CORINTH -- Lake Dallas head coach Michael Young knew what was in store for his team in Friday night’s home opener on the heels of an emotional, last-second victory last week.
As much respect as Young had for Plano Prestonwood entering Friday’s game, he couldn’t have expected to see his team open its home schedule with a 41-0 loss at the hands of the Lions.
“We just didn’t play very well offensively,” Lake Dallas head coach Michael Young said. “I know you look at 41 points and say we didn’t play well defensively either, but I thought we had a lot of stops. We made them punt, and they punted more tonight than in their other two games combined.”
Prestonwood quarterback Wiley Green threw for 287 yards on 28-of-41 passing and tossed three touchdown passes. Prestonwood (2-0) got 105 yards on six catches from senior Jeremiah Lewis, who finished with two touchdowns, which gave his team a 14-0 lead less than three minutes into the game. Lewis also intercepted Lake Dallas quarterback Ryan Depperschmidt in the end zone to thwart a second-half Lake Dallas red-zone trip.
Boxscore: Plano Prestonwood at Lake Dallas
Lake Dallas (1-2) had its chances and saw three drives stall inside the Prestonwood 10-yard line, thanks in large part to relentless pressure from the Prestonwood defensive front -- led by linebacker Jaime Cantu -- that finished the night with 10 sacks, including seven in the first half.
The Falcons were outgained 451-209, but even when junior quarterback Ryan Depperschmidt had his team on the move, the Lions’ defense stood tall when it mattered most on its way to the shutout victory.
Lake Dallas had a handful of drives get inside the Prestonwood 30-yard line and a trio stall inside the Lions’ 10-yard line. On two of those drives, Depperschmidt was sacked a total of five times on goal-to-go plays.
“They gave us some fits with their blitzing,” Young said. “I told the kids that’s my fault though. They had some stuff that they hadn’t done in previous games and they were well-designed. We didn’t do a very good job of protecting it.”
Depperschmidt was 13 of 23 for 152 yards and an interception. Most of his completions were to sophomore wideout Brandon Engel, who caught five balls for 115 yards. The Falcons had 34 rushing attempts for minus-8 yards.
“We had 10-15 plays where we just weren’t getting things communicated,” Young said. “We did some more no-huddle speed tonight, and I think we made some mistakes there. We have to get that stuff fixed. It’s hard enough to move the ball, but you can’t have plays bust. That’s what nondistrict is for, and we’ll get better at that.
“They’d be a quality 6A team. They’re a very good football team. We have some things we can build on and get ready for two weeks from now against Carrollton Newman Smith [to open District 14-5A play].”
Prestonwood Chr. 41, Lake Dallas 0
PC -- Jeremiah Lewis 57 pass from Wiley Green (Peyton Tollerson kick)
PC -- Jeremiah Lewis 10 pass from Wiley Green (Peyton Tollerson kick)
PC -- Timothy Taylor 4 run (Peyton Tollerson kick)
PC -- Ricky Baker 29 pass from Wiley Green (kick failed)
PC -- Josh Cunningham 10 run (Peyton Tollerson kick)
PC -- Josh Cunningham 24 run (Peyton Tollerson kick)
Rushing -- LD: CJ Broadway 5-14, Ky'lee Smith 3-8, Trevor Lindsey 8-3, Ryan Depperschmidt 17--14, Brandon Engel 1--19, PC: Josh Cunningham 10-93, Timothy Taylor 13-80, David Martin 1-5, Wiley Green 2--14.
Passing -- LD: Ryan Depperschmidt 13-23-1-152, Brandon Engel 1-3-1-65, PC: Wiley Green 28-41-0-287, Daniel Greek 0-2-0-0.
Receiving -- LD: Brandon Engel 5-115, Ky'lee Smith 5-76, Christian Covington 2-14, Zach Sasser 2-12, PC: Jeremiah Lewis 6-105, Ricky Baker 8-90, Josh Cunningham 4-45, Luke Savage 6-24, Solomon Turner 3-24, Timothy Taylor 1--1.