By Mike Bruu, TSB Sports Writer
It was a successful night for the McKinney High Lions and McKinney Boyd Broncos on Friday.
MHS Improves to 3-0
McKinney dominated Irving Nimitz 42-7 on the road to improve to 3-0 on the season. The Lions led at the half 21-7 but were able to put a 21 point third quarter together, led by two Red Shannon touchdowns.
Quarterback Robert Somborn had another outstanding game under center, throwing for 294 yards and five touchdowns. Shannon led the team with 116 rushing yards and an 18-yard touchdown, as well as another 50 receiving yards that included a 10-yard touchdown grab. Receiver T.V. Williams caught a game-high nine passes for 139 and three touchdowns, increasing his season total to seven. Receiver Connor Fuentes also caught a 43-yard touchdown.
In total, the Lions had over 500 yards of offense while holding Irving Nimitz (1-2) to just 195 total yards. In fact, the Vikings were only able to muster 10 first downs in the game, but were forced to punt nine times. Quarterback Jimmy Clark had just 56 yards and threw an interception, while running back Kenneth Carpenter had a game-high 119 rushing yards and had the lone Viking touchdown.
MHS will look to move to 4-0 when the Lions travel to North Garland next Friday night. North Garland is 1-2 on the season after defeating Hillcrest 26-6 this week. In week zero, Irving Nimitz defeated North Garland 44-14. Kick off is set for 7:30 p.m.
Broncos Find the Win Column
Despite being outgained 431-287 in total yards, the McKinney Boyd Broncos defeated Garland 31-21 to earn their first victory of the season and improve to 1-2.
Running back Bryan Driskell was back to being Bryan Driskell, as the all-state back returned the opening kickoff 96 yards for a score to put the Broncos up 7-0. After recovering a fumble on the ensuing kickoff, kicker Jared Symmank kicked a 42-yard field goal to put them up 10-0 before people even had the chance to sit down.
Driskell finished the game with 221 rushing yards on 28 carries and one touchdown. Through the air, quarterback Curtis Ladd was kept quiet with just 54 yards on 6-of-16 passing, but did have a 25-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter to his brother Patrick Ladd. Patrick finished with a team-high 43 receiving yards. Curtis also had a one-yard rushing touchdown.
While the game was in question for most of the fourth quarter, with a 24-21 lead and facing a fourth down and one from their own 49-yard line, head coach Don Drake chose to go for it and see what his offense could do. The decision paid off as Driskell ran for 51 yards and a score to seal the ball game and the win for the Broncos versus their former district rival. Garland fell to 0-3 on the season.
McKinney Boyd will return home to face Rockwall next Friday night at Ron Poe Stadium. Rockwall is 1-2 after falling to Coppell 40-3 at home. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.
Game of the Week
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Standing Update Through Week Two:
District 10-5A Overall Records
1. Allen 3-0
2. MHS 3-0
3. Plano East 3-0
4. Plano 2-0
5. Plano West 2-1
6. Boyd 1-2
District 13-4A Overall Records
1. Lovejoy 3-0
2. Sherman 2-1
3. Wylie East 2-1
4. Denison 0-3
5. Greenville 0-3
6. North 0-3
7. Royse City 0-3
8. Wylie 0-3