FROM STAFF REPORTS
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.
BLOOMBURG, Texas — Chris Wilson rushed for three touchdowns and threw for two as Campbell outscored Bloomburg 78-32 in six-man football on Saturday.
Wilson rushed for 114 yards on seven carries and was 2-of-4 passing for 36 yards with both completions going for touchdowns.
Daniel Mothersell also rushed for 143 yards and three touchdowns on 14 carries for the Indians, including a 76-yard run.
Jacob Camp rushed for 40 yards on two carries and was 4-of-4 passing for 178 yards and two touchdowns.
Mason Mothersell caught three passes for 70 yards and two touchdowns and ran twice for 20 yards.
Bailey Ferguson caught two passes for 96 yards and one touchdown.
Colby Gore caught one pass for a 48-yard touchdown.
Campbell wound up with 533 yards of total offense, including 319 rushing and 214 passing.
The Indians improved to 3-5 for the season and 1-1 in district play.
Honey Grove 7
CELESTE — The Celeste Blue Devils amassed 405 yards on the ground to secure a win in District 8-A against the Honey Grove Warriors on Friday night. The 27–7 win takes the Blue Devils to 2-1 in district play and all but secures a playoff bid.
The Blue Devils received the opening kick and ran 36 yards on 11 plays only to stall at the Warrior 30-yard line.
The Warriors opened up their bag of tricks on the first play of their possession. Warrior quarterback Jeremy Patt tossed the ball to running back Chance Barbee, who then hit wide open receiver Brandon Spann with a 70-yard catch and run for a Warriors touchdown. It was followed by a PAT kicked by Honey Grove kicker Josue Coronado.
It took a couple more possessions before the Blue Devils pulled it together and scored a touchdown on an eight play 69-yard drive in which running back Traylon Phillips pounded in the final yard. Kicker Eddie Amaro missed the PAT and the Blue Devils trailed half way through the second quarter 7-6.
Blue Devils running back Keith Lynch ran the final 5 yards for the Blue Devils next touchdown with just 40 seconds left in the first half. The Blue Devils brought the score to 14–7 on a fake PAT two-point conversion pass from the holder Cody Evans to receiver Tim Herman.
COMMERCE — The Howe Bulldogs controlled most of the game to spoil the Commerce Tiger homecoming with a 26-6 victory on Friday night.
Pre-game ceremonies saw senior Isaiah Martinez crowned homecoming king and Grayson Chilton crowned queen.
The good news soon faded as Howe took a two-score lead on a 13-play, 71-yard drive capped by a 4-yard touchdown run by junior quarterback Joaquin Lopez and a three-play drive with a 41-yard touchdown pass from Lopez to Freshman Tyler Gresham, both in the first quarter. Both extra point tries failed and Commerce closed the gap with three minutes left in the half with a 59-yard touchdown run by junior Darien Redd.
The extra kick bounced off the upright to make it 12-6 Howe with 2:53 left in the half.
But the Bulldogs made the most of the time left by mounting a seven-play, 69-yard drive topped with a 25-yard touchdown catch by sophomore Michael Kehrer to make the halftime score 18-6 Howe.
The Bulldogs held the Tigers scoreless in the second half and ended Commerce’s most promising drive with an interception that set up a six-play, 61-yard drive with a 37-yard scoring run by junior Anthony Hawthorne with 4:20 left to play in the game.
Commerce’s ensuing drive was ended short with another pick and Howe let the clock run to take the win.
It was the first District 6-2A win for Howe, as the Bulldogs go to 3-5 on the season and 1-3 in district.
Commerce falls to 1-7 overall and 0-4 in district play.
Quinlan Ford 0
QUINLAN — Rains squared its District 14-3A record at 1-1 with a 28-20 victory over the Quinlan Ford Panthers on Friday night.
Ford (5-4, 1-2) scored first on a 3-yard touchdown run from Jon Humphries.
Rains answered with a 31-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Ratliff to Dakota Miller.
Humphries put Ford back on top with a 20-yard run but the Wildcats got a 9-yard touchdown pass from Ratliff to Justin Callahan and then a 4-yard touchdown run from Jesse Hudson.
Ratliff extended the Wildcats’ lead with a 2-yard touchdown run.
The Panthers were held scoreless until the final quarter when Daulten Beierschmitt pulled off a 32-yard touchdown scamper. Weston McCluskey tacked on the two-point conversion, but Ford was not able to recover an onside kick attempt and Rains ran out the rest of the clock for the victory.
Humphries finished with 110 yards and the two early touchdowns on 19 carries. Daulten Beierschmitt recorded 207 yards and a score on 13 carries.
Wylie East 53,
Royse City 14
WYLIE — Royse City’s playoff hopes were crushed on Friday night when the Bulldogs fell to Wylie East 53-14.
Royse City fell into an early 13-7 deficit on a touchdown catch from Wylie East’s Aubrey White and a touchdown run by Eno Benjamin.
The Bulldogs answered with a 16-yard touchdown pass from Courtlin Vance to Jake Glisch.
Wylie East put up 21 points in the second quarter, including a couple of touchdown receptions from Jordan Wyatt and a 20-yard scamper by Benjamin to put the Raiders up 34-7 at the half.
Royse City began the third quarter with a 20-yard touchdown toss from Chance Selby to Bryce Wempa.
But the score would end up being the Bulldogs last as Wylie East continued to pack on the points with a 37-yard run from White and yet another scoring run from 14 yards out by Benjamin.
Eric Lopez capped off the victory for the Raiders with a 7-yard touchdown run in the final quarter to grant a playoff spot to Wylie East.
Greenville Phoenix 58,
Paris ROMEO 14
Greenville Phoenix romped over Paris ROMEO Prep 58-14 at home on Friday night to eclipse the .500 mark on the six-mn football season.
Tyler Killian pulled off some big scoring runs for Phoenix (5-4), with touchdowns of 48, 64 and 57 yards and a 54-yard touchdown catch off a pass from Antwan Blakely.
Blakely also had a 22-yard touchdown toss to Jack Arsenio, and also ran one in from five yards out.
Marcus Thomas also added a 34-yard touchdown run for the Firebirds.
Phoenix have a bye next week before hosting Central Park Academy on Nov. 9.
GUNTER — The Leonard Tigers put up a valiant effort against the Gunter Tigers taking an 11-6 halftime lead, but finally falling by a score of 19-11 on Friday night.
Solomon Titus rushed for a team-high 107 yards on 23 carries for Leonard, which dropped to 6-2 for the season and 2-1 in District 7-2A play.
Gunter improved to 7-1 and 3-0.
To open the contest Leonard drove to midfield. Facing fourth down, Ty McKinney boomed a 48-yard punt nailing the coffin corner at the two. On the next play Justin Baker tackled a Gunter back in the end zone for a safety for an early 2-0 lead.
On the next Leonard possession Titus took a screen pass deep into Gunter territory. With Leonard unable to move the ball McKinney booted a 34-yard field goal to give Leonard a 5-0 advantage at the 3:21 mark of the initial period.
Early in the second quarter Gunter completed a 61-drive with Spencer Lashley hauling in a 5-yard pass from Austin Gressett. The point after failed but Gunter led 6-5.
Leonard countered when Justin Bennett sprinted in from 46 yards out.
Starting on their own 14-yard line the Leonard Tigers drove to the Gunter 18 keyed by a Dylan Monck 60-yard run. But McKinney’s 31-yard field goal sailed wide to the left.
With only two minutes elapsed in third quarter Garrett Hunter capped a 60-yard Gunter drive with a 21-yard sprint to the end zone. The pass for two failed and Gunter led 12-11 at this point.
Caddo Mills 21
CADDO MILLS — Caddo Mills Foxes dropped another heartbreaking game on Friday night.
This time it was to the visiting Farmersville Farmers 27-21 and cost the Foxes any chance at a playoff spot for this year.
Farmersville (5-3, 3-1) dominated the first half, taking a 20-0 halftime lead. The Farmers controlled both sides of the line of scrimmage and rolled up 235 total first half yards while holding the Foxes to only 37 yards.
Farmer running back Darrin Pennington scored on runs of 3 yards and 1 yard in the second quarter while quarterback Cole Anderson added a touchdown on a 15-yard run. A personal foul for a chop block cost Farmersville on one PAT as the 34-yard attempt was wide left.
Pennington led all rushers for the night with 107 yards on 21 carries. Anderson added 83 yards on 11 totes. Anderson was 13-of-27 passing for 224 yards with one TD and two intercceptions.
Caddo Mills (3-6, 2-3) opened the second half with a different attitude and put the Farmers in the hole with a 47-yard punt to the 7-yard line. The Fox defense forced a three and out and David Chandler returned the punt 40 yards to the five. Two runs by quarterback Erik Richards got the Foxes on the scoreboard. Andrew Taylor added the first of three PATs and Caddo Mills had closed to 20-7 with 7:53 left in the 3rd quarter.
The Farmers intercepted a Richard pass at the Farmersville 23. Anderson then found Andrew Simons for 62 yards and then hit Caleb Tyford for a 16-yard scoring pass and went up 27-7.
Lone Oak 20
LONE OAK — Winnsboro won a battle for first place in District 7-2A football, beating the Lone Oak Buffaloes 29-20 on Friday night.
With the victory the 6-2 Red Raiders are alone in first place in 7-2A at 4-0.
Lone Oak, now 6-2 overall, dropped to second place with its 3-1 district record.
Cassidy Fetty was crowned football sweetheart for Lone Oak in pre-game ceremonies.
Lone Oak was moving the football on its opening possession on runs of 6 and 4 yards from Trent Sikes, a 7-yard completion from Jake Williams to Ryan Bayse and a 6-yard run from Devin Shaw but the Buffaloes lost a fumble.
It took the Red Raiders just three plays to score, when quarterback Sheyan Thompson dashed 45 yards for the score with 8:47 left in the first quarter.
Winnsboro then drove in for the touchdowns, getting runs of 14 and 7 yards from Tedrick Shepherd and a 31-yarder from Thompson before Santoy raced for a 22-yard touchdown, building Winnsboro’s lead to 13-0.
The Red Raiders extended their lead to 16-0 with a 32-yard field goal by Will Villalobos 32-yard field goal.
Lone Oak went on a six-play drive to start the third quarter, moving the football with runs by Shaw and Bayse, a completion from Williams to Brent Loeffler and a 23-yard run by Sikes. Shaw then rushed in from 1 yards out to make it 16-6 7:50 left in the third quarter.
The two teams traded turnovers, including Loeffler’s fumble recovery and Quinton King’s interception, before the Red Raiders went up 23-6 with a 55-yard scoring drive topped off by Thompson’s 1-yard run. Julio Olivarria kicked the extra point and Winnsboro led 23-6 with 1:59 left in the third quarter.
Lone Oak cut the lead to 23-14 on its next possession as Loeffler rushed in from 2 yards and Williams threw to Sikes for the two-point conversion.
On Winnsboro’s next possession, Thompson, Shepherd and David Santoy would carry for big yardage before Thompson powered in for the touchdown from the 3-yard line with 5:40 left.
Lone Oak the margin to 29-20 with 3:13 left on a 4-yard touchdown pass from Williams to Loeffler.
Thompson carried 19 times for 173 yards and three touchdowns for Winnsboro and Santoy rushed 9 times for 55 yards.