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Round Two Dallas Area High School Football Playoff Recap

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Here are results and recaps of some of the marquee games featuring Dallas area teams from round two of the UIL high school football playoffs.

6A Division I:

No.25 Lewisville 10, No.15 Arlington Martin 0

Even though Arlington Martin (10-2) outgained Lewisville 237 to 130, Lewisville’s defense held firm to come away with the shutout victory over a team that averaged 45 points per game, eliminating Martin in the second round for the second consecutive year.

Martin missed three crucial field goal attempts, while Lewisville was able to convert on its scoring chances.

Lewisville (11-1) quarterback Ethan Terrell threw for 59 yards on four completions while adding 41 yards and a score on the ground.

Lewisville faces Keller (10-2) in round three.

Waxahachie 31, No.18 Rockwall 25 

Waxahachie had a 13-point lead with less than three minutes remaining but had to thwart a last-ditch drive by Rockwall in the final minute and survived a last-second Hail Mary attempt to escape with a win Friday night at Globe Life Field.

Waxahachie (10-2) reaches the third round of the playoffs for the first time since 2017 while ending Rockwall’s eight-game winning streak. Waxahachie has its first double-digit win season since going 13-1 in 2009.

Meanwhile, Rockwall (10-2) has lost in the second round of the playoffs in seven of the last 10 years.

Waxahachie faces another tough test in round three, where they will face No.7 Spring Westfield (11-1)

6A Division II:

No.6 Denton Guyer 63, No.16 Highland Park 42

In a highly anticipated battle of unbeaten teams, Denton Guyer (12-0) used a 28-0 second-half scoring run to break open what was a 28-28 halftime tie and turn back a Highland Park (11-1) upset attempt.

Guyer’s five-star quarterback and Oklahoma commit, Jackson Arnold, accounted for six touchdowns, including two during the 28-0 second-half run. Arnold completed 19-of-22 passes for 223 yards and two touchdowns — both to senior classmate Landon Sides — and rushed for 110 yards and four scores.

He connected with Sides on a 31-yard touchdown with 10:48 left in the third to start the run, giving Guyer a 35-28 lead. Guyer’s five-star Notre Dame safety commit, Peyton Bowen, added a 95-yard interception return for a touchdown as part of the run, making the score 49-28.

Guyer advances to face No.23 Trophy Club Byron Nelson (11-1) in round three.

5A Division I:

No.7 Frisco Reedy 30, No.4 Lancaster 27

Frisco Reedy’s (12-0) undefeated season continues after an overtime win over Lancaster. Reedy junior Jackson Runyan kicked a 46-yard field goal in overtime for the win.

Lancaster (9-3) led 21-7 at the half, but three second-half interceptions helped Reedy erase that lead.

Sophomore safety Cooper Clabo was responsible for two of those interceptions, one of which he returned for a 52-yard touchdown to set up the 2-point conversion that tied the score at 21 in the fourth quarter.

Lancaster answered that score quickly but missed its point-after attempt. Reedy followed with another score and also missed an extra point. It was 27 all as the clock ran out in regulation.

After Runyan’s kick in overtime, Reedy stopped Lancaster on a fourth-and-15 to end the game.

In the third round, Reedy will face fellow undefeated team, No.2 Mansfield Timberview (12-0).

No.1 Longview 38, Frisco Lone Star 17

Injuries to its first two quarterbacks in the opening two weeks and seven other starters in the first three weeks did not prevent Frisco Lone Star from winning seven consecutive games to make it to the second round of the playoffs.

Unfortunately, its persevering run ended in the second round with a loss to the No.1 5A team in the state, as Longview outscored Lone Star 24-7 in the decisive second half to take the win.

Longview (12-0) four-star running back Taylor Tatum carved up the Lone Star (9-3) defense for 222 yards and three touchdowns.

Lone Star (9-3) junior quarterback Bennett Fryman began the season as a safety before the injuries forced him under center. He threw for 164 yards and two touchdowns.

In the third round, Longview will face Port Arthur Memorial (11-1).

5A Division II:

No.8 South Oak Cliff 42, Lucas Lovejoy 37

The defending 5A Div. II state champion remains alive as South Oak Cliff’s offense exploded for the win over Lucas Lovejoy in a second-round game at Globe Life Field on Saturday.

South Oak Cliff (9-3) rushed for 414 yards and totaled 554 yards of offense as it built up a dominant 32-point lead after three quarters. Though, Lovejoy’s high-powered offense scored four touchdowns and recovered a pair of onside kicks in the game’s final five minutes to make it close, primarily against SOC’s reserves.

Relative to South Oak Cliff’s 12-7 win over Mansfield Summit in the first round, Saturday’s win was an offensive revival.

Defensively, though Lovejoy (8-4) still totaled 530 yards of offense, SOC held an offense that averaged 49 points per game to just 10 in the first half.

It is the second consecutive season Lovejoy has been eliminated by SOC, falling to them 41-20 in last year’s state quarterfinals.

South Oak Cliff will look to keep its repeat championship hopes alive when it faces No.6 Midlothian Heritage (11-1) in the third round.

To check every classification’s playoff bracket and see all the state playoff pairings, visit the UIL website.

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