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Dallas/Fort Worth Roundup 11/13/13

Dallas/Fort Worth area Texas high school football roundup

Dallas Fort Worth area texas high school football roundup

DFW Round Up- Week 10

Plano West vs Plano East: 42-17 Plano West

A very wild game that had many twists and turns as both teams were fighting for the last playoff spot in district 10-5A. The game started off well for Plano East when sophomore quarterback Miles Thompson (11-28, 158 yards, TD, 2 INT) hit Anthony Maioriello (7 rec, 105 yards, TD) for a 37-yard touchdown pass, Maioriello was the game’s leading receiver. Lionel Wills (13 att, 86 yards, TD) would add to the lead with a 5-yard touchdown run. East led Plano West 17-6 at halftime, but West would respond in the second half shutting out East 36-0. The 3rd quarter was the big quarter for West that started with a blocked punt returned for a touchdown by Matt Augustine. Plano West running backs Auston Anderson and Sotonye Jamabo combined for 340 yards on the ground, 3 rushing touchdowns, and averaged 11.7 yards per carry to lead Plano West into the playoffs.

Little Elm vs The Colony: 17-14 Little Elm

The Colony still had a chance to reclaim the district title from Frisco Centennial with a win and a Centennial loss but they never got the chance against with the upset from the underdog Little Elm. Little Elm, despite being eliminated in the playoffs still showed heart and went out to compete against a top-tier team in their district. Little Elm struck quickly scoring 26 seconds into the game on a 19-yard run by running back Caleb Chapman (24 att, 68 yards, TD). After forcing The Colony to punt on their first possession Little Elm struck again this time quarterback Christian Bourdo (2-5, 69 yards, TD, 59 rush yards) found James Gordon, his only catch, for a 58-yard touchdown. With the clock winding down in the 2nd quarter kicker Selvin DeLeon connected on a 36-yard field goal to give Little Elm the lead 17-0. The Colony wouldn’t go down easily however, specifically running Khalil Banks. Banks (24 att, 197 yards, TD, 1 rec, 14 rec yards, rec TD) scored from 8-yards out with 4:47 left and again from 14 yards out from a pass from Andrew Lotz (3-14, 38 yards, TD) with 47 sec left. Little Elm would recover the onside kick however sealing their first district win this year.

Mesquite Horn vs North Mesquite: 34-31Mesquite Horn

With Rockwall at 3-3 in district and North Mesquite right behind them fighting for the last playoff spot in district 12-5A the Stallions needed a win for a chance of making the playoffs. Mesquite Horn on the other hand was looking to build momentum for their hopeful playoff run. Both teams had big plays early for North Mesquite running back Ta’Varius Luke (17 att, 190 yards TD) started their first possession off with a 66-yard touchdown run. Mesquite Horn would answer at the very end of the first quarter with a 54-yard touchdown pass from Destri White (16-26, 252 yards, 3 TD) to Blayde Moore (8 rec, 105 yards, TD). In the 2nd quarter North Mesquite would strike first again with a Cody Williams (4-16, 37 yards, 37 rush yards, 2 rush TDs) 9-yard run. Mesquite Horn would again respond with a 59-yard touchdown pass from Destri White to Del’Michael High (4 rec, 122 yards, 2 TDs) and a 31-yard fumble return for a touchdown by Darreon Jackson as time expired to end the first half 21-14 Horn. The third quarter belonged to the Stallions, shutting out Horn 10-0, giving them a 24-21 lead headed to the fourth quarter. After a Stallions punt it took Mesquite Horn two plays to get kicker Taylor Lewis in field goal range to win the game on a 34-yard field goal as time expired.

Duncanville vs Mansfield Timberview: 9-7 Duncanville

This defensive struggle that only saw two touchdowns, both in the second quarter, and one safety. The Duncanville defense allowed less than 200 yards and Duncanville quarterback Jeremiah Drake (21-29, 138 yards, INT) was the only player to exceed 100 yards. After both teams traded touchdowns in the second quarter the score at halftime was 7-7. In the third quarter after Duncanville punted the ball to the 1-yard line the Duncanville defense stuffed the Timberview ball carrier in the endzone for what ended up being the game-winning safety.

Arlington Martin vs Arlington Bowie: 47-18

With a three way tie atop district 3-5A this game had very important seeding implications. With a Martin win and Arlington Lamar loss Martin would be district champs, with a Bowie win they would be district champs. The Martin defense came out to play like district champs forcing the Bowie offense into four turnovers. The Martin offense also looked good, quarterback Eric Walker who completed 10 of 17 for 158 yards and 2 touchdowns. They also ran the ball effectively with running back Nic Smith had 28 carries for 191 yards and one touchdown run. Unfortunately for Martin after the very convincing win Lamar would also win (70-21) giving them the district championships.


by William Russell
Lone Star Gridiron Intern
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