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.