DeKALB, Texas—What a show.
JaQuan Jackson put on another highlight reel, scoring six touchdowns—five rushing and an interception return—to help lead the Bears past Queen City, 53-12, on Friday night.
Jackson finished the game with 325 yards on 33 attempts, and broke former DeKalb running back Terrance Gannaway's school record, with 2,855 career rushing yards.
The Bears' defense held strong, too, holding Queen City to 109 yards rushing and 112 through the air, forced five fumbles and recovered three, and Jackson's 80-yard interception return.
Quinlan Boles 6
QUINLAN, TexasThe Tigers jumped on the Hornets early and often on their way to a big victory.
A 27-point first quarter pretty much made short work of the Hornets. The Hornets trailed 39-0 at halftime, and a 10-6 third quarter completed the scoring and gave the Tigers a victory.
The Tigers had an outstanding performance on defense, led by Kyle Patterson with 17 tackles. They forced and recovered four fumbles, and not allowing any passing yards, while the offense, led by LaDarian Johnson with 13 carries for 304 yards and five touchdowns tallied up 452 total yards in the rout.
New Diana 42, Paul Pewitt 39
OMAHA-NAPLES, Texas—Linden-Kildare played it close but eventually fell to district champion New Diana.
After an 80-yard opening kickoff return by New Diana, Tiger quarterback Lucas Hungerford found Nick Garrett on a 28-yard pass in the first quarter and later rushed in on a 42-yard keeper to take an early 14-7 lead.
New Diana would score again in the second quarter, but Hungerford again would lead the Tigers to consecutive scores, hitting Jackson Fitts on a long pass and rushing in the other from 1 yard out. Hungerford finished the game with 172 yards on the ground.
The teams traded two touchdowns a piece in the third quarter, but New Diana would score two more in the fourth that put Paul Pewitt away.
Maud 36, Dallas Gateway 27
DALLAS—Maud rushed for 302 yards as it topped Dallas Gateway in its regular-season finale.
Brooks Minter led the way for the Cardinals, rushing for 189 yards and three touchdowns, as QB Gage Jones also found success in the run game, scrambling for 76 yards on 19 tries.
Jones also threw for 76 yards and two scores, one to Minter and another to Hunter Thomas.
The Cardinals' defense held Dallas Gateway to 168 yards of total offense, but two turnovers kept the Dallas team relatively in contention throughout the night.