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Southlake Carroll vs. DeSoto; Who’s winning this area round matchup?

Southlake running back TJ McDaniel (4) attempts to avoid the tackle of Coppell linebacker Walker Polk (44) during the second half of a high school Bi-district football playoff game at Dragon Stadium in Southlake, Texas, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. Southlake Carroll defeated Coppell 54-10. (Star-Telegram Bob Booth)
Southlake running back TJ McDaniel (4) attempts to avoid the tackle of Coppell linebacker Walker Polk (44) during the second half of a high school Bi-district football playoff game at Dragon Stadium in Southlake, Texas, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. Southlake Carroll defeated Coppell 54-10. (Star-Telegram Bob Booth) Bob Booth

In a rematch of last season’s area round, No. 6 Southlake Carroll (11-0) will face DeSoto (9-2) again in the second round when the two teams meet at Newsom Stadium, 2 p.m. Saturday in the 6A Division I bracket.

The Dragons won last season 33-15.

THE MATCHUP

First round: Dragons d. Coppell 54-10; Eagles d. Skyline 55-53

First round: Carroll scored three times in the first quarter as the Cowboys gave up 50 for the first time since 2014; DeSoto scored 35 points in the second quarter and then hung on against a late Skyline rally.

SLC | DeSoto

475 Points For 400

191 Points Allowed 275

199 Passing Yards 226

253 Rushing Yards 211

452 Total Yards 437

64 Total TDs 57

15 Forced Turnovers 21

815 Total Tackles 824

36 Total Sacks 26

6 Total INTs 13

THE PLAYERS

Quarterbacks: Will Bowers (SLC)- 1,941 passing, 16 TDs; Shundarion Ward (DS)- 2,435 passing, 25 TDs

Running backs: TJ McDaniel (SLC)- 1,755 rushing, 30 TDs; Tyson Alexander (DS)- 674 rushing, 7 TDs

Wide receivers: Glenn Mitchell (SLC)- 432 receiving, 7 TDs; La’Vontae Shenault (DS)- 837 receiving, 5 TDs

Defense: Graham Faloona (SLC)- 89 tackles; Preston Forney (SLC)- 85 tackles, 10 for loss; Devere Levelston (DS)- 75 tackles, 14 for loss

Defense: Colton Hunter (SLC)- 6 sacks; Devere Levelston (DS)- 9 sacks

Defense: Brandon Howell (SLC)- 2 INTs; Jabbar Muhammad (DS)- 5 INTs

Kicking: Joe McFadden (SLC)- 44/46 PATs, 5-8 FGs; Gerrit Blodgett (DS)- 47/52 PATs, 6-8 FGs

Who's winning the area round
Southlake Carroll
DeSoto
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