With the 2011 high school season headed into the home stretch, a few White Rock Lake-area teams are hitting their stride as they prepare for postseason play, while others appeared to be stumbling toward the finish line in Week 8 action.
Among the premier 5A teams in the state, the Dallas Skyline Raiders retained their unblemished season record at 8-0 with a 45-0 shutout of the Sunset Bisons.
The Raiders wasted little time establishing their dominance, opening up to a 35-0 first-quarter lead on a pair of touchdown passes from QB Devante Kincade to WR RaShaad Samples and a Kincade 1-yard TD run.
Kincade hooked up with Lamont Levels on a 63-yard scoring strike in the second frame for the Raiders’ final touchdown of the night before Skyline called off the dogs. Kincade finished the night with 180 yards passing and three TDs. Samples accounted for 104 yards receiving and two TDS, while Levels scored twice and finished with 63 yards receiving.
Skyline moved from No. 7 in last week’s Associated Press 5A state rankings to No. 6 in this week’s poll. The Raiders now turn their sights to the Lake Highlands Wildcats, who they’ll host in an Oct. 28 contest.
Lake Highlands could have been entering that contest in sole possession of second place in District 9-5A, but a 49-42 double overtime loss to Jesuit in Week 8 leaves the Wildcats at 3-2 in district play and in a tie for third-place with Richardson Berkner.
Jesuit jumped out to an early 14-0 lead before Lake Highlands evened the score at 14-14 on a pair of second-quarter TD passes. LH’s Zack Fleig hauled in the first TD on a 37-yard pass from Michael Ketchmark before Michael Wright scampered to paydirt with the second — a 60-yard pass from Trent Jones. Jesuit answered with a pair of TD passes of their own before halftime to take a 28-14 advantage into the locker room.
The Wildcats tied the score in the third quarter on a 26-yard TD pass from Ketchmark to Jacobi Johnson and a 5-yard run by DeVonte Sunwenghan. The two teams traded touchdowns in the fourth quarter to send the game to overtime knotted at 35-35.
In the first overtime, Jesuit scored first on a 10-yard pass before the Wildcats responded with a 25-yard TD run by Sunwenghan. In the second overtime, Lake Highlands fumbled in its opening possession, opening the door for Jesuit in win the hard-fought contest on its second OT drive.
In 4A action, the Woodrow Wilson Wildcats ran its district record to 4-0 with a 49-0 shutout over Thomas Jefferson in Week 8. Standouts for Wilson included WR Andre Plata, 124 yards receiving, two TDs; RB Shaquille Dotin, 126 yards rushing, three TDs; and QB Piers Christian, 225 yards passing, 22 yards rushing and two TDs passing.
Woodrow Wilson will host Lincoln this Thursday in Week 9 action.
Bryan Adams remained within striking distance of Woodrow Wilson for the District 12-4A crown with a 24-17 win over Conrad in Week 8. Adams RB Corey Walker rushed for 169 yards on 21 carries and scored on a 23-yard run. Adams’ QB Joshua Brown threw for two TDS — one to Kris Williams on a 33-yard pass and the other to Bryce Grace for 43 yards.
Bryan Adams will travel to Spruce this week before facing Woodrow Wilson in the final week of the regular season.
North Dallas dropped to 0-5 in district play and 1-7 on the season with a 35-20 loss to Adamson.
North Dallas held a 14-7 advantage in the second quarter before Adamson reeled off 21 unanswered points to take command.
In private school action, Bishop Lynch dropped to 4-4 on the season and 1-3 in district play with a 38-17 loss to Prestonwood Christian. Lakehill travelled south to Waco looking for its first district win, but fell short in a 32-0 loss to Waco Texas Christian.