Greenville’s Lions just can’t stop the Wylie Pirates.
The Lions, who lost 50-7 at Wylie last year, fell 58-10 to the Pirates in the football rematch on Friday night at T.A. “Cotton” Ford Stadium.
Wylie quarterback Carsen Cook went 34-of-45 passing for 331 yards and two touchdowns as Wylie stacked up 520 yards of total offense, compared to 175 for the Lions.
Wylie squared its season record at 3-3 and upped its District 13-4A ledger to 2-1. The Lions dropped to 0-6 and 0-3.
The Lions hurt themselves with four lost fumbles and a couple of misplayed kickoff returns that produced one Wylie touchdown and set the Pirates up at the Greenville 6, 16, 30 and 21-yard lines.
Wylie controlled the ball for most of the first half to build a 35-3 halftime lead. The Pirates ran off 48 plays compared to 27 for the Lions and had a 323-73 advantage in total yardage.
Cook went 22-of-30 passing in the first half for 250 yards and two touchdowns. Carsen led the Pirates on an 86-yard, 13-play drive to start the game. The junior quarterback was 8-of-10 passing for 76 yards on the drive, including a 7-yard strike to Darius Carter for the touchdown.
Greenville cut the deficit to 7-3 after Lion defensive lineman John Franklin forced a fumble returned by teammate Shaquille Anderson to the Wylie 21. The Lions got as close as the Wylie 8 following a 9-yard run by Tyler Matthews but Wylie’s defense stiffened, forcing the Lions to settle for Theodore Hughes’ 24-yard field goal with 4:03 left in the first period.
Riskey wound up as Greenville’s leading rusher with 68 yards on seven carries and was 4-of-13 passing for 53 yards.
Matthews’ string of 100-yard rushing games ended as the Greenville running back finished with 52 yards on 15 carries.
Greenville Christian School scored 44 unanswered points to pull away from Denton Calvary for an 84-42 six-man football victory on Saturday.
The two teams traded the lead eight times before GCS stepped it up with six touchdowns and four conversion kicks to claim the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools’ District 2 opener at Eagle Field. It was the Eagles’ first district win since 2010.
“The guys kept working,” said GCS coach David Wombaker. “For three quarters it was nip and tuck. They had momentum. We had momentum.”
Calvary led 7-0, 16-13, 20-16, 28-24, 36-32 and 42-40 before the Eagles pulled away with some big plays by quarterback Will Martens and running back Joe Henderson.
Martens rushed for a game-high 143 yards on 11 carries, scoring on runs of 5 and 45 yards and was 5-of-14 passing for 109 yards, with touchdowns of 41 yards to Andy Henderson, 23 yards to Michael Lutz and 27 yards to Andy Henderson.
Joe Henderson dashed for 135 yards on 14 carries, scoring on bursts of 8, 1, 1 and 78 yards.
Morgan Henry also fired up the Eagles with a 63-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and ran seven yards for score.