath clinched a playoff spot by defeating Tyler Lee.
Tyler Lee scored its only points on a 22-yard field goal by Lumi Kaba. Bryce Wilkerson led the offense with 164 yards rushing.
LONGVIEW — Tory White rushed for 56 yards and two scores as Longview dominated Rockwall in the teams’ District 12-5A regular-season finale. Longview will represent the district as the top seed in the Class 5A Division II playoffs.
Longview scored on five consecutive series in the first half after punting on its opening possession. White scored on runs of 2 yards and 1 yard, and Jamycal Hasty ran 50 yards for another score.
MIDLOTHIAN — Laquvionte Gonzalez ran 15 yards to tie the score with 37 seconds to go, and Brooks Ralph overcame a strong wind to deliver the extra point that gave Cedar Hill the victory in a game between playoff-bound teams.
Gonzalez led Cedar Hill with 129 yards rushing.
Midlothian’s Justin Seeton scored four touchdowns.
Skyline rang up 620 yards, including 427 on 37 carries, to beat Richardson Berkner in a District 9-5A game at Forester Stadium.
Quarterback Devante Kincade threw four touchdown passes, and seven players scored for Skyline (9-1, 7-0), the No. 8 5A team in SportsDay’s area rankings.
S. Grand Prairie
GRAND PRAIRIE — South Grand Prairie rode the hot arm of Elijah Wright and the triple-threat rushing attack of Landon Grant, Laquinton Bailey and Louis Dailey to defeat crosstown rival Grand Prairie at the Gopher-Warrior Bowl.
South Grand Prairie scored on its first possession, then made it 14-0 when Keith Machekanyanga intercepted a Jaylen Fails pass on Grand Prairie’s first play and returned it 35 yards for a touchdown.
RICHARDSON — Quarterback Jack Brezette connected with Orion Salters on a 46-yard scoring strike just 30 seconds into the game, and Jesuit (8-2, 5-2 District 9-5A) went on to defeat Richardson (4-6, 4-3) at Eagle-Mustang Stadium.
Brezette threw for five touchdowns, bringing his season total to 31. Jake Oliver caught six passes for 169 yards and touchdowns of 57 and 37 yards. Oliver has 1,095 yards receiving for the season.
Salters also caught six passes, for 127 yards, and had three touchdowns, one on an 8-yard run.
LAKE HIGHLANDS — Lake Highlands scored touchdowns on its first six possessions at Wildcat-Ram Stadium, one week after clinching a berth in the 5A Division II playoffs.
Elbert Landry had seven carries for a game-high 126 yards and three first-half scores for Lake Highlands (8-2, 6-1), which won its fifth straight game and held W.T. White to 143 yards of offense.
Rhett Svetgoff threw for 251 yards and Geoffrey Nwarie rushed for 162 as Richardson Pearce rolled to the victory at Wilmer-Hutchins Stadium.
Hwarie scored on runs of 18 and 64 yards in the first quarter as Pearce opened a 27-0 lead.
MESQUITE — Treyvon Marsh ran for 118 yards to lead Mesquite Horn’s 299-yard rushing attack at Hanby Stadium.
IRVING — Running back Jourdan McNeill rushed 8 yards for the go-ahead touchdown in overtime to give Irving MacArthur a 35-34 victory over Irving. With the win, MacArthur (7-3, 5-2 in 6-5A) clinched a playoff spot.
McNeill rushed for 199 yards and five touchdowns. Quarterback Tyler Petrillo added 163 yards on the ground.
Jacobi Perry scored a touchdown for Irving (3-7, 3-4) in overtime. Irving tried a two-point conversion, but the pass attempt failed. Perry finished with 246 yards rushing and three touchdowns.
Keller Tim. Creek
Keller F. Ridge
KELLER — Cedric Dale ran for 103 yards on 25 carries with two touchdowns as Keller Timber Creek (4-6, 4-3 in 4-5A) earned its first postseason appearance by defeating Keller Fossil Ridge (3-7, 3-4).
Touchdowns by Dale and Mark Russell brought Timber Creek from behind. Dale added another touchdown for the final points.
COPPELL — The No. 4 Coppell Cowboys capped an unbeaten regular season.
The Cowboys (10-0) had already wrapped up the District 5-5A title before Friday’s contest, but their offense got a tuneup. Coppell piled up 324 rushing yards and forced an early interception.
Big scoring runs from Charles West, Luke Jenner, Boris Mulume and Eric Stevenson helped put Lewisville away.
Hurst L.D. Bell
BEDFORD — Quarterback Cody Thomas capped a 98-yard, final-minute drive with a 77-yard touchdown pass to Nathan Crouch as Colleyville Heritage won.
L.D. Bell (7-3, 4-3in 6-5A) drove the ball to the Colleyville Heritage (9-1, 6-1) 19-yard line, but quarterback Colson Romano’s final pass was intercepted in the end zone. L.D Bell took the lead on a 60-yard Bryan James Run with 6:59 remaining, but the defense couldn’t hold Thomas, who had 403 passing yards and five touchdowns.
Despite the loss, L.D. Bell qualified as the second seed in the Division II playoffs. Colleyville Heritage will be the top seed in Division II.
FORT WORTH — Needing a victory to gain a playoff berth, Arlington (8-2, 5-2 in 3-5A) clinched the top seed in Division II by jumping out to a 17-0 lead at the half.
Arlington’s defense held North Crowley to 48 yards of offense while forcing and recovering two fumbles, all in the first half. Senior running back Brandon Washington had 141 yards on 13 rushing attempts including a 38-yard touchdown run with 8:09 left.
CARROLLTON — Flower Mound Marcus tailback Court Prescott rushed for a game-high 216 yards and a touchdown, leading Marcus to a convincing 17-point win over Hebron to close out District 5-5A play for both teams.
FM Marcus (4-6, 3-2) had clinched a playoff berth before the game and will be the district’s second seed in Division I.
Prescott threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Blake Bowling near the end of the first half to tie the score, 10-10. Prescott’s 2-yard scoring run late in the third quarter put Marcus up to stay.
Hebron (6-4, 3-2) could have clinched the district’s top seed in Division II but had few answers against a dominating Marcus ground game that finished with 287 yards.
GRAPEVINE — Grapevine was led by two big plays from Riley Albus: a hook-and-lateral play that delivered a 48-yard touchdown and a 66-yard touchdown run.
Carr. R.L. Turner
CARROLLTON — Euless Trinity scored three touchdowns in a 1:03 span in the first quarter at Standridge Stadium.
Trinity (8-2, 7-0 in 6-5A) didn’t get much of a tuneup before it opens the state 5A playoffs against Flower Mound Marcus at 2 p.m. Nov. 17 at Cowboys Stadium.
Most of the starters were pulled after a flurry of touchdowns in the first quarter, including two touchdown returns of interceptions in the span of three plays. John Maumalanga took the first interception 26 yards for a score. Fifty-six seconds later, Jaz Watkins jumped in front of a pass and scored from 14 yards out to put Trinity up, 21-0.
Arl. Sam Houston
ARLINGTON — Logan Guest scored on a 62-yard run, his second touchdown, to lead Weatherford from behind.
JUSTIN—Justin Northwest set a school 5A record with its eighth win. Dakota Chavis and Dylan Stubbe scored on touchdown runs for Northwest, and kicker Cayden Ihrig tacked on two field goals (40, 35).