Rowlett scores twice in 4th quarter, beats Rockwall, 38-14

By J.J. Smith. Although behind just 24-14with 3:43 left in the third quarter, the Class 4-A Rockwall Yellow Jackets gave up two more touchdowns in the fourth quarter as they lost to their lakeside Class 5-A rival, the Rowlett Eagles, 38-14, last night at Garland’s Homer B. Johnson stadium.

Although the Yellow Jackets out-gained the Eagles, 417 to 339 in total yards, their one interception and two fumbles lost proved to be very costly.

With Rockwall behind just 17-7 with 5:30 left in the third quarter, but with plenty of time to come back, Rowlett’s Alex Barrientos intercepted and returned an Alan Reed pass 60 yards for a TD, pushing Rowlett’s lead to 24-7 and basically putting the game out of reach.

On the next series, junior quarterback Reed’s great fake hand-off allowed him to score untouched from the 14-yard line, but that was the Yellow Jackets final score.

Their first came on a nine-yard run by star running back Josh Broach with 1:50 left in the first half, bringing the score to 17-7.

Broach was held to just 60 yards on 15 carries, but Reed rushed for 103 yards on 11 carries and Spencer Edwards ran for 105 yards on eight carries.

Reed also passed for 146 yards on 13 of 18 passes. Receiver Wes Davis caught seven passes for 77 yards and Reed Loftis caught five for 65 yards.

Rowlett’s Treyvon Green led all rushers with 125 yards on 19 carries and scored three touchdowns, leading the Eagles to victory.

Eagles’ quarterback Grant Bothun completed nine of ten passes for 126 yards to six receivers.

Rockwall’s record is now 0-2, after entering the game as the Dallas Morning News Area’s Class 4-A 14th-ranked team. They lost last week to

Rowlett is now 2-0, after winning their first game of the season, 22-21, last week over North Mesquite in overtime.

The Yellow Jackets will host County rival Royse City in non-district action this Friday at 7:30 pm at Wilkerson-Sanders stadium.

Rowlett will play at Wylie at 7:30 pm this Friday.

Scoring summary
ROW — Treyvon Green 4-yard run (Chase Thrasher kick).
ROW — Chase Thrasher 36-yard field goal.
ROCK — Josh Broach 9-yard run (Ted Gates kick).
ROW — Treyvon Green 35-yard run (Chase Thrasher kick).
ROW — Alex Barrientos 60-yard fumble return (Chase Thrasher kick).
ROCK — Alan Reed 14-yard run (Ted Gates kick).
ROW — Treyvon Green 6-yard run (Chase Thrasher kick).
ROW — Colton Kalmus 15-yard run (Chase Thrasher kick).

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