CEDAR HILL — Desmon White and the DeSoto Eagles offense proved too potent for Cedar Hill on Friday night, handing the Longhorns a 47-20 loss to open District 7-5A play.
“[Cedar Hill] stayed back in coverage to try and contain me tonight,” White said. “Whatever they tried I just made the adjustments I needed to make.”
DeSoto (4-0, 1-0 in District 7-5A) is No. 3 in The Associated Press 5A state poll while Cedar Hill (2-2, 0-1) is No. 9, with its other loss to No. 1 Allen.
White used his quickness to rush for 122 yards and two scores, while also proving equally as effective with his arm, connecting on 14 of 16 passes, and accounting for 348 yards of offense on the night.
Thanks to a stifling Eagles defense, the Longhorns, who were averaging more than 35 points a game coming into the contest, took an early 7-6 lead in the second quarter.
But they didn’t score again until late in the fourth quarter, repeatedly handing the ball back to the White and the Eagles.
Running back Peter Lewis led Cedar Hill with 92 yards on five carries and two late touchdowns.
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