Liberty Christian 49, Bishop Dunne 0
Jason Witten’s Liberty Christian Warriors sailed to victory in the bi-district round on Friday night.
Chase Garnett broke a 51-yard run to get things going for the Warriors, and Henri DeRoche returned an interception 35 yards for a touchdown to make it 14-0.
The defense came up big again when Cooper Witten returned a fumble 28 yards for a score, followed by a 9-yard touchdown run from Garnett.
Liberty Christian led 28-0 after one.
In the second quarter, Witten had another huge play, recovering a blocked punt in the end zone, and Garnett scampered for a 25-yard touchdown, his third of the evening.
Tanner Cassavan then scored on a 1-yard run, and Liberty led 49-0 at the half.
Garnett rushed for 124 yards and 3 touchdowns in the first half.
Liberty Christian (11-0, 4-0) will play Tyler Grace Community at a time and place to be determined in the TAPPS quarterfinals.
Northwest 40, Midlothian 37
The Northwest Texans came out on top of a slug fest on Friday night, defeating Midlothian by 3 points to advance to the area round.
The Panthers jumped out to a 3-0 lead, but Nate Jean made it 7-3 Northwest on an 11-yard run.
Midlothian answered with a score of it’s own, but Northwest came right back again and scored when Ife Durodoye broke an 83-yard run to make it 14-10 Texans.
In the second quarter, Midlothian scored to retake the lead, but Northwest responded with a 36-yard field goal from Greyson Steele to take a 17-16 lead into the half.
In the third quarter, Midlothian took a 24-17 lead, but Northwest answered when Leddie Thompson connected with Kobey Wall on a 68-yard touchdown pass to knot the game at 24.
Thompson then regained the lead for Northwest on a 33-yard quarterback keeper, but the Panthers answered with a touchdown, and with 10:05 remaining in the game, the score was tied 31-31.
Midlothian then took a 37-31 lead, but Chad Phillips returned a blocked PAT kick 90 yards to make it 37-33 Texans with 8:53 to play in the fourth quarter.
Thompson then hit Cooper Mccomas on a 7-yard touchdown pass to retake the lead for Northwest with 2:08 to play in the game.
The Texans (9-2, 6-2) will face the winner of the El Paso Del Valle/Amarillo Tascosa game at a time and date to be determined.
McKinney 52, Marcus 31
The Marauders season came to an end on Friday night, after a tough loss to McKinney.
McKinney took a 10-0 lead late into the first quarter, before Brock Golwas broke a 70-yard touchdown run for Marcus.
McKinney led 17-7 at the end of one.
After going up 24-7, Owen Gall kicked a 25-yard field goal and the Lions led 31-10 at halftime.
McKinney scored again just under four minutes into the third quarter, but Marcus answered when Colton Nussmeier tossed a touchdown pass to Isaiah Keliikipi for 16 yards.
McKinney scored again, and led 45-17 after three.
Marcus responded with a 3-yard run from Golwas just over three minutes into the fourth quarter, but McKinney came right back and scored again to give the Lions a 52-24 lead.
With 1:31 to play, Nussmeier hit Karic Grennan on a 5-yard touchdown pass, but it was too late for the Marauders to make a comeback.
Marcus finished the season with a 4-7 overall record, and 4-3 mark in district competition.
Coppell 35, Guyer 21
Guyer came up a bit short in the bi-district round on Friday night, falling to Coppell.
Coppell scored the first touchdown of the game, but Guyer came right back and scored on a 35-yard run from Corbin Glasco to tie the game at 7 each.
Coppell scored 14 unanswered points and led 21-7 at the break.
The Cowboys scored again early in the third quarter to take a 28-7 lead, but Guyer responded when Josiah Martin threw a touchdown pass to Kegan Stelmazewski for 3 yards to cut the Wildcats’ deficit in half.
Coppell came back with six minutes to play and scored to give them a 35-14 lead.
With 4:10 remaining in the fourth quarter, DJ Black scored on a 2-yard run for the Wildcats to make it 35-21 Coppell, but Guyer would not score again.
The Wildcats finished the season with a 7-4 overall record, and 5-2 mark in district.
Argyle 45, Fort Worth Wyatt 14
No. 7-ranked Argyle had little trouble with the O.D. Wyatt Chaparrals in the bi-district round on Thursday night.
Lane Stewart scored on an 3-yard run to give Argyle a 7-0 lead in the first quarter.
In the second, Jake Krekeler broke a 74-yard run to make it 14-0 and later scored on a 1-yard run to extend the Eagles’ lead to 21 points.
Krekeler scored his third touchdown of the evening on a 5-yard run, and then added a fourth score of 8 yards to give the Eagles a 35-6 halftime lead following a Wyatt touchdown.
Krekeler had 159 yards rushing and 4 touchdowns in the first half.
Maguire Gasperson hit Will Hodson on a 41-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter to give Argyle a 42-6 lead, and Anthony Ruvalcaba booted a 26-yard field goal to make it 45-6.
Wyatt answered with a touchdown of its own to make it 45-14.
Argyle (8-2, 7-0) will play Abilene Wylie in the area round at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at Tarleton Memorial Stadium in Stephenville.
Allen 18, Lewisville 17
The season came to an end for Lewisville on Thursday night, as the Farmers could not complete the comeback in an dog fight to Allen.
Ethan Terrell broke a 74-yard run to get things going for the Fighting Farmers in the first quarter, but an Allen safety made it 7-2.
The Eagles scored again and took a 9-7 lead into the second quarter.
Lewisville answered midway through the second on a 20-yard run from Tenel Hill, but Allen scored again to take a 15-14 lead with 5:43 to play in the half.
Allen extended it’s lead to 4 points on a field goal four minutes into the third quarter, but Eric Arias kicked a 27-yard field goal for Lewisville to make it a 1-point game again.
But the Farmers could not complete the comeback.
Lewisville finished the season with an 8-3 overall record and 6-1 mark in district competition.