Heath Hawks cruise past Kimball, 38-6, in Area playoff game

GARLAND – Shyon Motlagh caught the first of his two touchdown receptions, Amaris Fields scored on a surprise 65-yard reverse run and Rico Henderson scored the second of his two short TD plunges as Rockwall-Heath exploded for 21 points in the second quarter and cruised past Dallas Kimball last night, 38-6.

The Class 4A Division I Region II Area playoff game was played at Homer B. Johnson stadium in Garland.

As usual, the Hawks (11-1) defense held strong, limiting Kimball (9-3) to only 201 yards total offense, forcing Kimball to punt seven times, plus forcing and recovering one fumble.

The Hawks wrapped up the game in the third quarter with Motlagh’s 49-yard catch and run TD pass from Cody Court and an Ethan Smith 33-yard field goal.

The Hawks rushed for 161 yards on 38 carries and gained 121 yards through the air, with Court completing 5 of 11 passes. Henderson was the rushing leader with 84 yards on 17 carries.

Heath advances to face Sherman (8-3) next Saturday at 2 pm at Fouts Field in Denton in the 4A Division I Region II semifinals. Sherman squeezed past Waxahachie (9-3) last night, 38-35, with a 17-point fourth quarter.

Hawks rival and the only team to beat Heath this season, District 10-4A champion Highland Park (12-0), also blasted Dallas Woodrow Wilson last night, 49-24.

HP defeated Heath, 31-30, in overtime Oct. 28th when Heath missed an extra point kick.

A rematch will occur in the Region Final in two weeks if Heath beats Sherman and HP defeats Tyler John Tyler Friday night in Waco.

By J.J. Smith, Publisher






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