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Saturday's bidistrict HS football playoff roundup: Colleyville Heritage rolls; DeSoto rout sets up clash with Coppell
ARLINGTON - Oklahoma commitment Cody Thomas passed for 416 yards and four touchdowns to lead Colleyville Heritage over Hebron, 50-24, in a Class 5A Division II bi-district victory at Cowboys Stadium on Saturday night.
Heritage, SportsDay's 9th ranked team, advances to face Waco Midway (11-0), the 11th-ranked team in the state, at 1 p.m. Saturday in Midlothian.
Thomas and Heritage (10-1) were stopped on fourth down at midfield on their first drive but then scored on their next seven possessions as the offense totaled 611 yards and 32 first downs. Trailing 14-0, Thomas connected with Daniel Farrington on a 4-yard score and Nathan Crouch on a 51-yarder to trail 14-13 one play into the second quarter. He added a 2-yard touchdown run in the second quarter before connecting with Demarco Corbin (27 yards) and Crouch (18 yards) for third-quarter scores and a 36-17 lead. Kaelin Deboskie added 125 yards receiving on 10 receptions.
Heritage running back Connor Davis added 69 yards rushing and a pair of touchdowns to go along with 85 yards receiving on eight receptions.
Hebron (6-5) was led by junior running back Jamal Adams, who finished with 72 yards rushing and all three Hebron touchdowns. Vandy Parkes added 97 yards on the ground for Hebron, which was limited to 273 yards of offense.
Killeen Harker Heights
WACO — Running back Dontre Wilson scored six touchdowns via rushing, receiving and special teams as DeSoto routed Killeen Harker Heights, 62-15, on Saturday in a Class 5A Division I bi-district playoff game at Waco ISD Stadium.
DeSoto (11-0), ranked second in the state in 5A, will face fourth-ranked Coppell (11-0) in an area-round game 1 p.m. Saturday at Allen’s Eagle Stadium.
DeSoto scored 48 unanswered points after Harker Heights (4-7) led, 15-14, at the end of the first quarter.
Quarterback Desmon White scored on an 18-yard run on fourth-and-3 on the first play of the second quarter to give DeSoto a 20-15 lead. White then threw a 48-yard touchdown pass to Wilson on DeSoto’s next series to give DeSoto a 27-15 lead with 9:59 remaining in the second quarter.
Wilson secured his third 1-yard scoring run on DeSoto’s next series to make it 34-15 with 6:15 remaining in the second quarter. The last score of the first half came when Wilson returned a Harker Heights fumble.
Harker Heights called a fake punt on fourth-and-16 from its own 40. Damaria Moon nearly got the first down, but Wilson stripped the ball just short of the first down and raced 55 yards for the score.
Hurst L.D. Bell
ARLINGTON — Marc Orozco drilled a 43-yard field goal with 2:24 remaining to lift Denton Ryan over Hurst L.D. Bell in a Class 5A Division II bi-district game at Cowboys Stadium.
Ryan (6-4) will face Cedar Hill (7-4) in an area-round matchup at 2 p.m. Saturday at Southlake’s Dragon Stadium.
Ryan’s Reynal Caldwell caused a fumble at the L.D. Bell 35 that led to Tyrone Williams’ 2-yard touchdown run and a 14-7 first-quarter lead. Caldwell would later give Ryan a 21-14 lead on an option carry on fourth-and-3 for a 23-yard touchdown. Caldwell finished with 76 yards on five carries.
But L.D. Bell answered two second-half Ryan touchdowns with scores of its own as Aaron Dixon caught a 26-yard touchdown pass from Colson Romano and Ryan Newsome took a direct snap up the middle for a 46-yard score with 5:19 left to tie it at 28-28.
Ryan quarterback Mitchell Bridges then drove the offense 52 yards in seven plays to set up Orozco’s game-winner. Bridges had a 27-yard run and 20-yard pass to Trent Willis on the final drive.
Bridges finished with 158 yards passing and two touchdowns to Willis. The second score to Willis, with 7:49 left in the fourth quarter was a leaping grab for a 30-yard touchdown and 28-21 lead.
L.D. Bell (7-4) was attempting to get in field goal position to tie the score when Ryan’s Desmond Oliver sacked Romano, forcing, and recovering the fumble to end the game.
Longview recovered from a slow start with 27 unanswered points to put away Rowlett in a Class 5A Division II bi-district game at Kincaide Stadium.
Longview (8-3) advanced to play Jesuit at 6 p.m. Saturday at Wildcat-Ram Stadium.
Longview lost three fumbles in the first half, including on its first two possessions, but Rowlett (4-7) failed to take advantage. Longview took a 7-6 lead with a 35-yard touchdown pass from Dezmond Chumley to Chris Pellum on the final play of the first half.
Longview used a power rushing game to extend its lead after halftime. Tory White finished with 18 carries for 130 yards and a touchdown to lead Longview.
ALLEN — Dakota Smith threw for 206 yards and rushed for a game-high 69 yards and one touchdown to lead Paris past Kaufman in a Class 3A Division I bi-district game.
Paris (8-3, 5-0), the District 13-3A champion, advances to face Kilgore at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Forney.
Kaufman pulled to within eight on Josh Ramirez’s 5-yard touchdown run with 2:31 remaining, but it could not recover the ensuing onsides kick and never got the ball back.
SA Central Cath.
ADDISON — TCA-Addison (9-2) turned five San Antonio Central Catholic turnovers in the second quarter into 35 points to blow open the game in a TAPPS Division I first-round playoff game.
Harrison Woodard recovered a fumble on the Central Catholic 37-yard line early in the second quarter. Woodard then caught a 6-yard scoring pass from Daniel Davidson on a fourth-and-goal play. On the ensuing possession, Chad Baldwin recovered a fumble on the 25. Three plays later, Davidson connected on a 7-yard pass to Tanner Snow to stretch TCA’s lead to 21-0.
Drue Allen returned the first of his two interceptions 44 yards for a touchdown. Then 58 seconds later, teammate Brock Bacon returned another interception 46 yards for a score.
Brown. St. Joseph
Quarterback Barrett Renner threw three touchdown passes as Bishop Lynch (7-3) built a 42-0 halftime lead and cruised to victory in a TAPPS Division I first-round playoff game.
Renner threw for 171 yards, all in the first half.
Arg. Liberty Chr.
SAN ANTONIO — Quarterback Foster Ford ran for two touchdowns, and Argyle Liberty scored the final 35 points to win a TAPPS Division I first-round playoff game.