Heading into a bye week before starting its challenging District 10-5A schedule, the McKinney Boyd football team needed a win against Lewisville Friday night at Ron Poe Stadium.
The Broncos did just that, stampeding the Farmers 57-7 on Homecoming night to move to 2-3 on the season in arguably their most complete performance of the season.
Bronco head coach Don Drake said games are won through effort and execution, and his squad showed both great effort and execution in their route of Lewisville.
Their performance put a cap on the festivities, which included homecoming traditions such as the naming of queen and king. Jane Rha and Tristan Bennett won those honors.
Boyd was especially dominant on offense Friday night, totaling 536 yards of total offense – 330 on the ground and 206 through the air.
Leading the way for Boyd on the ground was senior running back Dedrick Scrivens, who rushed for 130 yards and three touchdowns – he added another score receiving – on 20 carries. Scrivens was not alone in the backfield, as senior Mahlieke Boseman and sophomore Brandon Bowling combined for 156 yards and three touchdowns.
Drake said all three backs and his line played very well up front, noting his line was able to clear lanes and when in space, their playmakers made plays and scored points.
The Broncos dominated the first half defensively Friday night, holding the Farmers to 58 total yards and negative-eight rushing yards.
Drake said his defense has done a great job all season against the run, and said Bronco’s defense was able to take away the run game from Lewisville and force long down-and distances on second and third down.
Ladd and the offense was clicking on all cylinders, racking up 233 yards in the first 24 minutes. Ladd compiled 121 yards and two touchdowns through the air, and 19 on the ground – surpassing 4,000 total yards in his career. Ladd threw for 193 yards and two touchdowns on 14 completions, and added 41 yards and seven carries.
Scrivens played a huge role in the scoring in the first half, responsible for three of the team’s four touchdowns – including two touchdown runs of two yards.
Senior receiver Slater Brown and Scrivens connected with Ladd for touchdowns through the air – one for 46 and the other for 25 yards.
Boyd entered halftime leading the Farmers 28-0, and continued the offensive onslaught in the second half, scoring 29 points in the final 24 minutes.
And now the 2-3 Broncos will have 14 days to prepare for the 4-1 Plano West Wolves, who Boyd defeated 55-28 last season.
Ladd added Friday’s game was great way to “get back on track” heading into district play.
Drake said the squad will use the bye week to get healthy and use the extra days to prepare for Plano West. Boyd will need to execute, he added, because when they do he said, “we have a chance to be pretty good.”
Kickoff for the Oct. 11 game against Plano West is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at John Clark Stadium.
Photos by Jennifer Santos