Ronald Jones rushed for 217 yards and three touchdowns on 22 carries to help McKinney North roll to a 45-7 football victory over the Greenville Lions on Friday night.
Jones, who’s now topped the 1,400-yard rushing mark for the season, scored on dashes of 33, 16 and 30 yards as the 4-4 Bulldogs stayed in the running for a playoff spot in District 13-4A with a 3-2 record.
McKinney North racked up 449 yards of total offense, including 344 rushing, while the Lions managed just 152 yards as they remained winless for the season at 0-8 with their 38th straight loss.
Jones scored the second time he touched the ball on a 33-yard run set up by a 38-yard punt return from Bryce Balous. Raul DelaRosa converted as the Bulldog went up 7-0 with 8:02 left in the first period.
McKinney North covered 57 yards in just two plays to score on its second possession after the Lions gambled with a fake punt pass from the Bulldog 43 that landed incomplete on fourth and seven. Jones dashed 32 yards for a first down on the first play and then quarterback Ben Dutze fired a 25-yard touchdown pass to Kirvin Parks, who make a leaping grab in the end zone.
McKinney North stretched its lead to 21-0, still in the opening period, after Darius Arnold recovered a Greenville fumble at the Lion 38. Jones and Dutze took turns running the football before Dutze finished off the drive with a 4-yard run. DelaRosa’s kick made it 21-0.
Greenville answered with a 70-yard, eight-play drive. Quarterback Treveon Heard led the drive, firing an 18-yard strike to Tyler Matthews, a 6-yard completion to Riley Cox and then Heard dashed 18 yards for a first down. Heard finished off the drive with a 20-yard touchdown run on fourth and two. Theodore Hughes’ kick brought the Lions to within 21-7.
Rockwall Heritage 62,
ROCKWALL — Rockwall Heritage won a key battle in District 2 six-man football, outscoring Greenville Christian School 62-40 on Friday night.
The two teams had been tied for second place in the district behind Dallas Covenant. GCS dropped to 4-4 for the season and 1-2 in district play, while Heritage improved to 5-3 and 2-1.
GCS quarterback Will Martens threw for touchdowns of 40 yards to Andy Henderson and 30 yards to Michael Lutz. Andy Henderson also recovered a teammate’s fumble in the end zone for touchdown.
Joe Henderson returned a kickoff 45 yards for a score.
Morgan Henry scored on a 50-yard touchdown for the Eagles and recorded a safety on defense but left the game in the second quarter with a shoulder injury.
Pretei Lemo booted four conversions for GCS, which heads back to the road on Saturday for a 2 p.m. game at Dallas Tyler Street.