Collin County – Texas High School Football Roundup – Sept. 25

Brian Bearden’s Collin County – Texas High School Football Roundup

Allen 38, Flower Mound Marcus 28: Allen is 5-0 after holding off Flower Mound Marcus, 38-28, on Friday at Eagles Stadium.

Allen’s Kerry Hall (3-41 yards receiving) scored first on a 21-yard pass from Seth Green. The Eagles quarterback Green followed that scoring drive with his own 75-yard scoring run with 4:27 yards. In between, Marcus scored on an interception return from the Allen 22-yard line.

Green (1-6-3, 21 yards, 1 TD) turned the quarterbacking duties over to Mitchell Jonke (10-19-0, 186 yards), who fired touchdown passes of 8 yards to Kirby Bennett and 39 yards to Camden Harrison (3-87 yards receiving) in the second quarter.

Bennett led Allen in rushing with 20 carries for 147 yards. He caught two passes for six yards.

Allen kicker Connor Limpert made a 26-yard field goal, and Trent Barrence (2 for 3 yards rushing) scored on a 3-yard run. Limpert scored eight points in Allen’s 10-point victory.

Alex Albright scored three touchdowns receiving for Marcus (4-1), which plays Flower Mound (1-4) in 6-6A on Oct. 2. Marcus travels to Plano to take on Plano West on Oct. 9.

Allen (5-0) goes to Lewisville (2-2) on Friday, Oct. 2. Allen plays at Hebron (1-4) on Oct. 9.

Bishop Dunne 61, John Paul II 14: John Paul II quarterback Andrew Haidet scored touchdowns on runs of 1 and 4 yards. Haidet (14-28-2) passed for 113 yards. Zach Goodman caught six passes for 39 yards.

Prestonwood (3-1) plays at John Paul II (0-4) on Friday, Oct. 2. JP II plays at Bishop Lynch in Dallas on Oct. 9.

Celina 53, Melissa 13: Celina’s Travis Tolbert made two interceptions and Trent Lindblad recovered a fumble to set up the Bobcats scoring machine. Quarterback Conner Pingleton (13-18-0) passed for 244 yards as Celina remained unbeaten.

Ismael Ortiz (11-81 yards, 2 TD rushing) scored the first Celina touchdown on a 4-yard run, and Luke Reeder hauled in the next for a 26-yard TD reception. Ortiz scored in the second quarter on a 32-yard run and also caught a pass for 27 yards.

Reeder, who caught five passes for 98 yards, scored from the Melissa 2-yard line in the second quarter on his only rushing attempt.

Lindblad scored when he recovered the fumble with 11:02 showing on the clock in the first half in the end zone.

In the second half, Pingleton (1-yard run), Caleb Knowles (3-yard run) and Bradon Barr (1-yard run) scored touchdowns for Celina. Knowles was 3 of 4 with no interceptions and 24 yards passing. Pingleton ran seven times for 86 yards. John Franlin caught five passes for 81 yards.

Melissa’s Preston Jones (7-65 yards) scored two touchdowns on runs from the Celina 2- and 39-yard lines in the second half. Christian Norton caught two passes for 142 yards. Jordan Fortner ran a dozen times for 66 yards.

Celina’s (5-0) plays at Anna on Friday, Oct. 9 and at home against Bridgeport (4-0) on Oct. 16. Anna played Callisburg on Friday.

Quarterback Tate Whittington (6-16-3) passed for 178 yards for Melissa (1-4), which plays next at Gilmer (4-0) on Oct. 9 in 5-4A. Melissa beat Commerce, 29-26, last week.

Farmersville 61, Kemp 27: Farmersville’s Caleb Twyford ran for four touchdowns and 215 yards and passed for one. On defense, Twyford returned an interception for a touchdown to sting the Yellowjackets.

Twyford’s rushing touchdowns came on runs from the Kemp 1-, 29- and 1-yard line in the first half. In the second quarter, Brady Eliot caught one and turned it into a 44-yard TD pass play from Twyford (4-5-0, 70 yards passing).

Twyford scored again in the third quarter on an 85-yard interception return. He punched in a 7-yard TD run in the fourth quarter.

Lucas Hernandez (5-54 yards rushing) scored on a 29-yard run in the third quarter for Farmersville.

Cade Twyford (12-110 yards rushing) scored on a 38-yard run in the fourth quarter, and Elijah Carroll (2-14 yards) scored from the Kemp 10-yard line.

Chase Hacker went 5 for 5 with no interceptions and 46 yards passing.

In 5-3A action, Farmersville (4-1) plays up north in Pottsboro on Oct. 9 then goes to Whitesboro on Oct. 16.

Frisco Centennial 31, Frisco 27 (OT): Frisco Centennial’s Conner Martin kicked a 32-yard field goal to put his team ahead of Frisco early in a 4-point overtime victory on Friday. In the overtime, Frisco struck first on Luke Wadley’s 22-yard field goal. Centennial came right back with a touchdown from Kenny Nelson (6-101 yards) on a 19-yard pass from Court Walker.

Centennial’s Walker (14-29-0) passed for 231 yards and two touchdowns against Frisco. Walker scored on runs of 1 and 8 yards.

Anthony Pegues ran for 111 yards on 25 carries. Walker, the QB, ran for two touchdowns and finished with 45 yards on nine keepers.

Danny Mustaca (4-86 receiving) scored on a 15-yard pass from Walker.

Frisco’s Wadley also made a 21-yarder in the fourth quarter.

Frisco’s Idrees Ali (37-289 yards rushing) ran for almost eight yards per carry. Ali scored on runs of 10 and 72 yards.

Frisco Lone Star 35, Little Elm 6: Frisco Lone Star quarterback Jason Shelley passed for 230 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 108 yards and a TD at Little Elm on Lake Lewisville on Friday night in District 9-5A.

Ray Onyango put points on the scoreboard with a fumble recovery in Lobos’ end zone in the first quarter with 9:47 showing.

Shelley (15-30-1) connected with Jrayton Fuksa (6-131 yards receiving) from the Lone Star 26. Fuksa made the play a 74-yard scoring pass at 6:01 in the first quarter.

After a scoreless second quarter, Robert Hall (9-60 yards rushing) scored from the Lobos’ 15-yard line.

Shelley found Colby Shelton open for a 38-yard touchdown pass. It was Shelton’s lone catch of the evening. Shelley, who averaged just over 6 yards a keeper, made it a 21-point quarter for Lone Star with a 10-yard TD run.

Winless Little Elm scored in the fourth quarter on a catch by DeShon Gilbert for a 44-yard TD pass from Austin Carter.

Lone Star (5-0) plays The Colony (2-3) in Frisco on Thursday, Oct. 1. Then on Oct. 9, Lone Star takes on Frisco Centennial (3-1).

Frisco Wakeland 44, Frisco Liberty 36: Wakeland’s Mason Doerr (13-21-0) passed for 240 yards and three touchdowns, and Jay Orji ran 26 times for 227 yards and a game-deciding fourth-quarter TD in a come-from-behind 9-5A victory over Liberty.

Cole Starnes ran 13 times for 128 yards and two touchdowns for Wakeland, which trailed 14-0 after the first quarter.

Doerr’s top passing target was Noah Anderson (4-90 yards receiving and 1 TD). Tanner Euting (2-68 yards) and Cole Hutchens (3-43 yards) found holes in the Liberty defense.

Doerr’s first touchdown completion went to Nick Cryer from the Liberty 11-yard line in the second quarter. Liberty scored the game’s first 14 points. Wakeland scored all the points in the second quarter for a 17-14 lead at half time. Euting came up with an interception in the second quarter.

Starnes scored on a 2-yard run with 1:25 left in the first half. Kicker Brice Lear made a 20-yard field goal to give Wakeland a 3-point lead at the end of the second quarter.

The third quarter scoring started fast on Doerr’s 36-yard touchdown pass at 10:23 to Anderson. Starnes scored next at 9:20 on a touchdown run from the Liberty 7-yard line.

Euting hauled in a 49-yard catch on a strike from Doerr with 3:51 remaining in the third quarter.

Reggie Hubbard (14-106 yards) scored on a 1-yard run in the first quarter and a 24-yard run at 1:44 in the third quarter to cut Wakeland’s lead to 37-29 going into the fourth quarter.

Orji’s touchdown came with 11:05 to go in the fourth quarter on a 4-yard run. Orji averaged 8.7 yards per carry.

Liberty’s Chris McPhaul (15-169 yards) scored on runs of 6 and 5 yards in the second half.

Reggie Chaney (4-98 yards receiving) opened the scoring on a 61-yard pass from Grant Buss (7-21-3, 132 yards) in the first quarter.

Liberty (1-4) plays at Little Elm (0-5) in 9-5A on Friday, Oct. 9 and hosts The Colony on Thursday, Oct. 15.

Wakeland (2-2) plays winless Little Elm in Frisco on Friday, Oct. 2.

McKinney Boyd 41, Plano West 31: McKinney Boyd’s Grant Restmeyer completed 20 of 34 and passed for 269 yards and three touchdowns on Friday against Plano West at Coach John Clark Stadium in a 41-31 victory.

Kaeden Markhum ran for 133 yards on 19 carries for Boyd. Restmeyer kept it nine times for 53 yards.

Stephen Driskill caught seven passes for 97 yards. Jeremiah Campbell caught three for 52 yards. Markham caught three for 44 yards and a 30-yard touchdown. Brandon Bowling hauled in four passes for 40 yards. Julian Coaxum caught four for 36.

Plano West’s Tyler Campbell ran eight times for 64 yards and a 1-yard touchdown. Campbell caught two for nine yards.

Plano West’s Tanner Harmon had nine receptions for 93 yards and a 22-yard touchdown catch.

Bennett Dubrow caught five for 67 yards and scored on a 30-yard pass from Logan Williams (16-24-0, 179 yards passing).

DaVonte Carline went two for eight receiving and scored on a 1-yard run.

Alastair Stark made a 27-yard field goal for Plano West (1-3), which plays Plano (3-2) on Friday, Oct. 2 and Flower Mound Marcus (4-1) on Oct. 9.

Boyd (2-3) plays Plano East (4-0) on Oct. 2 and at Plano on Oct. 16.

Plano 36, Flower Mound 31: Plano’s Blake Mazza kicked field goals of 44, 30 and 43 yards, and Brandon Stephens scored on runs of 67 and 10 yards to win at Flower Mound in District 6-6A on Friday night. Mazza scored 12 points in the 5-point victory.

Stephens ran for 223 yards on 28 carries.

In the third quarter, Carson Williams (4-82 yards receiving) hauled in a 23-yard TD pass from Matt Keys (11-55-0, 2 TD, 197 yards passing).

The Wildcats scored with 34 seconds left in the first half on a TD catch by Garrett Frederick (3 for 75 yards receiving) on a 23-yard pass from Matt Keys.

Plano (3-2) trailed 14-13 at intermission. Plano plays Plano West (1-3) on Oct. 2 and Plano East (4-0) on Oct. 9.

Prestonwood 63, Trinity Christian Addison 29: Prestonwood’s Ryan Cash (21-29-1) passed for 325 yards and four touchdowns in a 63-29 victory over Trinity Christian Addison (1-3) on Friday. Cash also ran for 61 yards on six carries and scored a TD from the TCA 3-yard line.

PCA’s Collin Whitaker (19-210 yards rushing) scored two touchdowns rushing and averaged a first down on every carry. Whitaker had three receptions for 54 yards and a touchdown. In the second quarter, Whitaker scored on a 28-yard run at 11:28 and then Cash connected with him for a 37-yard TD catch. He scored for the third time in the second quarter on a 10-yard run.

PCA’s Keegan Ferer (8-118 yards receiving) caught two touchdown passes, including a 48-yard scoring pass and a 4-yard TD pass in the first quarter. Earl Bullock Jr. and Jonathan Heasley each caught four passes. Heasley scored on a 55-yard catch.

PCA (3-1) plays at John Paul II on Friday, Oct. 7.

Princeton 33, Gainesville 6: On the road up on the Oklahoma border, Princeton’s Colt Collins threw a scoring strike to Steven Molina from the Gainesville 43-yard line and then hit Sadavion Matthews for a 28-yard TD pass to jump ahead by two touchdowns.

Princeton made big plays on defense at Gainesville to get the ball back. Regan Wilkins recovered a fumble and made an interception. Danny Boyles recovered a fumble. Moonie Jackson came up with an interception.

George Flores (10-89 yards rushing) scored on a 30-yard run in the second quarter to give Princeton a 19-0 lead at the half.

In the third quarter, winless Gainesville scored on a 1-yard run by Luis Huerta.

Princeton fired up the scoring engines again in the fourth quarter as Collins ran into the end zone from 16 yards out, and then completed a 39-yard TD pass to Daniel Hernandez. Collins (10-16-1) finished with 177 yards and three touchdowns passing. Collins ran for 58 yards on nine keepers.

Princeton (4-1) plays at Quinlan Ford near Lake Tawakoni on Friday, Oct. 9.

Prosper 47, Sherman 15: Prosper’s Ryan Davis passed for 170 yards and three touchdowns and scored the game’s first touchdown on a 1-yard run against Sherman on in 10-5A on Friday night.

Davis (7-8-0) completed two touchdown passes to Cedric Haskins. The first came from the Sherman 19-yard line in the first quarter. The second was a 27-yarder 3:16 before half time. Haskins had three receptions for 62 yards.

Robert Mahone (4-90 yards receiving) caught one from Davis and turned it into a 64-yard touchdown pass play at 9:31 into the third quarter.

Bayley Mack (1-29 yards receiving), Kaleb Adams (4-16 rushing) and Austin Lind (10-57 yards rushing) scored touchdowns for Prosper (3-1), which plays at McKinney against North (3-1) on Thursday, Oct. 1.

Easton Murrell (5-8-0) passed for 79 yards, including the 29-yard TD to Mack in the second quarter.

The Colony 70, Frisco Independence 41: Khalil Banks scored on runs of 4, 30, 16 and 48 yards against Frisco Independence on Friday’s Homecoming night.

Banks finished with 17 carries for 201 yard for The Colony, which had beaten Heritage at home on the lake, 70-43, two weeks ago.

The Colony’s Kendrick Johnson (9-130 yards rushing) scored on 24-yard run and then a 60-yard run. Josh Crow (6-136 yards) delivered touchdown runs of 18 and 56 yards against Independence.

The Colony’s Austin Myers pulled in an interception and scored from 47 yards out on the interception return.

On the other side of the ball, Cotton Nielsen caught five passes for 95 yards and a 16-yard TD pass from Saddler, who passed for three touchdowns for Independence.

Independence’s Kolbre Smith (2 TD) caught a 38-yard touchdown pass from Kyle Saddler (23-36-1, 325 yards) and followed that with a TD on a 79-yard scoring pass. Smith finished with four receptions for 133 yards.

Independence’s Ryan Houston had touchdown runs from The Colony 1- and 5-yard lines.

Darius Mitchell scored from the Independence on a 32-yard pass from Jemel Jones Jr. for The Colony, which plays next at Frisco against Lone Star (5-0) on Thursday, Oct. 1. After that, The Colony (2-3) returns home to play Frisco Wakeland (2-2).

Independence (2-3) plays Frisco Centennial (3-1) at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1. Independence plays Heritage (2-2) on Oct. 9.
Wylie 24, McKinney 21: Wylie’s Emilio Ames (21-30-0) passed for 153 yards and ran for 63 and Brandon Cunningham made a 29-yard field goal in a 3-point win over McKinney. Cunningham’s field goal came with 1:28 remaining in the fourth quarter.

Ames scored on a 5-yard run in the second quarter.

Tyrell Mauzy had eight receptions for 22 yards and ran for 11 yards on two carries. Mauzy scored the first touchdown of the game on a 2-yard run at 10:44 in the second quarter.

Wylie’s David Addo ran for 56 yards on 11 carries. Addo scored on a 22-yard run with 1:33 left in the third quarter as Wylie led, 21-0, going into the fourth quarter.

McKinney quarterback Damon Witmer led the Lions to 21 points in the fourth quarter. Witmer ran for 132 yards on 20 rushing attempts and passed for 82 yards (9-19-0, 1 TD).

Walker Torrain ran for two touchdowns and 53 yards on 14 carries. Torrain scored on runs of 2 and 4 yards in the fourth quarter against Wylie.

Quinton Quirrenbach caught a 20-yard TD pass from Witmer with 45 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter.

Wylie (2-2) plays Wylie East (3-1) on Friday, Oct. 2. Denison (2-2) plays at Wylie on Oct. 9.

McKinney (2-2) plays up north in Denison (2-2) on Friday, then at home against Sherman before facing McKinney North.

Wylie East 72, McKinney North 43: Wylie East’s Eno Benjamin ran for 265 yards and five touchdowns. Benjamin scored touchdowns of 5 and 8 yards in the first quarter to warm up for TD runs of 71 and 70 yards in the second quarter against McKinney North on Friday night.

Quarterback Braden Shewmake passed for a 22-yard touchdown to Justin Bailey (2-47 yards receiving) and connected for a 46-yard TD with Jared Wyatt (2-67 yards receiving) for a 51-27 lead at half time over McKinney North.

In the third quarter, Shewmake (12-18-0, 215 yards) found Kyler Paredes (1-8 yards) open from the North 8-yard line for a Wylie East TD. Shewmake gained 69 yards on QB keepers against North.

Benjamin, who ran 27 times for Wylie East, scored again from the North 3-yard line in the fourth quarter. He also caught two passes for 11 yards.

Wylie East’s Nehemiah Reason (4-66 yards rushing) found an opening from his own 45 and ran 55 yards to the end zone for six more points in a 21-point second half.

McKinney North’s North’s Chase Carraher made a field goal from 22 yards out in the first quarter and nailed a 31-yarder in the second.

McKinney North’s Christian Files (13-58 yards, 3 TD on quarterback keepers) ran for touchdowns from the Wylie East 8-, 7- and 1-yard lines.

Micah Bualicex (25-167 yards rushing) scored for North on a 25-yard pass from QB Files (20-34-0, 216 yards, 1 TD passing) in the second quarter and on a 2-yard run in the fourth quarter.

Brennan Harris caught nine passes for 107 yards, and Miquel Hudson made six catches for 47 yards for McKinney North (3-1), which plays at home against Prosper (3-1) on Thursday in 10-5A. North draws Lovejoy (3-1) on Oct. 9 and then McKinney (2-2) on Oct. 16.

In 10-5A, Wylie East (3-1) plays Wylie (2-2) on Friday, then heads to Prosper (3-1) on Oct. 9.

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