GRAPEVINE — Duncanville quarterback Jeremiah Drake proved to be too much for Colleyville Heritage on Friday. He threw for 435 yards and five touchdowns as Duncanville rolled away in the second half for a 70-42 win at Mustang-Panther Stadium.
Heritage running back Demarco Corbin rushed for four touchdowns and linebacker Jared Vallilee scored on a 45-yard fumble return, but the Panthers were out of the game midway through the third quarter.
Heritage not only couldn’t slow down Drake, but the Panthers also hurt themselves with turnovers. They had three fumbles lost, and Heritage starting quarterback Griffin Pickler had his sole interception returned 44 yards for a touchdown.
The Panthers did gain 490 yards, including 328 in the air, and piled up several big plays. Pickler finished 12 of 28 for 219 yards.
Heritage junior wide receiver Jackson Zeledon was a bright spot for the Panthers in the fourth quarter as he caught three passes for 75 yards and a touchdown. Junior backup quarterback Clayton Oliver shined against Duncanville’s subs late in the game, completing all three of his passes for 82 yards, including a 12-yard touchdown to Zeledon.
The first half went back and forth, ending in a 28-28 tie. Corbin scored three of his touchdowns before halftime, while Vallilee’s fumble return gave Colleyville Heritage a 14-8 lead early in the second quarter. Corbin’s 10-yard touchdown with 3:38 in the second quarter put the Panthers up 28-22.
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