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October 30, 2013

McKinney North runs away from Greenville Lions



McKINNEY — 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 19

Leonard 11

  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.

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