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Rockwall-Heath jumps two spots in Area football rankings

By J.J. Smith. After their come from behind victory over previously sixth-ranked Frisco Wakeland Friday night, the Rockwall-Heath Hawks jumped up two spots from eighth to sixth in the Dallas Morning News Class-4A Area Rankings announced yesterday.

Frisco Wakeland (0-1) dropped to 11th.

The Hawks (2-0) were ranked eighth last week after beating Garland Naaman Forest in their home opener. They will face a tough Garland Lakeview (1-1) team Thursday night at Garland’s Homer B. Johnson Stadium. Lakeview shut out Sulphur Springs last week, 25-0 after losing to Class 5A Plano the week before, 35-18.

Rockwall (0-2) which had been ranked 14th last week, fell out of the top 20 rankings after losing to Rowlett Friday night. The Yellow Jackets are expected to get back to their winning ways this Friday when they host winless Royse City (0-2).

Highland Park (2-0) is currently ranked no. 1 in the poll of Dallas Morning News high school sportwriters with six first-place votes and 139 points. The Scots have thus far beaten previously top-ranked Everman, 27-21, and Monterrey Tech last week, 56-30.

Denton Ryan (2-0) jumped from fourth to second with one first-place vote and 130 points after crushing Carrollton Newman Smith last week, 42-17.

West Mesquite (2-0), which zoomed to second after beating Rockwall last week, dropped to fourth place.

District 10-4A rivals Richardson Pearce (1-1) is ranked 10th, Wylie (1-1) is 14th and Wylie East (2-0) is 20th.

Nearby Terrell is ranked 18th.

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