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Reedy (8-0, 5-0) VS Frisco (0-8, 0-5)—42-14
Up 35-7 entering the fourth quarter, the Reedy Lions had little trouble dispatching the Frisco Raccoons for their eighth-straight win of the season, while sending Frisco to their eighth-straight loss.
Reedy’s Josh Foskey (213 yds, TD) continued his interception-less streak and also picked up 16 yards on the ground. RBs Justin Gipson (109 yds, 3 TDs) and Michael Ferrara (68 yds, 2 TDs) had little trouble pushing past the Frisco defense. WR Nolan Matthews (50 yds, TD) caught the game’s only receiving TD.
Raccoons’ RB Bryson Clemons had a huge night, scoring twice in the second half on a third-quarter rush of 66 yds, and on a 27-yard scamper in the fourth.
Up Next (Reedy): @ Lone Star
Up Next (Frisco): @ Liberty
Lone Star (7-1, 5-0) VS Centennial (3-5, 3-2)—56-0
Not even a team of good fortune can stop the Lone Star Rangers’ buzz saw offense. And the Rangers’ defense dominated once again, pitching their third shutout in the last four games.
With Lone Star’s defense about as permeable as a sci-fi force-field, the Rangers pretty much had this one in the bag as soon as Kirby Bennett III scooted for a 52-yard TD early in the first quarter.
Once again, M.J. Rivers (7/8, 120 yds, 2 TDs) didn’t need to pass the rock too much, but when he did, he orchestrated each toss with impeccable precision. He was the game’s leading rusher with 97 yds and two TDs. Kavika Pittman was the game’s leading receiver with three catches for 83 yds and a score.
The Rangers defense successfully bottled up District 13-5A’s leading rusher, Hunter Williams (41 yds) who was seemingly greeted by a tackler (or three) the moment he touched the ball.
Up Next (Lone Star): VS Reedy
Up Next (Centennial): VS Independence
Wakeland (5-3, 2-3) @ Independence (5-3, 2-3)—27-17
Four Independence turnovers did in the Knights, as the Wakeland Wolverines lost the total yards contest 444:301, but hung on for the win, while keeping a playoff push a reality.
Although the Knights’ defense kept Colby Delashaw (55 yds) in check, Wakeland’s QB Dylan Cadawallader tossed three TDs on 234 yards. Tre Adams (93 yds, TD), Peyton Reinersten (60 yds, TD) and Easton Reeves (40 yds, TD) combined for 193 yds of aerial offense and three scores.
Up Next (Wakeland): VS Heritage
Up Next (Independence): @ Centennial
Heritage (4-4, 3-2) VS Liberty (1-7, 0-5)—51-21
Ever since Amare Jones went down with a season-ending injury, the Heritage Coyotes have been scrambling to find the right mixture to get their offense firing again. Turns out QB Connor Wolfe (215 yds, 3 TDs) and RB Matt Sanders (145 yds, 2 TDs) are quite capable of filling in for the ailing Jones.
Khalil Harris (96 yds, TD) had another big night for the Coyotes and Wolfe’s arm found three different receivers for TDs in Jon Drake (71 yds, TD), Carloss Crawford (61 yds, TD) and Nic McTear (1 catch, 26 yds, TD).
The RedHawks were led by QB Mitchell Miller’s 195 all-purpose yards and 3 scores. Mitchell’s 72 yards rushing led Liberty on the night.
Up Next (Heritage): @ Wakeland
Up Next (Liberty): VS Frisco
Legacy Christian Academy (2-4,0-3) @ FW Southwest Christian (4-2, 2-1)—27-42
Sometimes one player is so dominant that he can lead a team to victory all by himself. Last Friday night, that player was Southwest Christian’s ATH Ethan Thomas (516 yds of total offense, 6 TDs)
But even though the aforementioned Thomas went absolutely nuts, Legacy was up 20-14 at the half, and it appeared they might have a chance to spoil the fun for the home team Southwest Christian Eagles. But two quick scoring passes from SCS’s dynamic Thomas (219 yds, 3 TDs) to start the third quarter put the “other” Eagles up for good, in spite of LCA’s Josh Brewer’s 52-yard dash to bring them within one point as the third quarter closed.
Legacy’s Josh Brewer (111 yds, 2 TDs) led his team in rushing as QB Kaleb Lowe tossed for 190 yds and a score.
Up Next: VS Midland Christian