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TSB’s Top Sports Stories of 2012: Driskell, Boyd Roll Over MHS to Seal Football Playoff Spot (No. 3)

By Mike Bruu, TSB Sports Editor

There was only one game this football season between MISD schools, with McKinney High and McKinney Boyd doing battle in a District 10-5A matchup in the final week of the season. 

MHS was 5-4 on the season and would be in a prime position to wrap up a playoff berth with a victory, while Boyd was in the postseason with a win without any help from the other district teams. The anticipation was intense, with both fan bases taking to social media to create enormous buzz leading up to the Nov. 10 game.

However, Driskell and the Boyd offense proved too much for the Lions, as the “Red Nation” defeated “Lion Nation” 56-21 to wrap up a playoff spot and eliminate the Lions from postseason contention.

While Boyd’s playoff berth was the big news of the night, Driskell’s record-setting night stole the headlines as the senior running back ran for 333 yards on 35 carries, including a school record seven touchdowns. He fell just nine yards short of breaking the all-time school record for most rushing yards in a game, a record set by Daryn Alves in 2007.

Also on the night, Driskell surpassed 5,000 rushing yards in his career and recorded his 60th career rushing touchdown.

Click here for TSB’s game recap of the crosstown showdown game. 

Town Square Buzz is looking back at the most newsworthy sports events of 2012 with our top-10 countdown that runs from Dec. 22-31. The complete list, with links included, will be included at the bottom of every story in case you miss one and would like to go back to it.

TSB’s Top News Stories of 2012

10. Milam Resigns as McKinney Boyd Baseball Coach

9. The Courts Tennis Center Receives National Award

8. Strikes Against Cancer Baseball Tournament Brings Over 200 Teams to McKinney

7. Jordan Hart, North Tennis Finds State Championship Success

6. Boyd Softball Wins First District Championship

5. MHS Boys Basketball Plays Playoff Game at American Airlines Center

4. Boyd Football and Volleyball Seasons End on Same Night

3. Driskell, Boyd Roll Over MHS in Season Finale to Seal Football Playoff Spot

2. Coming Sunday, Dec. 30

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