strengthened his chances to be named the 2022 MaxPreps National Player of the Year with another big-time performance for No. 12 Guyer (Denton, Texas). He led the Wildcats to a 45-21 win over No. 23 Southlake Carroll (Southlake, Texas) to advance to the 6A Division 2 semifinals. The five-star Oklahoma commit completed 24 of 31 passes for 303 yards and two touchdowns to go with 27 carries for 149 yards and four more scores.
Arnold has accounted for 4,136 yards of total offense (3,254 passing, 882 rushing) and 55 total touchdowns this season. In the loss, Carroll's senior running back Owen Allen
broke Eno Benjamin's Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex career rushing record. He finished the game with 149 yards rushing and two scores. Guyer will face DeSoto next week in the 6A Division 2 state semifinals.
In the only other MaxPreps Top 25 matchup, No. 25 Carrollton punched its ticket to the Georgia AAAAAAA state championship with a 35-27 win over No. 21 Colquitt County (Moultrie). Star freshman quarterback Julian Lewis
threw for two touchdowns giving him 43 on the season.
The Trojans will face No. 19 Mill Creek (Hoschton) on Dec. 10 at Center Parc Stadium. The Hawks beat Milton 48-14 in the other AAAAAAA semifinal. Makhail Wood
had five receptions for 151 yards and three touchdown and five-star Alabama commit Caleb Downs
added his 20th offensive touchdown of the season.
Saguaro (Scottsdale) handed No. 14 Liberty (Peoria) its first loss of the season with a 43-42 win in the Arizona Open Division semifinals. The Sabercats erased a 42-28 fourth quarter deficit and scored the final 15 points. Senior quarterback Devon Dampier
converted three key fourth downs and found Mason Whitaker
on 4th and 8 for a 23-yard touchdown to cut the deficit to 42-41 with 1:02 remaining. The defending Open Division champs went for two and Dampier connected with Zaccheus Cooper
for the game-winning score. Carlos Griffin
got an interception on Liberty's next drive to ice the game.
The Sabercats will face No. 22 Basha (Chandler) in the Open Division state championship on Dec. 10. The Bears shutout Chandler 13-0 in the other semifinal.
In Trent Dilfer's final game as head coach of No. 15 Lipscomb Academy (Nashville, Tenn.) he led the Mustangs to a 42-0 win over Christ Presbyterian Academy (Nashville, Tenn.) in the Division II Class AA state championship. It was the 21st straight win for the Tennessee power. Senior wide receiver Junior Sherrill
was named MVP of the game. He had 11 receptions for 141 yards and three touchdowns to go with seven carries for 60 yards and another score.
Dilfer was announced as the next head coach of UAB on Wednesday
and during his four-year tenure as head coach of Lipscomb Academy he went 44-10 leading the Mustangs to back-to-back Division II Class AA state titles. After a 7-6 record in his first season he went 37-4 and won his final 21 games.
No. 8 North Shore (Houston) pulled off one of the most impressive wins on Friday with a dominant 38-7 victory over Atascocita (Humble) to advance to the UIL Texas 6A Division 1 semifinals. It was the Mustangs 27th consecutive win and will face No. 9 Westlake (Austin) next week. The Chaparrals won their 54th straight game with a one-sided 47-7 win over Brennan (San Antonio).
No. 20 St. Edward (Lakewood) beat Springfield 28-14 to win its second consecutive Ohio Division 1 state championship. They beat the Wildcats 23-13 in last year's state title game.
No. 3 Central (Miami) and No. 10 American Heritage (Plantation) both won setting up a Top 10 showdown in the Florida 2M state championship in two weeks. The Rockets improved to 13-0 with a 39-21 win over Lakewood (St. Petersburg) and the Patriots beat Bolles (Jacksonville) 21-14 in the other semifinal.
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