Lone Star (7-0) @ Independence (3-4)—41-13
The Lone Star Rangers defense has been dominating the opposition all season, so it should come as no surprise that the Rangers held the Independence Knights to just 78 yards of total offense in the first half, on the way to a commanding 41-13 win. Consider it a tune-up for postseason play.
M.J. Rivers threw for 215 yards with one interception and no TDs, while running for 46 yds and a score. Kirby Bennett III was the star of the show, as he successfully segued back from his receiving chores from a week ago to do what he does best: chew up yardage for big ground gains. He finished up the game with 125 yds rushing and 3 TDs. The Knights’ QB Kevin Dick threw two TD passes with 112 yds all told.
Up Next (Lone Star): VS The Colony (7-3) 3rd in 14-5A
Reedy (6-1) VS Liberty (1-6)—47-14
Justin Gipson was an easy pick for player of the game as the RB crushed it for 189 yds and 3 TDs. Josh Foskey threw for 102 yds with a score, while the RedHawks offense was led by running back Dmitri Jones, who scampered for 74 yds and a TD.
Up Next (Reedy): VS Lake Dallas (6-4) 4th in 14-5A
Heritage (3-4) VS Centennial (4-3)—48-55
This game had all the excitement of a playoff matchup, as each team was one win from a postseason berth or one loss away from saying goodbye until next year.
And neither team disappointed.
With two unanswered scores, the Heritage Coyotes found themselves heading into the second quarter up 14-7, but the Centennial Titans made the necessary adjustments just before halftime to hold Heritage to just six points, as the Titans reclaimed the lead, up 27-20 heading into halftime. The third quarter was a real doozy, as the Titans and Coyotes were deadlocked 41-41 heading into the game’s final quarter.
To start the fourth quarter, a Brock Floyd scoring pass to J.D. Stephens put the Titans on top for good, 48-41, and the Coyotes wouldn’t score again until a 12-yard run by Matt Sanders that would be too little too late.
The Titans’ Brock Floyd had a game for the ages, connecting on 18/20 passes for 279 yds and three TDs; and he was almost as good on the ground—picking up 150 yds with two more scores. WR Tryston Meadows (90 yds, 2 TDs) caught two of Folyd’s three TD passes with J.D. Stephens receiving the other. The Coyotes had a strong showing too, with RB Matt Sanders (205 yds, 3 TDs) leading all rushers, while Khalil Harris (114 yds) had a great night too. QB Connor Wolfe threw for three scores in spite of just 88 yds passing.
Up Next (Centennial): @ McKinney North (7-3) 2nd in 14-5A
Wakeland (4-3) @ Frisco (0-7)—62-28
The Wakeland Wolverines established their dominance early and often, leading the Frisco Raccoons 41-9 at the halfway point. Fueled by QB Dylan Cadwallader’s eye-popping night, there was simply no stopping the Wolverines from finding their way into the postseason picture.
Cadwallader (238 yds, 6 TDs) found WR Easton Reeves (112 yds, 2 TDs) twice for scores, with Tre Adams (82 yds, TD) and three other WRs each scoring once. RB Colby Delashaw set the pace on the ground, picking up 138 yards. The Raccoons’ Heath Yetter had a huge night in the losing effort, gaining 170 yds on just 12 carries.
Up Next (Wakeland): @ Prosper (8-2) 1st in 14-5A
Legacy Christian (3-7) VS Carrollton Prince of Peace (3-7)—35-19
Fueled by an 80-yard kickoff return by Legacy’s Josh Brewer (53 yds, TD), the Eagles were off and running well on their way to a win to close out their 2017 season.
After putting up 14 in the first quarter, Legacy Christian was able to consistently put up points in each quarter to put this game on ice for the Eagles.