Wylie senior QB Kameron Kelly a triple threat in 30-21 win over Lovejoy

WYLIE — Kameron Kelly did a little bit of everything for Wylie on Friday night.

The Wylie senior threw for 120 yards, rushed for 178 more and even caught three passes for 65 yards in a 30-21 victory against Lovejoy.

The game was the District 13-4A opener for both teams, and Kelly’s dynamic performance gave Wylie an important leg up on the defending district champs.

Kelly took the reins at quarterback in the second half and finished with four touchdowns — three rushing, one passing. The senior opened the second half with a 75-yard touchdown run in which he broke two downfield tackles.

Wylie (2-2, 1-0) gained 298 of its 445 total yards after Kelly switched from wide receiver to quarterback.

The 65-yard touchdown pass Kelly threw to Alex Wesley in the fourth quarter was the only reason he didn’t lead the team in passing, rushing and receiving. Wesley finished with nine catches for 111 yards, and his touchdown gave Wylie a two-score lead.

Lovejoy (2-2, 0-1) suffered its second consecutive loss without injured quarterback Bowman Sells. His replacement, sophomore Dakota Michaels, received constant pressure from the Wylie defensive front. He finished 10-of-27 for 185 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions.

Nothing hindered Lovejoy more than its 16 penalties for 152 yards, though. Lovejoy only trailed by three points at the start of the fourth quarter, but each of its next two possessions featured third-and-very-long situations following penalties.

Lovejoy’s Aaron Fuller had 49 yards of offense and two touchdowns, and running back Dan Sefcik tallied 80 rushing yards and a score.

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