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Collin County DFW – Texas High School Football Results

Collin County DFW – Texas High School Football scores

Allen 69, Plano West 10
Anna 24, Bridgeport 21
Bullard 47, Melissa 9
Celina 63, Aubrey 19
Flower Mound Marcus 34, Plano 31

Fort Worth Bishop Nolan 60, John Paul II 14
Frisco Centennial 42, Little Elm 10
Frisco Heritage 63, Frisco Liberty 43
Frisco Lone Star 55, Frisco Independence 14
Frisco Wakeland 21, Frisco 13

Gilmer 61, Nevada Community 13
McKinney Boyd 42, Lewisville 31
McKinney Christian 70, Garland Christian 10
McKinney North 59, Sherman 28
Plano East 21, Hebron 14

Pittsburg 49, Princeton 39
Prestonwood Christian 48, Argyle Liberty 7
Prosper 59, McKinney 28
Tyler Gorman 30, Frisco Legacy Christian 14
Van Alstyne 47, Farmersville 2

Wylie 34, Lovejoy 31
Wylie East 63, Denison 42

Collin County – High School Football Leaders


Ryan Cash, Prestonwood – 2,362 yards – 27 TD
Kyle Saddler, Frisco Independence – 2,181 yards – 13 TD
Bowman Sells, Lovejoy – 2,088 yards – 19 TD
Christian Files, McKinney North – 1,962 yards – 16 TD
Jason Shelley, Frisco Lone Star – 1,951 yards – 26 TD
Grant Restmeyer, McKinney Boyd – 1,625 yards – 10 TD
Emilio Ames, Wylie – 1,607 yards – 10 TD
Gage Scribner, Anna – 1,500 yards – 13 TD
Amare Jones, Frisco Heritage – 1,447 yards – 18 TD
Miklo Smalls, Plano East – 1,482 yards – 17 TD
Braden Shewmake, Wylie East – 1,447 yards – 22 TD
Luke Medlin, Nevada Community – 1,360 yards – 17 TD
Logan Williams, Plano West – 1,312 yards, 13 TD
Colt Collins, Princeton – 1,277 yards – 17 TD
Grant Buss, Frisco Liberty – 1,265 yards – 11 TD
Andrew Haidet, John Paul II – 1,206 yards – 8 TD
Mason Doerr, Frisco Wakeland – 1,146 yards – 13 TD
Seth Green, Allen – 1,122 yards – 15 TD
Court Walker, Frisco Centennial – 1,113 yards – 10 TD
Jackson Brock, McKinney Christian – 1,075 yards – 11 TD
Matt Keys, Plano – 1,062 yards – 4 TD
Tate Whittington, Melissa – 1,019 yards – 10 TD

Idress Ali, Frisco – 1,873 yards – 19 TD
Anthony Pegues, Frisco Centennial – 1,724 yards – 15 TD
Eno Benjamin, Wylie East – 1,689 yards – 22 TD
Khalil Banks, The Colony – 1,610 yards – 23 TD
Jay Orji, Frisco Wakeland – 1,517 yards – 16 TD
George Flores, Princeton – 1,317 yards, 14 TD
Chase Eisenmann, Frisco Legacy Christian – 1,259 yards, 10 TD
Dillon McCormick, Nevada Community – 1,192 yards – 5 TD
Caleb Twyford, Farmersville – 1,139 yards – 19 TD
Kene Nwangwu, Frisco Heritage – 1,098 yards – 13 TD
Matt Gadek, McKinney – 975 yards – 9 TD
Brandon Stephens, Plano – 920 yards – 9 TD
Amare Jones, Frisco Heritage – 864 yards – 9 TD
Kaedem Markham, McKinney Boyd – 847 yards – 14 TD
Jason Shelley, Frisco Lone Star – 847 yards – 9 TD
Colin Whitaker, Prestonwood – 786 yards – 16 TD
K.J. Hart, McKinney – 784 yards – 13 TD
Cole Starnes, Frisco Wakeland – 767 yards – 8 TD
Robert Mahone, Prosper – 712 yards – 10 TD
Kirby Bennett, Allen – 672 yards – 8 TD
Miklo Smalls, Plano East – 627 yards – 9 TD
Seth Green, Allen – 621 yards – 6 TD
Ryan Davis, Prosper – 618 yards – 7 TD

Bubba Ogbebor, Frisco Heritage – 1,107 yards – 14 TD
Aaron Fuller, Lovejoy – 832 yards – 10 TD
Jonathan Heasley, Prestonwood – 762 yards – 15 TD
Brennan Harris, McKinney North – 717 yards, 5 TD
Jaylen Dixon, Frisco Lone Star – 650 yards, 10 TD
Miguel Hudson, McKinney North – 617 yards, 7 TD
Reggie Chaney, Frisco Liberty – 572 yards – 7 TD
Braydon Watson, Celina – 562 yards – 7 TD
Myles Russell, Frisco Independence – 535 yards – 1 TD
Brandon Cobb, Nevada Community – 525 yards – 8 TD
Keegan Ferer, Prestonwood – 524 yards – 4 TD
Steven Lee, Anna – 517 yards – 6 TD
Zach Goodman, John Paul II – 509 yards – 3 TD
Colton Nielsen, Frisco Independence – 508 yards, 3 TD
Nick Parker, Lovejoy – 505 yards – 3 TD

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Collin County DFW Football Standings

Texas High School football
Allen 6-0, 8-0
Flower Mound Marcus 6-1, 8-1
Plano East 4-2, 6-2
Lewisville 3-3, 4-4
McKinney Boyd 3-3, 4-4
Hebron 3-3, 3-5
Plano 1-5, 3-5
Plano West 1-5, 2-6
Flower Mound 1-6, 1-8
Allen 42, Flower Mound 0
Hebron 31, Plano West 13
Flower Mound Marcus 31, McKinney Boyd 9
Plano East 27, Lewisville 13

Frisco Lone Star 6-1, 8-1
Frisco 5-1, 7-1
Frisco Wakeland 5-1, 6-2
Frisco Centennial 4-2, 5-3
The Colony 3-3, 3-5
Frisco Liberty 2-4, 2-6
Frisco Heritage 1-5, 3-5
Frisco Independence 1-5, 2-6
Little Elm 0-5, 0-7
Frisco 29, Frisco Lone Star 12
Frisco Centennial 31, Frisco Liberty 28
Frisco Wakeland 49, Frisco Heritage 40

Wylie East 5-0, 7-1
Lovejoy 4-1, 6-2
Denison 3-2, 5-3
Wylie 3-2, 4-4
McKinney North 2-3, 5-3
Prosper 2-3, 4-4
McKinney 1-4, 3-5
Sherman 0-5, 1-7
Lovejoy 31, Prosper 28
Wylie East 55, McKinney 10

DISTRICT 3-4A Division 2
Celina 3-0, 8-0
Aubrey 3-0, 5-3
Krum 1-1, 3-4
Anna 1-1, 1-6
Bridgeport 0-3, 4-4
Bonham 0-3, 0-8
Celina 62, Bonham 7

District 5-4A, Division 2
Gilmer 2-0, 7-0
Bullard 2-0, 5-2
Canton 2-1, 4-4
Emory Rains 1-1, 5-2
Nevada Community 0-2, 3-4
Melissa 0-3, 1-7
Canton 33, Melissa 14

Bishop Dunne Dallas 4-0, 7-0
Prestonwood Christian 4-1, 6-2
Argyle Liberty 3-2, 5-3
Bishop Lynch 2-2, 3-4
Midland Christian 2-3, 3-4
Trinity Christian Addison 2-3, 3-5
Bishop Nolan FW 2-3, 2-6
Plano John Paul II 0-5, 0-8
PCA 25, FW Nolan 20

Frisco Legacy Christian 3-2, 6-2
Princeton 3-0, 7-1
Farmersville 0-3, 4-4
Callisburg 43, Farmersville 22
Princeton 49, North Lamar 28

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Frisco ISD football – Fast start gives Frisco big win over previously unbeaten Lone Star, 29-12

Frisco ISD – Texas High School Football Crosstown Showdown

Game of the week: We have been telling everyone to watch out for Frisco’s football (7-1) team this season.

Frisco knocked off previously undefeated Frisco Lone Star, 29-12, on Friday.

Frisco’s Idress Ali ran for 181 yards on 35 carries against Lone Star. Ali is closing in on 2,000 yards rushing for the season. Ali had rushed for 19 touchdowns and 1,873 yards.

Ali scored the game’s first touchdown on a 19-yard run in the first quarter. In the second, he punched in a touchdown from the Lone Star 3-yard line. Frisco went into the half ahead, 22-6.

Lone Star quarterback Jason Shelley (17-24-0) passed for 170 yards and two touchdowns. Shelley ran for 71 on 26 rushing attempts. Shelley is closing in on four milestones. He has passed for 1,951 yards and 26 touchdowns and run for 847 yards and nine touchdowns.

Lone Star’s Michael Johnson (7-97 yards receiving) caught two touchdown passes from Shelley. Johnson scored from the Frisco 43 in the second quarter and from 10 yards out in the fourth quarter.

Lone Star’s Robert Hall was held to 30 yards rushing by Frisco. He has rushed for 14 touchdowns this season.

Jaylen Dixon has 46 receptions and 10 touchdowns for Lone Star. Dixon had six catches for 15 yards vs. Frisco.

Luke Wadley scored on a 3-yard run, and Lucas Reynolds ran in from the 4-yard line for Frisco touchodwns.

Lone Star (8-1) takes on Frisco Independence at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30. The Frisco Raccoons (7-1) play Wakeland on Thursday, Oct. 29 and Liberty on Friday, Nov. 6.

Collin County DFW – Texas High School Football results – Oct. 16

FRIDAY’S FOOTBALL SCORES – Oct. 15-16 – Week No. 8

Anna 41, Bonham 14

Bullard 38, Nevada Community 19

Celina 40, Bridgeport 0

Emory Rains 41, Melissa 38

Flower Mound Marcus 41, Plano East 20

Frisco 65, Frisco Independence 0

Frisco Legacy Christian 40, Prince of Peace 20

Frisco Lone Star 65, Frisco Heritage 19

Frisco Wakeland 35, Frisco Centennial 28

Lewisville 21, Plano West 16

McKinney Boyd 21, Plano 7

McKinney Christian 70, The Highlands 6

McKinney North 52, McKinney 21

Prestonwood 57, Midland Christian 14

Princeton 49, Paris 42

Prosper 48, Wylie 27

Rockwall 58, Sachse 47

The Colony 63, Frisco Liberty 43

TCA-Addison 83, John Paul II 56

Whitesboro 47, Farmersville 20

Wylie East 42, Lovejoy 28

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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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Collin County – Texas High School Football Roundup for Week 3


Allen 45, McKinney Boyd 15
Flower Mound Marcus 40, Lewisville 26
Hebron 35, Plano 28 (OT)
Plano East 36, Flower Mound 24
Frisco 28, Little Elm 13
Frisco Liberty 45, Frisco Independence 14
Frisco Lone Star 60, Frisco Wakeland 27
The Colony 70, Frisco Heritage 43

Celina 46, Argyle 36
Dallas Christian 44, John Paul II 20
Denton Ryan 43, Wylie East 20
Farmersville 23, Emory Rains 20
Frisco Legacy Christian 24, Colleyville Covenant 14
Lovejoy 34, Lake Dallas 21
McKinney 41, Carrollton Newman Smith 9
McKinney North 48, J.J. Pearce 30
Mesquite Horn 34, Rockwall 33
Prestonwood 63, Sherman 42
Princeton 31, Greenville 14
Sunnyvale 70, Nevada Community 38
Van Alstyne 39, Anna 7
Wylie 50, Richardson 23

Highland Park 35, Prosper 28 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington

Brian Bearden’s Collin County – Texas High School Football Roundup for Week 3:

Allen 45, McKinney Boyd 15: Quarterback Seth Green (11-18-0) ran for 111 yards and passed for 220 yards to defeat McKinney Boyd, 45-15, on Friday in District 6-6A play at Allen.

Boyd’s Kaeden Markham ran for 136 yards and two touchdowns (each on 1-yard runs) on 19 carries. Grant Restmeyer (12-27-1, 140 yards) completed four passes to Stephen Driskell for 44 yards. Brandon Bowling (54 yards receiving) and Jeremiah Campbell (34 yards) each caught three passes.

Allen took an early lead, scoring on Kirby Bennett’s 4-yard run and Misi Tupou’s 21-yard interception return. Boyd’s Cameron Powell kicked a 23-yard field goal. Green followed with a 33-yard TD dash.

In the second quarter, Trent Barrence (5-25 rushing) scored for Allen on a 10-yard run. A few minutes later, Green connected with Tevyn Stevenson for a 10-yard scoring pass. Markham scored his first touchdown of the game with four seconds left in the first half from the Allen 1-yard line. Allen blocked the extra-point try. Markham scored his second 1-yard TD in the fourth quarter.

Allen’s Lionel McConnell scored on a 5-yard run, and Connor Limpert kicked a 29-yard field goal in the third quarter. McConnell also caught one pass for 69 yards against Boyd.

Allen (3-0) plays host to Plano (2-1) next Friday, then takes on Flower Mound Marcus (3-0) at home in Eagle Stadium on Sept. 25. Marcus won at Lewisville, 40-26, on Friday.

Boyd hosts Flower Mound (0-3) next Friday, then plays at Plano West on Sept. 25.

Celina 46, Argyle 36: Celina’s Jarren Alexander scored three touchdowns and ran for 222 yards, and Conner Pingleton (10-13-0) passed for two touchdowns and 167 yards in the Bobcats 46-36 win over Argyle on Friday.

Pingleton opened the scoring at Bobcat Stadium with a 37-yard TD run. About four minutes later, Pingleton completed a scoring pass to Riley Nebeker (5-92 yards receiving) from 48 yards out. Alexander scored on 25-yard run in the second quarter for the first of his three touchdowns.

In the third quarter, Alexander (28-222 yards rushing) scored for Celina on a 48-yard run at 9:53. Alexander scored again with 37 seconds remaining in the third quarter on a 3-yard run.

Pingleton scored on a 78-yard run at 8:51 in the fourth quarter. Brayson Watson caught four for 72 yards.

Celina (3-0) hosts Bishop Lynch on Friday, the travels east to Melissa and Anna for the next two games.

Dallas Christian 44, John Paul II 20: Kris McCune (8-27 yards rushing) scored three touchdowns on runs of 19, 1 and 9 yards Dallas Christian won at John Paul II, 44-20, on Friday. Jacob Yarbrough had a 99-yard return after a safety where the 2-1 Chargers blocked a punt that went out of the end zone.

John Paul’s Eric Johnson (12-47 yards rushing) scored on runs of 1 and 3 yards. Johnson had 56 yards receiving on three catches.

Jaire Moore gained 170 yards rushing, and Reggie Peck ran for 102 for Dallas Christian (2-1). Yarbrough had three receptions for 48 yards and caught a 25-yard scoring pass from Garrett Cody (6-15-0, 96 yards, 2 TD).

Andrew Haidet (13-32-1) threw for one JP touchdown and passed for 212 yards. Haidet ran 13 times for 37 yards, including a 1-yard run for the first touchdown of the game.

Zach Goodman made five receptions for 91 yards for John Paul (0-3), which plays in Dallas at Bishop Dunne (1-0) on Friday.

Dallas Christian (2-1) plays at Bullard against Brook Hill on Friday.

Denton Ryan 43, Wylie East 20: Denton Ryan quarterback Spencer Sanders (19-28-0) threw for five touchdowns and 294 yards in a 43-20 victory on Thursday at Wylie East. Sanders also ran for 45 yards. Sanders completed six passes for 142 yards to Rodney Gladney, who scored two touchdowns. Sanders threw eight times for 71 yards to Gabriel Douglas, who had two touchdowns. Chritauskie Dove made four catches for 74 yards, including a touchdown.

For Wylie East, Braden Shewmake (14-23-0) passed for 123 yards. Jared Wyatt (5-58 yards) scored one TD receiving. Nehemiah Reason with 11 carries for 79 yards led East in rushing. Reason scored on a 46-yard run. Eno Benjamin gained 33 yards on 18 carries, and returned a third-quarter kickoff 95 yards.

Ryan added a touchdown on a 76-yard fumble return in the third quarter.

Wylie East (2-1) takes a week off before playing host to McKinney North (3-0) on Sept. 25.

Farmersville 23, Emory Rains 20: Chase Hacker scored the game’s first touchdown on a 62-yard run, and Hacker (7-12-0, 139 yards passing) hit Shaye Mowat for a 21-yard touchdown pass for a 14-0 lead.

Caleb Twyford pulled in a 25-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter from Hacker.

The lone score in the third quarter was Will Yallow’s 23-yard field goal, which determined the outcome. Rains scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter on pass plays from Ryan Ratliff.

Bonham (0-2) plays at Farmersville (2-1) on Friday.

Frisco 28, Little Elm 13: Frisco’s Idrees Ali ran for 247 yards and scored two touchdowns on 35 carries in a 28-13 win at Little Elm. Ali scored on runs of 5 and 40 yards.

Lucas Reynolds (6-49 yards rushing) scored twice, including the game’s first touchdown on a 31-yard run in the opening quarter. Reynolds’ second touchdown came in the third quarter on a 2-yard run.

Undefeated Frisco blocked the extra-point kick after Justin Seale (2-42 yards) caught a 17-yard TD pass from Austin Carter (11-25-0, 121 yards). Little Elm’s Deon Williams (11-69 rushing) scored in the fourth quarter on a 10-yard run.

Frisco (3-0) plays next Thursday against The Colony (1-2) then gets Centennial on Sept. 25. Little Elm (0-3) goes to Frisco Independence next Friday then hosts Lone Star on Sept. 25.

Frisco Legacy Christian 24, Colleyville Covenant 14: Chase Eisenmann ran for 196 yards on 36 carries as Frisco Legacy beat Colleyville Covenant, 24-14, on Friday.

Quarterback Ethan McKasson (4-13-0) passed for 58 yards and ran for 62 yards.

Jack Henry Knight scored on a 1-yard run for Legacy. Eisenmann ran for 7-yard score. Josh Norris added an 11-yard touchdown run.

Holt Kelley nailed a 35-yard field goal for Legacy (2-0), which plays Arlington Grace Prep (3-0) on Friday.

Frisco Liberty 45, Frisco Independence 14: Frisco Liberty’s Grant Buss (7-16-0, 169 yards) threw for three touchdowns, and Dimitri Jones (16-86 yards) ran for two touchdowns in a 45-14 District 9-5A win over Independence in Frisco at Memorial Stadium on Friday. Jones scored from the Independence 3- and 1-yard lines.

Liberty’s Chris McPhaul ran for 101 yards on six carries and caught two passes for 25 yards. Buss found McPhaul open for a 26-yard TD pass in the second quarter.

Reggie Chaney had four catches for 111 yards for Liberty and scored on a 55-yard pass from Buss with 1:34 remaining in the first half.

Buss found Sean Ferry open for the first score on a 35-yard pass. Rod Rever made a 28-yard field goal in the third quarter. Alex Moore (3-4 yards rushing) scored on a 1-yard run in the fourth with 3:34 remaining.

Independence QB Kyle Saddler (20-40-1) threw for 242 yards. Brandon Williams ran 18 times for 96 yards and had two receptions for 16 yards. Kolbre Smith (4-58 yards receiving) scored on a 14-yard catch with 2:15 left in the game.

Andre Williams (7-34 yards) scored Independence’s first touchdown on a 9-yard run in the third quarter.

Liberty (1-2) plays at Lone Star (3-0) next Friday, then takes on Wakeland on Sept. 25. Independence plays Little Elm (0-3) next Friday, before going to The Colony on Sept. 25.

Frisco Lone Star 60, Frisco Wakeland 27: Frisco Lone Star’s Jason Shelley passed for 320 yards and six touchdowns in a 60-27 win over Frisco Wakeland on Friday in District 9-5A. Shelley ran 17 times for 80 yards and a touchdown from the Wakeland 9-yard line.

Coby Shelton (4-91 receiving) caught three TD passes on scoring receptions for 24, 49 and 1 yards. Jaylen Dixon (6-79) caught two TD passes, and he ran for 64 yards on five attempts. Dixon scored on receptions of 10 and 44 yards, and ran a 45-yarder. Robert Hall had a 9-yard TD run.

Jrayton Fuksa had four receptions for 89 yards. Michael Johnson had one catch, and it went for 54 yards. Shelley also found Jake Ray open for a 7-yard TD.

Wakeland scored first on Jay Orji’s 61-yard TD run at 11:17 in the first quarter. Orji finished with 148 yards rushing on a dozen runs and one catch for 8 yards. Hampton Perry (3-23 receiving) scored twice on a 1-yard run for and a 8-yard pass from Mason Doerr. Noah Anderson (3-35) scored on a 17-yard TD pass play from Doerr (12-18-1, 123).

Charles Robinson had three catches for Lone Star (3-0), which plays Liberty (1-2) on Sept. 18, followed by Little Elm. Wakeland (1-2) plays next on Sept. 25 vs. Liberty, followed by Little Elm on Oct. 2.

Hebron 35, Plano 28 (OT): Hebron’s Clayton Tune (20-29-0, 281 yards) passed for three touchdown passes to beat Plano, 35-28, on Friday in District 6-6A. Derian Vaughn ran for 80 yards, and Tune added 36 on keepers. Tune scored the game-winner on a 1-yard run in overtime in District 6-6A.

Tune’s TD passes were hauled in by Jaren Mitchell (32 yards), Bryan Lynch (30 yards) and Vaughn (38 yards).

Plano’s Nic Melson scored on a 72-yard return after a blocked kick on a field-goal attempt by Hebron.

Plano’s Brandon Stephens (24-120 yards) scored on a 45-yard run in the second quarter. QB Matt Keys scored twice on 1-yard runs. Keys (12-20-0) had 60 yards passing and 42 rushing on 13 tries. Garrett Frederick caught four passes for 72 yards. Kaleb Macaway, Ryan McConnell and Stephens had two catches apiece.

Plano (2-1) plays at Allen (3-0) next Friday, then goes to Flower Mound (0-3) before its crosstown showdowns with Plano West on Oct. 2 and Plano East on Oct. 9. Hebron plays at Flower Mound Marcus (3-0) next.

Highland Park 35, Prosper 28: Highland Park quarterback Henry Allen (24-35-1) passed for 370 yards and three touchdowns with scoring passes to Chris Buell, Cy McCullough and Parker Alexander in a 35-28 victory over Prosper at AT&T Stadium in Arlington on Saturday.

Buell (11-155) scored on a 9-yard pass from Allen in the second quarter. McCullough (6-90) went 63 yards on a toss from Allen in the first quarter. Alexander (3-63) scored on a pass from the Prosper 49 in the second quarter.

For Prosper, Ryan Davis (7-13-0, 189 yards) passed for two touchdowns and kept the ball for 77 yards rushing on 18 attempts. Robert Mahone (27-187 yards rushing) scored two touchdowns rushing on a 9-yard run and a 10-yard run. Mahone caught a TD pass from the Scots 11-yard line as he scored the Eagles first three touchdowns.

Allen led Highland Park in rushing yards with 56 on 14 carries. Stephen Dieb (14-44) had two touchdown runs from the Prosper 1-yard line and 4-yard line.

Prosper (2-1) plays next against Sherman (0-3) on Friday, Sept. 25, then travels to play at McKinney against North (3-0). on Thursday, Oct. 1. Highland Park (2-1) plays at home on Sept. 25 against North Mesquite (3-0) and then goes to Richardson J.J. Pearce (2-1) on Oct. 2.

Lovejoy 34, Lake Dallas 21: Aaron Fuller returned a punt 80 yards to give Lovejoy the lead midway through the first quarter in a 34-21 win at Lake Dallas.

Bowman Sells (15-22-0, 205 yards) found Fuller open for a touchdown pass from the Lake Dallas 25-yard line and connected again to Fuller on a 42-yarder in the second quarter.

In the third quarter, Sells ran in from the Lake Dallas 22.

Fuller caught a pass from Sells for a 24-yard TD in the fourth quarter. Fuller finished with eight receptions for 143 yards and three touchdowns. He gained 10 yards on two runs.

Sells ran 11 times for 41 yards. Nick Parker led Lovejoy rushing with 17 carries for 48 yards and picked up 15 on two catches.

Lovejoy (2-1) hosts Denison (2-1) Friday, Sept. 25, then plays at Sherman (0-3) on Oct. 2. Lake Dallas (1-2) plays at Dallas Kimball (1-1) on Friday. Local Trivia: Justin Ford Kimball founded Blue Cross Blue Shield.

McKinney 41, Carrollton Newman Smith 9: McKinney’s Walker Torrain ran for 135 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Lions to a 41-9 victory on the road at Standridge Stadium in Carrollton. Torrain started the scoring on an 8-yard run in the first quarter. Torrain added touchdowns on runs of 14 and 19 yards in the fourth quarter.

Tyson Wilson made a big play on defense with a 38-yard interception return.

Matt Gadek ran 16 times for 102 yards rush and scored on a 4-yard run in the second quarter a minute before halftime.

Michael Shipley made a 42-yard field goal, and Gavin Baechle connected on a 23-yard field goal.

McKinney (2-1) plays Wylie on Sept. 25 and goes north to Denison on Oct. 2.

McKinney North 48, Richardson J.J. Pearce 30: McKinney North quarterback Christian Files passed for 436 yards and two touchdowns to beat Richardson J.J. Pearce at home in Coach Ron Poe Stadium.

North’s K. J. Hart scored three touchdowns and gained 192 yards rushing on 26 attempts. Hart’s touchdowns came on runs of 1, 31 and 21 yards.

Files (21-27-0) passed six times to Miguel Hudson for 185 yards, including a 61-yard strike with 4:49 left in the first quarter. Jordan Barany (2-17 yards receiving) caught a 7-yard pass from Files for a TD in the third quarter.

Brennan Harris added 162 yards receiving. Harris scored from the Pearce 3-yard line with four seconds remaining in the first half.

Kicker Chase Carraher made a 33-yard field goal in the opening quarter for North. He made a 29-yard FG kick to start the fourth.

McKinney North (3-0) takes next week off then plays then goes to Wylie East (2-1) on Sept. 25. Prosper plays in McKinney against North on Thursday, Oct. 1.

Plano East 36, Flower Mound 24: Miklo Smalls (14-20-1, 242 yards) passed for three touchdowns, and Jonathan Meadors ran for 90 yards in Plano East’s 36-24 District 6-6A victory over Flower Mound on Friday. Smalls had 10 keepers for 20 yards.

Tim Wilson caught six passes for 113 yards and scored the first TD on a 19-yard pass. Smalls hit Carson Young (2 for 30 yards receiving) for a 20-yard scoring strike in the second quarter and found Audie Omotosho (3-47 yards receiving) open for a 7-yard TD pass in the third period. Reuben Donald returned an interception 34 yards in the third. Trey Hunter (4-21 rushing) scored on a 12-yard run for Plano East (3-0), which plays Plano West next Friday, before drawing McKinney Boyd on Oct. 2 and Plano on Oct. 9. Flower Mound (1-2) gets McKinney Boyd, Plano and Flower Mound Marcus next. Marcus beat Lewisville, 40-26, in District 6-6A on Friday.

Prestonwood 63, Sherman 42: PCA quarterback Ryan Cash passed for 355 yards, and Collin Whitaker gained 150 yards on 13 carries rushing and scored four touchdowns. Whitaker scored on a 25-yard reception, and he ran for touchdowns of 51, 8 and 47-yards.

Cash (17-25-0) passed for five touchdowns in the PCA victory and found Eric Bullock (2 catches for 91 yards) open in the third quarter on 77-yard touchdown reception for 49-point PCA lead before Sherman turned on its offensive engine.

PCA’s Jonathan Heasley hauled in eight passes for 101 yards and three touchdowns. Heasley scored on plays of 50, 5 and 11 yards.

Deonte WIlliams (5-27 rushing) scored on a 6-yard run.

Prestonwood (2-1) plays at Trinity Christian in Addison (0-2) on Sept. 25 then goes to John Paul II (0-3) on Oct. 2.

Princeton 31, Greenville 14: Colt Collins (13-21-0) passed for 172 yards and ran for 85 more, plus George Flores ran for 148 yards and four touchdowns on 29 carries in a 31-14 win over the Greenville Lions on Friday.

Brandon Talley caught seven passes for 89 yards for Princeton (2-1). Sadavion Matthews had five catches for 42 yards.

Flores scored on runs of 14, 2, 5 and 3 yards. Julio Vazque kicked a 33-yard field goal.

Princeton hosts Crandall (2-1) on Sept. 18.

The Colony 70, Frisco Heritage 43: In District 9-5A, Khalil Banks ran for 288 yards and scored five touchdowns in Little Elm’s 70-43 win over Frisco Heritage. Banks scored on runs of 19, 59, 1, 24 and 5 yards.

The Colony’s Josh Crow ran four times for 156 yards and caught three passes for 23 yards. Crow scored on a 51-yard run midway through the fourth quarter.

Jemel Jones (8-12-0, 154 yards) passed for two touchdowns. Jones connected with Chris Green (2 for 105 yards receiving) for touchdown passes of 21 and 74 yards against Heritage.

Heritage had some huge scoring plays. In the second quarter, Amare Jones found Nic McTear open for a 42-yard scoring pass. Kene Nwangwu scored on a 94-yard run. McTear caught a 24-yard TD catch from Nick Hooper in the fourth quarter.

Amare Jones ran for a 60-yard TD in the third quarter, then found Bubba Ogbebor open for the conversion pass. Ogbebor scored a TD on a 49-yard pass from Jones, who hit McTear for the conversion pass with 32 seconds left in the third.

In the fourth quarter, Omar Jones scored on a 29-yard TD run for Heritage (2-1), which plays Frisco Centennial (1-1) next, and then takes on Frisco on Oct. 2. The Colony (1-2) plays at Frisco (3-0) on Thursday, followed by a home game with Frisco Independence.

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No. 1! Unbeaten Allen Eagles win third-straight Texas High School Football State Championship

Just how good was Kyler Murray as starting quarterback at Allen? The numbers point to why he was No. 1.
How good was Kyler Murray as starting quarterback at Allen? The numbers point to No. 1. (Courtesy of TexasAgs)

By Brian Bearden

ARLINGTON, Texas – Allen quarterback Kyler Murray passed for five touchdowns and 317 yards as the No. 1 Eagles beat Cypress Ranch, 47-16, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

Undefeated Allen (16-0) recovered three fumbles and blocked an extra point to overcome Cypress Ranch’s strong running attack as the Eagles won their Texas High School Football State Championship for the third season in a row.

Dallas George blocked and returned the blocked kick 89 yards to contribute two more points to Allen’s scoring output and keep the momentum.

George was named the game’s defensive most valuable player. Murray was picked as offensive MVP for the third consecutive season.

Murray (22-32-0) completed three touchdown passes to Kerry Hall and one apiece to Cody Butler and Lee Morris in the Class 6A Division I State final on Saturday night.

Murray found Butler (5 catches for 100 yards) open with 11:08 to go in the first quarter. Butler made the catch and ran 51 yards for the game’s opening touchdown.

Keon Williams (9 for 60 yards) scored Allen’s lone TD on the ground from the Cypress Ranch 1-yard line with 7:38 showing in the second quarter.

Hall caught nine passes for 127 yards. Hall scored his first of three touchdowns in the game on a 17-yard pass from Murray with a second remaining in the second quarter to put Allen ahead at halftime, 21-7.

Hall, who averaged 14.1 yards per reception, scored his second touchdown on a 1-yard pass in the third quarter with 3:25 to go. His third TD came on a 37-yard pass from Murray.

Morris (4 for 55 yards) closed out the scoring in the fourth quarter with a 31-yard touchdown pass from Murray.

Murray, who wants to play next at Texas A&M, led Allen in rushing with 63 yards on nine quarterback keepers. Allen had 488 total yards against Cypress Ranch.

Receivers Jalen Guyton (3-28), Tenio Ayeni (1-11), Camden Harrison (1-7) and Bryann Mhina (1-0) had catches for Allen.

Trent Clark had a 44 yard run on one carry for Allen. Murray averaged 7.0 yards per carry, and Williams ran for 6.7 per rush.

Kicker Sawyer Williams made six extra-point attempts and a 36-yard field goal.

Allen reserve QB Jared Harvey (2-2-0) passed for 11 yards.

Cypress Ranch (13-3) ran for 195 yards in the game. Charlie Booker ran 24 times for 115 yards. Quarterback Collin Rock ran 14 times for 85 yards and passed 14 times for 123 yards on seven completions.

Cypress Ranch only punted once, had five yards in penalties and Rock had no interceptions.

The Allen Eagles have won 43 straight games and three consecutive state football championships.
The Allen Eagles have won 43 straight games and three consecutive state football championships.

By the numbers

0 – Points Allen’s defense has allowed in last three playoff games in the fourth quarter

1 – Kyler Murray’s jersey number and Allen’s ranking last three seasons

3 – State titles in a row for Allen and three offensive MVPs in row for QB Kyler Murray

4 – Four State Championships for Allen and Coach Tom Westerberg (2014, 2013, 2012, 2008)

5 – Touchdowns passing for Kyler Murray in Saturday’s 6A State Championship

42 – Wins with Kyler Murray as starting quarterback

43 – Victories in a row for Allen Eagles

134 – Coaching wins at Allen for Tom Westerberg, who is now 134-14 in 11 football seasons.

52,308 – Number of football fans at the Class 6A Division I championship game

Road to the 2014 6A State Championship

Playoff run

Allen 59, Keller Central 21

Allen 25, DeSoto 22

Allen 69, Arlington Martin 54

Allen 30, Euless Trinity 27

Allen 52, Skyline 34

Allen 47, Cypress Ranch 16

Notable for Collin County football – Celina also won three state Class 2A Division II titles in a row from 1998 to 2001.

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