In District 9-5A, the Skyline Raiders (9-0 overall; 6-0 district) continue to cruise heading into the postseason continue to assert themselves as one of the top teams in the state. The Raiders moved up from No. 7 to No. 6 in this week’s Associated Press state rankings after a 37-0 shellacking of the Lake Highlands Wildcats. Lake Highlands (4-5 overall; 3-3 district) entered the contest with playoff aspirations of their own, but now will be forced to win this Friday on the road against the Richardson Eagles (5-4 overall; 3-3 district) in order to make the playoffs.
The three-headed monster of Skyline QB Devante Kincade, RB David Greene and WR Thomas Johnson proved to be too much for the Wildcat defense in this Halloween weekend contest, as the Raiders amassed 598 yards in total offense to Lake Highlands’ 150 yards. Kincade accounted for 367 off those total yards through the air — completing 20-27 passes and three TDs during the night. Skyline finishes its regular season Thursday, Nov. 3 at home against W.T. White.
In 4A action, Bryan Adams clinched a playoff spot with a 51-15 drubbing of Spruce in Week 9. Bryan Adams’ QB Joshua Brown turned in a stellar performance throwing for 347 yards and six touchdowns. The 6-4, 190-pound senior quarterback’s performance earned him High School Game Time’s Offensive Player of the Week honors.
Bryan Adams will wrap up its regular season with a Nov. 3 home game against District 12-4A leaders — the Woodrow Wilson Wildcats, which remained undefeated in district play with a 46-14 win over Lincoln in Week 9.
Wilson RB Shaquille Dotin was the hero of the night for the Wildcats, rushing for 186 yards on 24 carries and scoring three touchdowns. Wildcats QB Piers Christian, Wade Banowsky and Andre Plata all scored as well for Wilson.
North Dallas continued its 2011 struggles failing in its bid to win its first district game of the year by falling to Pinkston, 46-20.
In area private school action the last home game of the season for the Lakehill Warriors was surreal.
Squaring off against the No. 6 state-ranked Garland Christian Swordsmen on Lakehill’s Senior Night, it became apparent early on that neither team’s offense was going to be stopped.
After swapping touchdowns early on, GCA was able to recover consecutive onside kicks and build a small lead midway through the second quarter. The second half picked right up where the first half ended, but the Warriors could never close within 14 points of GCA. When it was all said and done, GCA claimed a 94-66 victory.
The two teams combined for more than 1,300 yards in total offense, and combined for 160 points — the second highest total on record for 11-man football in the state of Texas since 1951.
Parents from both schools commented afterwards that they felt like they were watching a 6-man game as the two teams raced back and forth down the field.
Lakehill finished with an amazing 600-plus rushing yards for the game. Senior Milan Rabah had 277 yards and four touchdowns, while junior Cris McCarty had 255 yards and five touchdowns. Sophomore Keith Mitchell added an additional 101 yards and one touchdown, giving the Warriors the statistical rarity of having three players with 100 or more rushing yards in the same game.
Unfortunately, the loss ended Lakehill’s playoff hopes for 2011.
Gigi Ekstrom contributed to this report.