Lone Star (6-0) VS Reedy (5-1)—63-35
For those of us that thought this might be a low-scoring affair, well, 98 combined points created an easy way to say: WRONG.
The Lone Star Rangers planted their flag high atop 13-5A as the last of the district unbeaten. The Rangers set a new high-water mark for points scored on the season, but the Reedy Lions put on an impressive scoring display as well, as their 35 points were seven more than the most Lone Star had allowed in any game this year. But in the end, the Rangers just had too many weapons for the Lions to defend against.
The Rangers were dominant, and they even showcased a new way to use star RB Kirby Bennett III (97 yds rec., TD) as he essentially became another pass-catching weapon. M.J. Rivers was the easy MVP of this game as he had arguably his best 5A performance to date, scoring 8 total TDs, with 347 yds passing and 119 yds rushing. WRs Marvin Mims (112 yds, TD), Ife Opere (70 yds, 2 TDs) did the rest of the damage for the Rangers.
Reedy’s stellar QB, Josh Foskey, threw his first two interceptions on the season but managed to have a solid if unspectacular night (by his lofty standards), as he passed for 268 yds with two TDs.
Up Next (Lone Star): VS Independence
Up Next (Reedy): VS Liberty
Wakeland (3-3) VS Heritage (3-3)—38-14
Heritage has had a tough go of it since losing dual-threat QB Amare Jones. And their Week 10 matchup against the Wolverines was no different. Heritage managed to make it interesting in the second quarter when they found the end zone twice, but that would be all the scoring they’d manage as Wakeland QB Dylan Cadwallader (354 yds, 3 TDs) and company put the hurt on the Coyotes defense.
WR Tre Adams had a huge night, as he caught six passes for 178 yds and two scores, while RB Nate Lunsford crossed the century mark in rushing with 101 yds.
Up Next (Wakeland): @ Frisco
Up Next (Heritage): VS Centennial
Centennial (3-3) VS Independence (3-3)—28-33
Two teams fighting for a playoff spot found themselves all tied up at halftime, 21-21. But the Independence Knights, thanks to the gritty ground game supplied by Logan Brungardt (228 yds, 3 TDs), outscored the Titans 12-7 in the second half to hang on for the win as well as a chance at postseason play.
Knights QB Kevin Dick (214 yds, TD) calmly orchestrated the passing plan, while finding WR Colton Nielson (121 yds, TD) early and often. Centennial’s RB Hunter Williams, after an off week last week against Lone Star, got his groove back as he rushed for 126 yds.
Up Next (Centennial): @ Heritage
Up Next (Independence): VS Lone Star
Frisco (0-6) @ Liberty (1-5)—22-27
On the flip-side of the GOTW, the Frisco Raccoons and the Liberty RedHawks were each fighting for their first district win in an old-school matchup where the RedHawks’ key offensive players simply outperformed the Raccoons’.
Liberty QB Mitchell Miller (211 yds, 3 TDs) had a big night, as did RB Dmitri Jones (118 yds, TD). But it was Keavon Wright (167 yds, 2 TDs) who stole the show with his biggest night of the season. Frisco’s Bryson Clemons had a hard-fought 79 yards rushing on the evening, with two TDs.
Up Next (Frisco): VS Wakeland
Up Next (Liberty): @ Reedy
Legacy Christian (0-4) VS Midland Christian (3-2)—19-48
This one started off with a bang as the Legacy Christian Eagles struck first in dramatic fashion, thanks to a Josh Brewer (93 yds, TD) catch from the right arm of QB Kaleb Lowe (204 yds, 2 TDs) put them on top briefly 7-0. But by halftime, Midland Christian had honed-in on their game plan, leading 21-10.
Mustangs’ RB, Ben Gibbs (174 yds, 3 TDs) was the player of the game, and simply too much for the Legacy defenders to handle over the course of full four quarters.
Up Next: VS Carrollton Prince of Peace