UNIVERSITY PARK — In an instant classic where every phenomenal play seemed to top the next one, the outcome of DeSoto and Southlake Carrolls Class 5A state quarterfinal matchup was decided on the final snap from the 1-yard line.
The Eagles stopped Carroll quarterback Kenny Hill inches short of the goal line for a third consecutive play as time expired to preserve a 49-45 victory over the defending state champs Saturday at SMUs Ford Stadium.
DeSoto (14-0) advances to the Class 5A Division I state semifinal, its deepest playoff run in school history, where they will play Allen (13-1) 6 p.m. Saturday back at SMU.
Quarterback Desmon White threw for 376 yards and four touchdowns and rushed for another 139 yards and a score to lead the Eagles. DeSoto running back Dontre Wilson shook off a high-ankle sprain to gain 190 total yards and score once each on the ground and in the air.
Southlake Carroll (12-2) quarterback Kenny Hill finished with 339 yards passing and a touchdown and added 99 yards and five scores rushing.
Jarret Johnson, 817-390-7760 Twitter: @JohnsonJarret
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