The 5A Division I State Quarterfinal matchup between Southlake Carroll and DeSoto will go down as one of the best playoff games in Dallas Metroplex history. This game had it all, wide open offenses, fourth down conversions and stops, star quarterbacks, and a tremendous goal line stand to top it off. In the end DeSoto was able to fend off a thrilling attempt at a winning drive by Southlake. The DeSoto defense stopped SL quarterback Kenny Hill three times at the 3 yard-line to seal the victory as time expired. The 49 to 45 win by DeSoto means they advance to the state semifinal game next week against Allen, another metorplex powerhouse.
The fans at SMU stadium witnessed over a 1,000 yards of total offense between the two teams. Every offensive series, for both teams, was replete with great offensive and defensive plays. The game turned out to be a battle between the star quarterbacks. Desmon White of DeSoto was their leading rusher (139 yards) and leading passer (376 yards). Similarly, Kenny Hill for Southlake was their
The Lancaster Tigers used a dominating ground game to defeat the Pirates of Mesquite Poteet Friday night at Eagles Stadium in Allen 21-13. Lancaster will advance to the UIL 4A Division 2 Semi-Finals against Wichita Falls Rider.
Lancaster rode the trio of Demarcus Ayers, Nick Harvey, and Joseph Paden as they racked up 292 yards on 46 rushes. The Tigers could only muster 79 yards passing, but it was enough as the Lancaster defense held Poteet to just 1 touchdown.
It was six plays into the 4th offensive possession before either team could complete a pass. 12 of Poteet quarterback Tanner Ramsey's 19 completions came in the 2nd half. Ramsey would finish the game with 232 yards passing and 58 yards rushing.
Poteet's fought the entire game, mounting a final drive with 1:17 left in the game and 8-points down. 10 plays later, their season ended 4 yards short of the end zone on a last second pass to Nathaniel Gaines, his 3rd catch of the drive.
Justin Northwest Texans and Southlake Carroll Dragons were tied (3-0) in district play going into Friday night's game. Many considered the Texans to be one of the best teams Carroll has faced since their loss in the season opener to Allen. The fans at Dragon Stadium in Southlake witnessed another one sided win by Carroll, however. Southlake's defense and powerful offense was too much for Justin Northwest. The final score was 45-0 in favor of Southlake.
Quarterback Kenny Hill and the Dragon offense had 498 total yards in the game. Carroll scored six touchdowns in the first half, five of which were the result of Hill's performance. The Justin Northwest offense could not get on track during the first half, only crossing into Carroll territory once. Going into halftime the score was 42-0 in favor of Carroll.
The Texans were unable to put together a long drive or execute a big play throughout the game. The Carroll defense held the Texans scoreless and only allowed them to enter Southlake territory three times. The Texans had 109-yards rushing and 70-yards passing. Their leading rusher was Dakota Chavis with Chase Morrison as their leading receiver.
Southlake had 314-yards through the air, with Ryan Weigel and Luke Timian as the leading receivers. Southlake used their backup players on offense for most of the second half.
Desoto continued their undefeated campaign with a 61-7 drubbing of Mansfield Timberview on Friday night at R.L. Anderson stadium in Mansfield.
Junior quarterback Desmon White completed 20 of 33 passes for 255 yards and 2 touchdowns. White also ran for 99 yards on 9 carries.
Dontre Wilson went over the century mark rushing with 119 yards on 27 carries as Desoto controlled the line of scrimmage most of the game. As a team, Desoto racked up 607 total yards, 349 on the ground.
Timberview depended on the big play to try and stay in the game. The Wolves only completed 4 passes, but they were good for 132 yards.
Khalid Conner caught 2 passes for 114 yards and a touchdown for Timberview.