With the playoff picture in high school football just a few games from becoming clearer, the upsets have begun, and the contenders have started to work clear of the pretenders.
Fort Worth South Hills needed several big plays to help topple Fort Worth Arlington Heights 25-21 in a comeback win. But the game-winning score was huge and leads off this week’s candidates for Fort Worth Play of the Year.
Mansfield Legacy outlasted Mansfield Timberview 28-26 to get a leg up in the chase for a playoff spot. And upstart Crowley showed that it’s for real in a 28-21 win over Cleburne.
Check out dfwVarsity.com or star-telegram.com/video this week on game days for videos that will vie for a spot among the season’s top 10 for 2016:
This week’s nominees are:
South Hills had 100 seconds to get it done, and the final 11 yards came from running back Kyran Jackson for the game-winning touchdown.
The Scorpions remained unbeaten on the season.
Defensive back Darius Williams worked downfield and went up to grab a one-handed interception on South Hills’ first offensive play Friday.
Heights built a 14-0 lead before the Scorpions stormed back at Farrington Field.
Running back Quintan Jackson rallied with 29 carries for 323 yards, including a 56-yard run for a touchdown, one of three for him on the night.
But that wasn’t enough for the Bobcats in a 43-34 loss to Waxahachie Life.
Onside kicks rarely go well for the team attempting them.
And then there’s the gem from Timberview’s Elijag Taplin, who squeezed between Legacy players to grab the ball and keep the Wolves in the game late.
Wide receiver Trent McDonald found the last piece of real estate in the end zone to grab a 22-yard touchdown pass from Kendall Catalon.
The score helped Legacy jump out to a 7-0 lead and McDonald finished with six catches for 46 yards.
Running back Jamerian Biscoe works with a head of steam in running over a Cleburne defender. Briscoe finished with 25 carries for 112 yards and a touchdown in Crowley’s win.