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Newman-Smith’s Wilson returns kickoff 77 yards as Trojans surprise Rockwall-Heath, 28-14

CARROLLTON – Terrell Wilson returned the second half kickoff 77 yards for a touchdown and Carrollton’s Newman Smith High School’s Aldo Quiroga and Randall Joyner each rushed for over 100 yards as the Area’s 11th-ranked Trojans surprised the Area’s ninth-ranked Rockwall-Heath Hawks, 28-14, Friday night at Standridge Stadium.

Trojans quarterback Quiroga not only rushed for 172 yards on 17 carries and one touchdown, he also completed 18 of 24 passes for 154 yards, including one ten-yard TD toss.

Joyner rushed for 111 yards on 15 carries and one touchdown.

Newman Smith (4-2, 2-1) rolled up 296 yards rushing and 450 total yards, compared to the Hawks 320 total yards – 132 yards rushing and 188 yards passing.

After allowing two TDs in the first quarter, the Hawks (4-2, 2-1) defense stiffened and the offense finally scored before halftime on Kevin Rodgers 22-yard run.

In the fourth quarter Heath tied the score at 14-14 when Dorian Lawry ran 32 or his 61 total rushing yards for a TD and Trevor Pinkston kicked his second PAT.

But Wilson returned the ensuing kickoff for a touchdown and Joyner finished off the Hawks soon after with a two-yard run.

The Hawks were able to move the ball, but couldn’t cash in when needed. Hawk turnovers were costly.

Although Rodgers completed 15 of 28 passes for 188 yards, he had two interceptions. The Hawks also lost a fumble.

Clark Pope caught five passes from Rodgers for 57 yards, Lawry three for 38 yards and four other receivers also caught passes. rodgers also rushed for 71 yards on 14 carries.

In other District 10-4A action Friday night, Highland Park outscored Richardson Pearce, 51-44; and Greenville knocked off Royse City, 45-28.

SCORING: 

Heath                             0      7     0         7       14

Newman-Smith       14      0      0      14        28

NS — Al Lasker 10 pass from Aldo Quiroga (Gabriel Ortega kick)

NS — Quiroga 4 run (Ortega kick)

RKHTH — Kevin Rodgers 22 run (Trevor Pinkston kick)

RKHTH — Dorian Lawry 32 run (Pinkston kick)

NS — Terrell Wilson 77 kickoff return (kick failed)

NS — Randall Joyner 2 run (Joyner run)

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