High School Football

DeSoto pulls away from Southlake Carroll in second half

Last time, DeSoto and Southlake Carroll met in the playoffs, the Eagles hung on to win a thriller over Carroll in the 2012 Class 5A state quarterfinals.

On Friday night, the schools renewed their playoff football history, but with a different ending.

DeSoto scored 27 straight points to defeat Carroll 48-30 in the Class 6A Division II area round at Kimbrough Stadium.

The Eagles (12-0), ranked No. 2 by The Associated Press in 6A, will face Abilene, a 55-0 winner over El Paso Americas, in the next round.

Carroll quarterback Mason Holmes found Jackson Davis for a 61-yard touchdown and a 23-21 lead with 2:15 left in the first half.

TCU commit Shawn Robinson, who transferred from Denton Guyer, threw a bullet to KD Nixon for a 34-yard touchdown pass and a 29-23 lead at halftime. Richie Washington Jr. and Jamonne Williams added touchdown runs from 4 and 2 yards to increase DeSoto’s lead to 41-23 to start the fourth quarter.

Robinson, who rushed for 208 yards, scored his third touchdown of the night from 17 yards out to give the Eagles a 48-23 lead with 10 minutes left.

The Eagles, who outgained the Dragons 174-16 in the third quarter, got 471 yards of total offense and four touchdowns from Robinson.

Carroll kicker Kole Ramage, who signed his national letter of intent to play baseball with Arkansas last week, hit field goals from 21, 38 and 47 yards. His first field goal gave the Dragons a 3-0 lead with 8:14 in the first quarter.

Robinson scored on a 2-yard touchdown run to give the Eagles a 7-6 lead four minutes later.

Audricke Gaines scored an 11-yard touchdown run and Ramage added two field goals to give the Dragons a 16-7 lead with 7:22 in the second quarter.

Robinson scored from 18 yards to get DeSoto within 16-13 with 5:45 left in the second quarter.

Gaines finished with 103 yards yards rushing and a touchdown for No. 8 Carroll (10-2).

Carroll’s Jackson Davis scored from 23 yards out with five seconds left.


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