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Mesquite 34, Waco 17
MESQUITE - Alex Cooper threw for 246 yards, including two scoring passes, and ran for a touchdown to lead Mesquite (1-4) over Waco (2-3) at Handby Stadium.
Cooper completed six consecutive passes that broke open the game. His 24-yard TD pass to Rashad Higgins with 23 seconds remaining in the first half gave Mesquite a 10-3 lead. In the third quarter, Cooper connected with Higgins on a 58-yard pass that set up Junior Sessions' 2-yard scoring run. Cooper scored on a 5-yard run that he set up with a 45-yard completion to Jordan Bracy and later threw a 35-yard TD pass to Jerrell Ellis that made it 31-10.