Rockwall, Royse City, Rowlett win; Heath loses fourth straight

By J.J. Smith (Collin Way photo). In Friday night football action, behind the 25-30 passing of quarterback Alan Reed – for four touchdowns and 371 yards – the Rockwall Yellow Jackets rallied to nip Wylie East there, 42-38.

Quarterback Taylor Corbin rushed for two touchdowns and passed for two more as the Royse City Bulldogs overwhelmed winless Greenville at home, 49-14.

Rockwall-Heath lost its fourth game in a row, this time to former 5A school Wylie, 35-21. The Hawks didn’t score an offensive TD until the fourth quarter, after returning a kickoff and interception for scores earlier.

First place Rowlett, in District 10-5A, beat North Garland Thursday night, 17-10, behind the rushing of Treyvon Green, who ran for 120 yards and two TDs.

With the playoffs looming and just two games left in the regular season for each team to play, Rockwall (3-2, 4-4) is now locked in a four-way tie for second place in District 10-4A, behind undefeated Highland Park (5-0, 8-0), which has clinched the playoffs.

Other teams tied with the Yellow Jackets are Wylie (3-2, 5-3), McKinney North (3-2, 5-3) and Richardson Pearce (3-2, 4-4).

Only the top four teams in the eight-team district advance to the playoffs.

Rockwall needs at least one more victory to advance in their remaining games against McKinney North at home and Richardson Pearce away.

Friday’s loss by Heath (1-4, 4-4) knocked them out of playoff contention. Victories over Highland Park and Wylie East (0-5, 2-6) will assure them of a winning season record.

Royse City (2-2, 2-6) is in fourth place in District 13-4A and in playoff contention. A victory over either Mt. Pleasant (1-3, 1-7) next week there or Sulphur Springs (3-1, 6-2) at home in two weeks should allow the Bulldogs to make the playoffs.

Rowlett (4-1, 7-1) has clinched the playoffs and has a good chance to win District 10-5A. They must beat McKinney Boyd (4-1, 6-2) and winless Garland Lakeview Centennial (0-5, 0-8) in their final two games to do it.

Other local Friday night scores:

District 15-4A – Terrell (2-2, 4-4) lost to West Mesquite, 45-20; and Forney (1-5, 2-6) lost to Red Oak, 35-7.

District 13-3A – North Forney (1-7) lost to Ferris, 41-8.


1 Response for “Rockwall, Royse City, Rowlett win; Heath loses fourth straight”

  1. Joe Smith says:

    Yellow Jackets = Yellowjackets (one word)

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