Dallas/Fort Worth Roundup 10/21/13

Dallas/Fort Worth area Texas high school football roundup

Dallas Fort Worth area texas high school football roundup

DFW Week 7 Roundup

North Mesquite vs. Mesquite: 34-33 Mesquite

A cross-town rivalry game, only five miles apart saw a high stakes game with a firework finish. Mesquite (4-3, 2-1) leads the rivalry all time 24-18-1, but North Mesquite (6-0, 2-0) looked to have the advantage as they have yet to lose a game. What seemed to be a fast start for both teams ended up being temporary success, as North Mesquite scored on their first drive on a 1-yard touchdown run by senior running back Corey Hart (22 att, 76 yards, 2 TDs). However, Mesquites senior receiver Octayvious Miles (8 rec, 106 yards, 1 TD) took the ensuing kickoff back for an 82-yard touchdown and with the extra point kicker Marco Rodriguez Mesquite found themselves up 7-6 at halftime. After halftime the North Mesquite offense looked to have had found their groove when senior Ta’Varius Luke (16 att, 206 yards, 2 TDs) exploded with two long touchdown runs, 32 yards and 58 yards, as he has now ran over a 1,000 yards this year. Corey Hart also added another 1-yard touchdown run with :15 seconds left to finish the third quarter outscoring Mesquite 21-7. Mesquite was far from defeated staging a fourth quarter comeback that started with a 34-yard pass from Horace Leblanc III (9-15, 157 yards, 2 TDs) to Octayvious Miles and ended with a 46-yard pass from Leblanc to Shadavian Reed (12 att, 117, 2 TDs) who also added a 76-yard touchdown run as Mesquite outscored North Mesquite 20-6 to hand the Stallions their first loss of the season.

Euless Trinity vs. Hurst L.D Bell: 55-0 Euless Trinity

A game where some thought the tides might start turning in District 6-5A as Hurst L.D Bell (5-1, 3-0) looked to defeat a Goliath in Euless Trinity (4-2, 3-0) who had been struggling this year but is looking to right the ship. L.D Bell has an offense that has put some high amounts of points led by senior quarterback Colson Romano and with a Trinity defense that had been struggling earlier in the year, L.D. Bell look to stand a fighting chance. However L.D Bell got knocked out as Trinity flexed their muscles in this district once again led by senior Isaac Ellsworth (15 att, 170 yards, 1 TD) sophomore running back Ja’Ron Wilson (16 att, 70 yards, 4 TDs) and a Trinity rushing attack that had 482 yards total for the game. The Trinity defense also deserves credit as they held the L.D Bell offense who averages over 400 yards per game to a mere 211 yards in this game, specifically in the running game were L.D Bell averaged just under 200 yards a game and managed only 65 against the stingy Trinity defense.

Allen vs. Plano West: 77-37 Allen

The top team in the state, Allen, had another test against a Plano West Wolves team that the Eagles have won the last eight games against. Allen quarterback Kyler Murray had a field day against the Wolves defense. Murray, who only played the first half and the opening series of the third quarter, finished the first half with 334 total yards and seven total touchdowns (4 pass, 3 rush) and also led the game in rushing. His favorite target was senior receiver Cole Carter who finished the game with 5 receptions for 92 yards and 4 touchdown catches. The Allen defense held the Wolves to just seven points in three quarters. The Wolves did make a fourth quarter comeback in the fourth quarter scoring the last three touchdowns of the game, a 17-yard by Auston Anderson, 25-yard fumble return for a touchdown by Mohamed Sanogo, and a 6-yard run by Malik Rochelle. However, this game was over after the first half.

Ennis vs. Mansfield Legacy: 50-16

One of our featured games this week really showed the powerhouse that is the Ennis Lions who have now won their first seven games for the second year in a row. Ennis started out hot outscoring Mansfield Legacy 22-8 in the first quarter and continued to outscore them in every quarter of the game. The rushing attack was strong for both teams as each had 332 total yards on the ground. For Ennis it was a combination of senior running backs Terrance Williams (21 att, 142 yards, 2 TDs) and Nicholas Gabriel (14 att, 117 yards, 4 TDs). For Mansfield Legacy Kijana Amous shined taking 30 carries for 260 yards, but could not find the endzone. Both quarterbacks had inverse days as Ennis quarterback Devin Smith he completed 9 of 16 passes for 200 yards and a touchdown (a 50-yard pass to Garison Vanya). For Mansfield Legacy quarterback Terrance Ivery completed 7 of 13 passes for 65 yards one touchdown and three interceptions, one of which was returned 75 yards by Ennis defensive back Terrell Hearne for a touchdown, he also fumbled four times, but Mansfield Legacy recovered all of them.

Arlington vs. Arlington Sam Houston: 48-24 Arlington

Quarterback Michael Gray did it all for the Arlington Colts passing for 232 yards and three touchdowns and running for 105 yards on two touchdowns. The Colts running back Raymond Sheard also played well running for 101 yards, but had to leave in the third quarter with an injury. The Colts defense held Arlington Sam Houston quarterback Ervin Hill to only 63 yards passing and forced two interceptions. However Hill did most of his damage on the ground running for 127 yards and a touchdown. Turnovers ended up being the difference as Arlington Sam Houston committed three turnovers and the Colts had zero.

Flower Mound Marcus vs. Lewisville: 13-6 Flower Mound Marcus

A defensive battle that saw these two offenses struggle to put up points the “Battle of the Axe” did not disappoint in a close game that saw a 1-yard run by Flower Mound Marcus junior Cade Erwin helped Marcus pull away. Marcus won despite giving up 4 turnovers, but the Marcus defense held strong and only allowed one touchdown, a 15-yard pass from Matt McDougal (9-17, 104, 1 TD) to Trinity Benson (3 rec 30 yards, 1 TD). Lewisville did a good job of protecting the ball, however their one fumble gave Marcus good field position and Andrew Parish (9-19, 81 yards, 1 TD, 2 INTs) found tight end Caden Smith for a 25-yard touchdown pass.

by William Russell
Lone Star Gridiron Intern
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