PRINCETON — Darryl Minor’s interception in the final two minutes sealed Lake Dallas’ 39-31 victory against Princeton Thursday in the District 7-5A (Division II) clash.
The Falcons offense went off for 16 points in the second quarter, getting touchdowns from Ryan Depperschmidt and Brandon Engel to give them a 23-17 lead at the half. Princton's Kole Massey and Maika Brinkerhoff each had a receiving touchdown from Brendon Strickland to open scoring in the first quarter.
The teams traded scores in the third quarter, Depperschmidt found Engel for a 4-yard touchdown, and Anthony Patti added a 31-yard field goal to stretch Lake Dallas’ lead to 39-31. Brinkerhoff added a score for Princeton with 5:21 remaining in the game. Princeton failed to convert a 2-point conversion.
Depperschmidt ended the night 23-for-31 with 289 yards and four scores — three passing and one rushing.
— Mike Albanese
Plano Prestonwood 49, Liberty Christian 20
PLANO — Dylan Cadwallader threw four touchdown passes and scored on an 87-yard run, and Solomon Turner returned an interception 36 yards for a score to lead Plano Prestonwood to victory.
Cadwallader finished with 380 yards of total offense (272 passing, 108 rushing) for the undefeated Lions (4-0). Josh Cunningham scored three times for the Lions, who amassed 474 yards of total offense while holding the Warriors to 235.
Daniel Greek threw for 158 yards and three touchdowns — two to Adam Johnson — but was intercepted twice for the Warriors (1-2). The game marked a return of Liberty Christian’s first-year coach Steven Greek, who spent almost a decade as an assistant at Prestonwood before taking over the Warriors’ program in the spring. Liberty had played only six quarters this season entering Thursday because of bad weather.
The Lions scored twice in 39 seconds early in the first quarter. Cunningham scored on a 4-yard run on the game’s opening drive. Two plays later, Turner intercepted Greek and returned it for a touchdown to five the Lions a quick 14-0 lead.
The Lions scored on their next three possessions on touchdown strikes from Cadwallader to Chase Lowery and Cunningham to go with Cadwallader’s 87-yard scamper along the sideline.
Liberty Christian’s only score of the first half came when Greek tossed a 4-yard strike to Adam Johnson to cap a 10-play, 63-yard drive. The Warriors crossed midfield only twice in the first half — on their scoring drive and on the final series of the half when Greek was intercepted for the second time.
Cadwallader added a 19-yard touchdown pass to Dayton Toney in the third quarter. Greek then closed out the scoring with fourth-quarter touchdown strikes to Blake Galan and Johnson.
Liberty Christian is on the road next week at China Springs.
— Rich Luna
Pottsboro 34, Aubrey 7
AUBREY — Pottsboro quarterback Dylan Kulbeth threw four touchdown passes as the Cardinals spoiled Aubrey's homecoming.
The Chaps dropped to 1-3, and they will play on the road next week against Wichita Falls Hirschi in their final non-district game.
After Pottsboro (2-2) scored in the first quarter to go on top 7-0, Aubrey tied the game with 6:50 left in the half on a Jameison Bufford 1-yard run. The touchdown was set up after Aubrey quarterback Jaxon Holder hit Bufford on a 25-yard completion to the 1 on a fourth-and-13. Pottsboro led 20-7 at halftime.
The Cardinals bottled up the Chaps' offense for the most of the night. Aubrey began the second half with a time-consuming drive that ended on a fumble at the Cardinal 34.
— Don Munsch
Carrollton Ranchview 26, Krum 14
CARROLLTON — Michael Henderson rushed for two touchdowns, and Anthony Lemus added a pair of field goals to lead Carrollton Ranchview to a non-district win at Standridge Stadium.
Following a weather delay of nearly 90 minutes, Henderson opened the scoring for Ranchview (2-1) with a 1-yard run. The teams then exchanged touchdown, and Ranchview entered halftime with a 13-7 advantage.
Lemus booted a 39-yard field goal midway through the third period to extend the Ranchview lead to 16-7, but Bryston Lightfoot countered for Krum with a 68-yard touchdown run to cut the deficit entering the final period.
Krum had a opportunity to take the lead, but Jesus Campuzano missed a 27-yard field goal attempt with 9:54 to play. Ranchview then sealed the contest with 10 straight points, including a 12-yard run by Henderson.
Krum (0-4) wraps up non-district play next Friday when it hosts Wills Point.
Mineral Wells 49, Sanger 0
MINERAL WELLS — Sanger saw its record slip to 0-4 following a shutout loss.
Mineral Wells (3-0) held a 28-0 lead at halftime.
The Indians open District 7-4A (Division 1) play next week when they host Celina.
Calvary 69, Forestburg 24
Jacob Helzer ran for four touchdowns and passed for another to lead Calvary to victory.
Helzer scored on runs of 8, 5, 44 and 7 yards and connected with Beck Hillman on a 55-yard scoring pass as Calvary built a 48-12 halftime advantage. Helzer finished the game with 125 rushing yards on nine carries.
Hillman had scoring runs of 4 and 20 yards and finished with 76 yards on six carries to go with one reception for 55 yards.
David Lewis scored runs of 10 and 4 yards and finished with 47 yards on four carries.
The Lions, now 3-1, finished the game with 348 yards of total offense. Forestburg (0-4) finished with 413 yards of total offense but lost two fumbles and had one pass intercepted.
The Lions will host Dallas Lutheran next Friday.