Brian Bearden’s Collin County – Texas High School Football Playoff Roundup
McKinney North 56, Mansfield Lake Ridge 42 at Kincaide Stadium: North QB Nick Hutchins ran for 240 yards and three touchdowns and passed for two more. … Ronald Jones scored three touchdowns and rushed for 92 yards for North (11-2). … Hutchins (12-18-2) threw for 203 yards. … Kirvin Parks and Brennan Harris each had four receptions. Parks scored the first of his two touchdowns on a 24-yard reception in the opening quarter at 2:17 then added a 35-yarder with 4:13 left in the second quarter. … Hutchins ran 26 yards for a TD at 11:24 in the second quarter and scampered 60 yards with 6:34 left in the first half. Hutchins’ third TD of the game came with 4:28 to go in the fourth quarter on a 3-yard run. … Jones scored from the Lake Ridge 1- (8:38) and 2-yard lines (2:05) in the third quarter. Jones scored his third TD on a 14-yard run with 1:51 remaining in the fourth quarter. … Harris had 95 yards receiving, and Parks gained 81. … Gabe Constantine (12 yards), JoMarr Davis (6 yards), Miguel Hudson (5 yards) and Jones (4 yards) each had one reception to advance the ball. North’s defense intercepted a pass and recovered a fumble but yielded 74-, 64- and 57-yard touchdown runs. Lake Ridge’s Jeff Duffey (17-29-1) passed for 215 yards and ran for 158. Lake Ridge’s Duke Carter gained 153 yards rushing as North allowed five touchdowns rushing and 10.4 yards a carry. Lake Ridge (8-5) also passed for 397 yards en route to 612 total yards. … Next: McKinney North (11-2) takes on Tyler’s John Tyler (11-2) at the University of North Texas’ Apogee Stadium in Denton at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the 5A Division I Region II Final. John Tyler beat Rockwall-Heath, 49-21, on Friday. North will have to stop JT’s Jeremy Wilson, who gained 99 yards and scored twice and QB Geovaria McCollister, who passed for three touchdowns and 269 yards.
Prestonwood Christian 28, Saint Thomas of Houston 14 at Groesbeck: PCA (10-3) recovered two fumbles and intercepted two passes and put together 414 yards on offense. … QB Ryan Cash (23-35-2) passed for two touchdowns and 210 yards. … Ryne Carter caught a 22-yarder for the game’s opening touchdown. … Michael Irvin (8 for 78 yards) scored a TD on a 9-yard toss in the second quarter. … DeOnte Williams punched in a 1-yard touchdown for PCA in the fourth quarter, and Collin Whitaker ran 98 yards for a TD to close out the scoring. Whitaker finished with 156 yards rushing on 12 carries. Cash added 4.6 yards on five QB keepers for 23 yards. … Jonathan Heasley averaged 13.2 yards a catch on six receptions for 79 yards.
South Oak Cliff 78, Frisco Heritage 29 at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas: SOC (10-3) took a 43-0 lead into halftime on seven unanswered scoring plays. SOC quarterback David Johnson (17-24-0) passed for six touchdowns and 266 yards. … Heritage (10-3) revived in the second half to score on a 1-yard run by Kene Nwangwu (12-44 yards) with 6:06 showing in the third quarter. Bubba Ogbebor scored next on a 12-yard pass from Malik Walker (13-31-3, 163 yards, 1 TD). … Heritage’s Nwangwu ran back the kickoff with 11:35 to go in the fourth quarter, just moments after SOC’s Jordan Stevenson (20-198 yards, 3 TDs) scored on a 42-yard run. … Amare Jones (7-104 yards) ran 15 yards to the end zone for Heritage’s last TD of the season at 8:31. … Walker’s top passing target was Keaton White (4 for 113 yards). … Chris Baez had three catches for 19 yards. Ogbebor and Jacques Norris each caught two. Norris also gained 21 yards on five carries.
Spring Westfield 43, Rockwall 38 at Georgetown: Xavier Castille has 14 catches for 128 yards and two touchdowns, and QB Will Reed (18-27-1) threw for three touchdowns and 181 yards for Rockwall (12-1). … Chris Warren (16 carries for 72 yards) scored Rockwall’s first TD on a 9-yard run. … Reed found Wyatt Miller open for a 15-yard TD for an early, 14-0, lead. … Castille’s TD came on a 1-yard pass in the third quarter and a 31-yarder in the fourth. … Tamba Juanah (9 for 35 yards rushing) ran for a 3-yard TD in the second, and kicker Jacob Viquez added three points with a 28-yard field goal. … Westfield’s Dillon Sterling-Cole (13-21-0) passed for 222 yards and five touchdowns, including four in the second quarter. … Westfield’s Eric Pouncy scored on each of his three receptions in the second quarter from the Rockwall 26, 27 and 21.