The top of the Top 25 Texas computer rankings reminded all why those teams are ranked so high. The state's top four teams — Duncanville, Ryan, DeSoto and North Shore — each won handily, by a combined score of 200-34.
But it was fifth-ranked Guyer that garnered most of the attention from games played on Thursday and Friday.
According to the Dallas Morning News
, Texas A&M-bound quarterback Eli Stowers
scored on a determined 2-yard run on the final play of the game with no time on the clock, then Michael Mayfield
kicked a game-winning extra point in a wild 24-23 victory over Prosper.
Stowers finished with three touchdowns.
Meanwile, No. 1 Duncanville handed Mansfield a 35-0 defeat, on Thursday Ryan (Denton) piled up a 68-28 victory over Centennial, No. 3 DeSoto shut out Lake Ridge, 42-0 and No. 4 North Shore had little trouble with Humble, winning 55-6.
In games of note:
* Parish Episcopal, ranked 14th, fought from a 51-35 deficit with 2:34 left, but got 358 yards and five touchdown passes from Preston Stone
to pull out a wild 58-51 win over John Paul II (Plano), which got 252 yards rushing and four touchdowns from Grant Robinson
. A 25-yard TD pass from Stone to Nathaniel Hill
in overtime won it.
* Ryan scored 55 points in the first-half alone to improve to 5-0 overall and 3-0 in district play with the lopsided win over Centennial (Frisco) thanks largely to the efficient night of Seth Henigan
(12 of 14, 288 yards, four touchdowns).
* Dematrius Davis Jr.
completed touchdown passes on each of his team's first four possessions, leading North Shore to the lopsided win over Humble. Davis three TD passes of 61 and 23 yards to Charles King
, a 58-yarder to Shadrach Banks
and a 35-yarder to David Amador
Banks scored one of four rushing TDs for the Mustangs, who improved to 6-0.
* The same week Quinn Ewers
made national news for decommitting to Texas, the nation's top-ranked junior quarterback threw for 284 yards and four touchdowns, leading No. 16 Carroll to a 42-10 in over over Keller. Sophomore Owen Allen
also rushed for 100 yards and two scores for the Dragons.