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October 20, 2013

Wylie East rolls past Greenville Lions

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL ROUNDUP

GREENVILLE —   Wylie East freshman running back Eno Benjamin rushed for 212 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries to help the Raiders to a 48-6 District 13-4A football victory over the Greenville Lions on Friday night at T.A. “Cotton” Ford Stadium.

  Benjamin, who was recently promoted from the freshman team, ran for scores of 84 and two yards as the 4-3 Raiders moved up into a tie for first place following Lucas Lovejoy’s 56-42 win over Denison. Wylie East, Denison and now Wylie, a 38-24 winner over McKinney North, are tied for first place in 13-4A with 3-1 records.

  Greenville, which suffered its 37th straight loss, is now 0-7 overall and 0-4 in district play to trail the 13-4A field.

  Benjamin helped Wylie East build a 28-0 halftime lead, rushing for 148 yards on just seven carries.

Greenville took advantage of a 10-yard Wylie East punt to score in two plays from the Wylie East 29.   After a roughing-the-passing penalty gave the Lions a first down on the Wylie East 15, Matthew Riskey ran in on the next play for the touchdown on a quarterback draw. Wylie East blocked Theodore Hughes’ extra point try.

  Tyler Matthews led the Lion rushers with 61 yards on 19 carries, while Bayelei Doty added 37 yards on eight runs.

  Aubrey White added 101 yards on 20 carries to Wylie East’s rushing total and Garrett McCain was 6-of-12 passing for 104 yards.

Dallas Covenant 60,

GCS 8

  Dallas Covenant showed Greenville Christian School why the Knights are the No. 5 ranked six-man football team in the state with a 60-8 victory on Saturday at Eagle Field.

  The Knights, who’ve earned the lofting ranking on sixmanfootball.com, ran for 276 yards and threw for 145 in 20 minutes of play as they improved their season record to 6-1. Covenant’s only loss was 78-58 to Throckmorton, the state’s No. 1 ranked team.

  GCS dropped to 4-3 for the season and 1-1 in Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools’ District 2 play. The Eagles finished with 129 total yards, including just 31 yards rushing.

  “They’re good,” said GCS coach David Wombaker. “They’re the real deal. They’re 12 deep. They’re hungry for it. We didn’t block. We didn’t tackle. That’s football 101. They were very aggressive. We didn’t match their intensity. They didn’t do anything we haven’t prepared for.”

  The visiting Knights scored on nine of their 10 possessions to end the game at halftime via the 45-point mercy rule.

  Andy Henderson got behind the Covenant defense to gather in a 62-yard touchdown pass from Will Martens for the Eagles’ only touchdown in the second quarter. Pretei Lemo booted the conversion kick.

  Martens finished 8-of-18 passing for 98 yards but was limited to only nine yards rushing on seven carries.

J  oe Henderson led the GCS rushers with 21 yards on five carries and Morgan Henry finished with 15 yards on five rushes before leaving the game with an injury.

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