PROSPER — Quarterback Keegan Shoemaker threw for 182 yards and three touchdowns in Prosper's dominant 49-7 win against Lake Dallas on homecoming night. The win earned Prosper the District 14-5A Championship for the second year in a row.
Prosper dominated Lake Dallas (6-4, 5-2) from the start and built a 35-0 lead at halftime. Shoemaker's big game was complemented by another quality rushing performance from Kaleb Adams, who took 17 carries for 154 yards and two touchdowns. At game's end, Prosper had out-gained Lake Dallas 442 to 151.
Two of Shoemaker's touchdown throws went to Devin Haskins (5 catches, 49 yards) and the third went to DJ Love (62 receiving yards, 28 rushing). Prosper nearly earned its second shutout of the season, but Lake Dallas was able to get on the board with a interception return for a score by Eric Young in the fourth quarter.
Both teams will advance to the playoffs next weekend. Matchups are to be determined.
Argyle 63, Burkburnett 3
BURKBURNETT — The people at Bulldog Stadium saw the same thing Friday night that the rest of District 4-4A had already found out. The No. 3 Argyle Eagles are as good as, or better than, advertised.
The Eagles scored four touchdowns in each of the first two quarters before taking their foot off the gas in a 63-3 victory over Burkburnett. Argyle (10-0, 5-0) outscored District 4-4A, 260-70, the past five weeks.
Quarterback Hayden Clearman was near perfect, going 12 of 15 for 209 yards and three touchdowns. He had 70 and 70-yard TD hookups to Cale Nanny and a 4-yard TD pass to Chase Estrada.
Noah Lang led Argyle with 142 yards rushing on 10 carries. He had a 65-yard touchdown in the first half plus a 4-yarder in the third quarter for the lone score after halftime. Don Williams had 133 yards rushing on 10 carries with TDs of 25 and 15 yards for the Eagles.
Braden Pruett had a 50-yard interception return for a TD in the second quarter. It was 56-3 at halftime as Argyle clinched its second straight 10-0 regular season. The Eagles are an amazing 123-15 over the past 10 seasons (2008-17).
The Bulldogs' Anthony Gauthler put the home team on the board with a 47-yard field goal in the second quarter.
Marcus Jackson rushed for 42 yards for Burkburnett (1-9). Carrington Manuel caught two passes for 41 yards.
Celina 24, Aubrey 22
AUBREY — A late fourth-quarter interception stymied any notion of a comeback win for the Aubrey Chaparrals against Celina Friday night as the Chaparrals lost 24-22 in the final game of the District 5-4A season.
Aubrey (7-3, 3-2) finished third in the district with the loss. Celina finished the season with a 7-3 overall mark and a 4-1 district record behind district champ Melissa.
The Chaps had the ball at the Celina 37 late in the fourth quarter, needing just a field goal to take the lead, but quarterback Taylor Swarbrick's pass was picked off in Celina territory with 1:49 left. The Bobcats took over at their own 13 after being assessed an unsportsmanlike penalty. The Bobcats picked up a couple of first downs and were able to run out the clock.
Aubrey had a chance to tie the game twice in the fourth quarter, as they scored on a Pablo Vera 10-yard run with 11:01 to cut the Bobcat lead to 17-16. But the Chaps missed the extra point.
Later, after Celina went ahead with 24-16 with 7:11 left to play in the game, the Chaps scored on a Will Dow 24-yard run with 3:43 left to trim the lead to two, 24-22. But Swarbrick's pass fell incomplete in the end zone on the two-point conversion.
Sophomore running back Logan Point put Celina ahead 7-0 with 2:22 left in the first quarter on a 5-yard run. Aubrey tied the game in the second quarter on a Sheldon Wingert 2-yard run. After Celina went ahead 14-7 on a Point 34-yard TD run with 6:08 left in the second, Swarbrick kicked a 23-yard field goal with 11 seconds left in the half to trim the Celina lead to 14-10, which the Bobcats took into halftime.
Vernon 60, Krum 35
VERNON — The Krum Bobcats saw their 2017 season come to an end as the Vernon Lions rolled to a 60-35 win, but it wasn't without some Krum fireworks.
Krum's Larenzo Tystad started the game by returning the opening kickoff 75 yards for a score and a Krum 7-0 lead. Vernon then scored 38 unanswered points to take a 38-7 lead at halftime.
The Bobcats, who finished the season at 1-9 and 0-4 in District 3-4A, put up a fight in the second half, scoring three times in the third quarter and once in the fourth.
Donald Brown got Krum going with a 24-yard TD run before Tystad scored twice before the end of the quarter on a 24-yard run and a 1-yard run.
Krum's final touchdown came on a 35-yard pass from Caleb Schertz to Bryson Lightfoot.
Van Alstyne 28, Pilot Point 11
VAN ALSTYNE — The Van Alstyne Panthers came up with a pair of fourth quarter touchdowns from Rhett Gallagher to pull away for a 28-11 victory against the Pilot Point Bearcats in District 5-3A play for two teams headed to the playoffs.
Pilot Point took an early 3-0 lead over the Panthers (8-2, 4-1) on a Jamie Tavera field goal before Van Alstyne scored twice in a four minute span of the second quarter to take a 15-3 halftime lead.
Pilot Point (2-3, 3-7) cut the margin to 15-11 late in the third quarter when Quincy Kemp hit Ty Hellman with a 7-yard TD pass and Kemp ran in the two-point conversion.
Kemp finished the night with 99 yards rushing on 24 carries and Hellman had 60 yards on 13 carries as Pilot Point had 158 yards rushing and 41 passing yards.
Bowie 41, Ponder 0
BOWIE — The Ponder Lions' hopes of ending the regular season on a winning note and earning a possible playoff berth ended up being just a dream and not a reality.
The Bowie Jackrabbits turned back every threat that Ponder could put together and rolled to a 41-0 District 4-3A victory.
The Jackrabbits, (4-6, 3-2) after a sluggish first quarter, pulled out to a 20-0 halftime lead and coasted the second half.
The Lions had just 166 yards in total offense and turned the ball over three times to finish the season with a 3-7 record and 1-4 in district. Carlos Zepeda led the Ponder offense with 54 yards on 14 carries and Kaden McEwen had 42 yards on nine carries.