Colleyville Heritage 31, Richland 21
There was no denying Kam Brown a chance at a touchdown Friday night and there was no denying state 5A No. 10 Colleyville Heritage its first outright district title in school history. Brown’s 10 catches for 100 yards and two touchdowns led the Panthers past Richland in the regular season finale at Mustang-Panther Stadium.
Next up for 8-5A champion Colleyville Heritage is a 5A Division I bi-district playoff matchup against Fort Worth Arlington Heights at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at Birdville Fine Arts/Athletic Complex. Richland, the second seed in 5A Division II, will take on Fort Worth Southwest at 7 p.m. Nov. 16 at Chisholm Trail Ranger Stadium in Saginaw. Colleyville Heritage went up 7-0 midway through the first quarter on a 20-yard pass from Jagger LaRoe to Brown. On the play, Brown pulled the ball away from a Richland defender. Brown added a two-yard touchdown reception with 3:34 remaining in the second quarter. Brown’s big night helped the Panthers build a 31-0 lead early in the second half before Richland rallied for 21 unanswered points. Richland quarterback Drew Trent led the comeback bid with a 74-yard touchdown pass and a one-yard touchdown run.
Key players: LaRoe passed for 271 yards, 187 in the first half. One of his primary targets was Ke’Von Ahmad, who snagged 11 passes for 135 yards and a touchdown. Shamar Johnson of Richland got the Rebels on the board in the final minute of the third with a 79-yard touchdown.
Key stat: On defense, Ahmad and Brown teamed up to intercept four Richland passes, three of those by Ahmad.
Records: Richland 8-2, 5-2 8-5A, Colleyville Heritage, 9-1, 7-0