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Rockwall, Royse City lose playoff football games

By J.J. Smith. Friday night playoff football game scores:

Carrollton Newman-Smith 28

Rockwall 14

Whitehouse 48

Royse City 7

FRISCO -In a hard-fought, see-saw, Bi-District playoff battle, Carrollton’s Newman-Smith managed to slow down the normally high-powered Rockwall offense and escaped with a 28-14 win Friday night at Pizza Hut Park.

It was the Trojans first playoff victory in 26 years.

With 5:45 left in the game and trailing just 21-14, Rockwall had momentum while facing a 4th-and-4 at the Newman Smith 11-yard line.

But the Trojans’ defense forced Yellowjacket quarterback Alan Reed to hurry his pass and throw it incomplete, turning the ball over on downs.

Newman Smith then marched 89 yards in 10 plays to score its final TD, taking 4:06 off the clock, capped by an 8-yard scoring run by Braxton Bearden with 1:39 remaining.

Rockwall’s final attempt to score was unsuccesful Reed was intercepted by Trojans defensive back Jerric Porter with less than a minute left to go.

Reed finished his last game completing 24-36 passes for 232 yards and one TD to Blake Turner, who seven passes for 87 yards. Spencer Edwards caught eight for 63 yards, Wes Davis grabbed six for 57 yards and senior Reed Loftis snarred three for 25 yards.

Baylor Black led rushing with 14 carries for 39 yards.

Rockwall ended the season with a 6-5 record.

Scoring summary

ROCK — Alan Reed 5-yard run (Ted Gates kick).
NS — Jerome Akintunde 5-yard run (Edward Valadez kick).
NS — Braxton Bearden 30-yard pass from Jose Martinez (Edward Valadez kick).
ROCK — Blake Turner 26-yard pass from Alan Reed (Travis Shinn kick).
NS — Jerome Akintunde 2-yard run (Edward Valadez kick).
NS — Braxton Bearden 8-yard run (Edward Valadez kick).

LINDALE – High-powered offensive machine Whitehouse scored early and often behind the 189-yards rushing of DeJuan Shelton and four touchdown passes of Hunter Taylor as Wildcats devoured Royse City, 48-7, in a Class 4A Division II Bi-District playoff at Eagle Stadium Friday night.

Royse City (3-8) was led by Taylor Corbin’s 69 yards rushing and 165 yards passing that included a five-yard scoring pass to Michael Webb, who caught  five passes for 63 yards.

Royse City finished the season with a 3-8 record.

Scoring summary

WHS — Jonathan Aldridge 9-yard pass from Hunter Taylor (Brandon Cottrell kick).
WHS — Daimeyen Sanders 8-yard pass from Hunter Taylor (Brandon Cottrell kick).
WHS — Jonathan Aldridge 28-yard pass from Hunter Taylor (Brandon Cottrell kick).
ROYSE — Michael Webb 5-yard pass from Taylor Corbin (Sean Pollock kick).
WHS — Jonathan Aldridge 57-yard pass from Hunter Taylor (Brandon Cottrell kick).
WHS — DeJuan Shelton 19-yard interception return (Brandon Cottrell kick).
WHS — DeJuan Shelton 75-yard run (pass failed).
WHS — DeJuan Shelton 49-yard run (Brandon Cottrell kick).

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