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Rockwall nearly beats undefeated Highland Park Friday night, losing 49-39

Rockwall quarterback Adam Dingwell completed 25 of 42 passes to six different receivers for 454 yards and four touchdowns as the Yellow jackets nearly pulled off a huge upset while losing to undefeated Highland Park Friday night, 49-39, at the Highlander Stadium.

Highland Park scored a touchdown on it’s first six possessions and then hung on in the second half to win, behind quarterback Luke Woodley, who completed a career high 26 of 38 passes for 416 yards and five touchdowns. He also rushed for two TDS of 1 and 2 yards.

The Scots defense stopped Rockwall’s (3-6, 2-4) first drive, and then the teams traded touchdowns on the next seven drives combined.

Both teams combined for 1,089 total yards and three receivers had more than 100 yards. Rockwall’s Jarron White caught seven passes for 177 yards, Will Beasley caught eight for 112 yards and Scot Morgan Stringer caught five for 171 yards.

Rockwall did have its chances to win. The Jackets had two drives end inside the Highland Park 10-yard line.

Highland Park’s defense stopped Rockwall on fourth down at it’s own two-yard line midway through the third quarter.  Matt Bonano intercepted a pass in the Highland Park end zone two possessions later.

Dingwell also barely missed connecting on a deep throw into the end zone on the final play of the first half.

The win sets up Highland Park (9-0, 6-0) for next Thursdays clash at Rockwall Heath (9-0, 6-0) that will determine the District 10-4A title.

For more sports scores, stories, photos and more, visit the Sports page at www.rockwallrocks.com

Rockwall finds winning touch, runs over Carrollton R.L. Turner, 42-7

After losing three games in a row, Rockwall regained the winning touch last night and ran over Carrollton’s R.L. Turner, 42-7, at Rockwall’s Wilkerson-Sanders Stadium.

Yellow Jackets running backs Jarron White and Anthony Strange each scored twice as Rockwall (2-4, 1-3) rolled up 325 yards rushing on 50 carries. White gained 89 yards on 11 carries, and Strange 24 yards on 5 carries.

Rockwall only passed five times. Quarterback Adam Dingwell completed four for 109 yards.

Tight end Aaron Arterburn took a direct snap and ran 44 yards for a TD on Rockwall’s opening drive.

White then caught a short slant pass from quarterback Adam Dingwell and ran 55 yards for a touchdown. He gained 65 of his 89 rushing yards in the first half and his 13-yard touchdown run gave Rockwall a 28-7 lead with 4:40 left in the second quarter. He left the game early in the third quarter with an apparent ankle injury.

Strange scored on two and six yard TD runs, in the first and third quarters.

Running backs Del Myles added 68 yards on 14 carries and Josh Broach ran 11 times for 60 yards.

Grant Gunderson connected on six of six extra point tries.

R.L. Turner’s (1-5, 0-3) lone score came three plays after sophomore defensive back Paul Mata recovered a Rockwall fumble. Quarterback Mikal Patterson found receiver Charles Moore all alone down the left sideline for a 43-yard touchdown.

Patterson finished with 115 yards on 10-of-16 passing. Turner only managed 90 yards rushing.

For more Rockwall County sports scores, photos, schedules and stories, visit our Sports page at www.rockwallrocks.com/Sports.html.

Rockwall-Heath explodes in second half to beat cross-town rival Rockwall, 38-21

Kendial Lawrence rushed for 291 yards and scored five touchdowns as Rockwall-Heath exploded in the seond half to beat cross-town rival Rockwall, 38-21, in their very first meeting Friday night at a packed Wilkerson-Sanders Stadium in Rockwall.

With the score tied 14-14 at the half, Rockwall-Heath (5-0, 2-0) quickly scored 17 points on its first three possessions of the third quarter on two long runs by Lawrence of 42 and 62 yards, followed by a 26-yard Brad Howes field goal. 

Lawrence’s two long touchdown runs on back-to-back drives pushed Rockwall-Heath to a quick 28-14 lead. The drives combined took 83 seconds.

Lawrence, who has rushed for over 100 yards in all five Rockwall-Heath games this season, also scored on TD runs of 2 and 4 yards, plus a 17-yard catch for the Hawks first score.

Rockwall (1-4, 0-2) cut the lead to 28-21 on a 17-yard touchdown pass from Adam Dingwell to Will Beasley, but could not score again against the Hawks defense. Beasley had five catches for 108 yards for Rockwall.

Dingwell completed 15 of 21 passes for 228 yards and two TDS for the Yellow Jackets, with one interception. He also scored on a 2-yard run.  

Aaron Arterburn caught Dingwell’s first TD pass in the second quarter on a 45-yard pass play. 

The Hawks Drew Hollingshead completed 13 of 22 passes for 179 yards for one TD.

Everett Gilbert caught 8 of his passes for 97 yards.

Royse City rallies to beat Rockwall at its Homecoming game, 32-20

Royse City exploded with three touchdowns and 22 points in the final quarter and rallied to beat Rockwall at its Homecoming game, 32-20, in district 10-4A action Friday night at Wilkerson-Sanders Stadium.

Quarterback Richard Morrison, who rushed for 157 yards on the night, threw for two touchdowns in the final quarter as the Bulldogs overcame Rockwall’s 14-10 third-quarter lead.

Morrison completed a 39-yard TD pass to J.T. Thompson and another to Justin Jacobs for 19-yards, as Royse City (3-1, 1-0) pulled away.

Rockwall (1-3, 0-1) fought back, when Adam Dingwell and Jarron White connected on their second touchdown pass of the night with 2:50 to play.

But Royse City’s Ryan Fedric, who had 108 yards rushing in the game, scored his second touchdown of the night with a 27-yard run in the final minute to ice the victory.

Royse City rallies past Mt. Pleasant, 42-38, Friday night

Scotty Arterberry’s 30-yard touchdown run with 1:24 to play capped a furious fourth-quarter comeback as Royse City rallied past Mount Pleasant, 42-38, Friday night at RCISD Stadium.

Playing without star quarterback Richard Morrison, the Bulldogs (2-1) led 21-3 at halftime, but had to rally in the fourth quarter after allowing Mt. Pleasant (2-2) to score 21 points during the third quarter to take the lead 24-21.

Arterberry rushed for three touchdowns, ran 30 times for 129 yards and completed 7 of 15 passes for 106 yards.

In a losing effort, Mt. Pleasant quarterback Terrell Howard rushed for four TDs, ran 25 times for 187 yards, plus completed 15 or 24 passes for 108 yards.

Royse City falls Friday night to Frisco Wakeland, 31-24

In a rematch of a 2007 Class 3A bi-district playoff game, Frisco Wakeland’s defense forced three turnovers in the second half and intercepted Royse City quarterback Richard Morrison four times to hold off the Bulldogs, 31-24, Friday at Frisco’s Memorial Stadium.

Wakeland (2-0) quarterback Will Secord threw for 251 yards and three touchdowns, finding favorite target Jamie Harris nine times for a game-high 128 yards and two scores.

Royse City (1-1) battled back from 14 points down in the second half with a chance to tie on a Hail Mary pass with no time remaining on the clock. Morrison racked up 353 yards and two touchdowns through the air and also ran for a game-best 79 yards, including a 65-yard touchdown in the first quarter.

The Bulldog’s Kris Smith scored on a 9-yard pass and Ryan Fedric scored on a 27-yard pass from Morrison. He was also intercepted in the first half by Wakeland’s Ryan Collins, who returned it 28 yards for a TD, in what turned out to be the difference.

Royse City is now 1-1 on the season.