The second week of Texas high school football in the DFW area saw its fair share of entertaining clashes.
With non-district play hitting mid-stride, games across the metroplex opened some eyes around the state. Here were the key games in week 2.
Arlington Martin 50 Southlake Carroll 33
Behind QB Juma Otoviano’s 160 passing yards, 182 rushing yards, and four total touchdowns, Arlington Martin pulled one of the more surprising double-digit upsets of the night. Martin’s offense seems to be in full stride as they pulled out another offensive onslaught on Friday night.
This one seemed to be all Carroll until Martin pulled away as the Warriors outscored the Dragons 28-6 in the second half.
Southlake Carroll faces another tall task next week when another offensive juggernaut in Rockwall comes into town.
Rowlett 48 Rockwall 41
Despite putting up only 10 points in a loss to Lewisville last week, Rowlett came with the rushing attack tonight to outscore Rockwall in a slugfest at the Cotton Bowl. Chauncey Amos led the way for Rowlett as he put in 100 yards to the team total of 234 yards.
Rockwall’s offense was powered by WR Jaxon Smith who had 11 receptions for 261 yards and 2 touchdowns. Smith also had a punt-return touchdown late in the game that would have been the equalizer, but Rockwall was called for having too many men on the field which ultimately nixed the play.
The Yellowjackets will look to finish non-district 2-1 next week after their nail-biting week one win against Highland Park. The Eagles will face a tough Plano squad next week in an all-maroon clash.
Justin Northwest 56 McKinney North 46
This one is less about the game and more about a rushing total by one player that most teams don’t accumulate over a span of two games. Justin Northwest RB DeMareus Hosey rushed for 406 yards and four touchdowns to help propel the Texans to a 10-point victory against McKinney North.
Hosey’s total is easily the most in Texas high school football this season.
Despite trailing at the half, Justin Northwest put up 21 unanswered points to end the game and take the win.
Denton Ryan 44 Mesquite Poteet 3
Denton Ryan didn’t even need to score in the fourth quarter to emphasize the impact of this blowout in 5A. Mesquite Poteet, the #6 team in 5A, was expected to give Ryan its most stiff non-district game for 2017, but the Raiders held no mercy in this one.
Ryan was led by RB Emani Bailey as he rushed for 197 yards and three touchdowns in a statement win for this team.
Highland Park 32 Waxahachie 21
After suffering a final-minute loss to Rockwall last week, the defending state champion Highland Park Scots went into to Waxahachie to take their first win of 2017.
This one was not looking to be in Highland Park’s favor early as Waxahachie jumped out to a quick 14-8 lead before the Scots came back with 24 unanswered points to finish the second half in ease.
John Stephen Jones led the way for the Scots as he passed for 290 yards and two touchdowns in the winning effort.
Mansfield 38 Cedar Hill 21
Behind RB KJ Hawkins two rushing touchdowns, Mansfield walked into Cedar Hill and took a win with ease after jumping out to a 31-7 lead.
After last week’s 23-8 loss to Allen, Cedar Hill is now 0-2 for the first time since 2004 as the post-Avery Davis era sees its shaky beginning play out in non-district play.
The Longhorns will look to put a crooked number in the win column next week as they welcome Mesquite Horn into town.
Frisco Lone Star 45 Mansfield Timberview 21
After a rocky offseason that saw him go to three different schools, former Allen RB Kirby Bennett III has found his way to Frisco Lone Star and is producing in large proportions.
After coming out with 244 yards for the Rangers in week one, Bennett III threw down 109 yards and a touchdown to give Lone Star the win.
One of the biggest games in week three sees Lone Star go up against Denton Ryan in a clash of 5A powerhouses on Thursday night as all eyes will be on Bennett III’s matchup against the stiff Ryan defense.