ROCKWALL–Heath’s senior quarterback Chase Schultz returned to action after missing two games from a concussion and led the Hawks to a 45-12 victory last night over arch-rival Rockwall in their I-30 Classic District 12-5A opener at Wilkerson-Sanders Stadium.
Shultz completed 20 or 25 passes for 263 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed 10 times for 82 yards and two TDs, including 13 and 28 yard runs.
Shyon Motlagh, who entered the game leading all area Class 5A receivers with seven touchdowns, finished with four catches for 132 yards and two more TDs, the second coming on a leaping fade route in the right corner of the end zone. His first was a 51-yard catch and run. He also had a 78-yard punt return for a touchdown nullified on a holding penalty.
Sophomore running back Rico Henderson rushed eight times for 40 yards and one TD, plus he caught six passes for 67 yards.
Caleb Moss caught two passes, including one for an 11-yard TD. Tyler Pinkston kicked a 27-yard field goal and Ethan Smith kicked 6 of 6 PATs.
Heath racked up 401 yards of total offense and held Rockwall to just 258 yards. Rockwall was forced to punt eight times.
Chris Warren scored twice for the Yellowjackets on a 22 yard run and 12-yard pass from Dylan Campman, who completed 12 of 23 passes for 147 yards and two interceptions. Warren rushed for 98 yards on 24 carries.
Heath scored first, and after Rockwall tied the score, the Hawks scored again and never looked back. They held a 17-6 lead at halftime and 38-12 lead after three quarters.
Rockwall (1-3, 0-1) was led by sophomore running back Chris Warren, who scored a pair of touchdowns and finished with 98 yards rushing and 12 yards receiving.