Here’s a kid who should be nominated for our player of the week. But on offense, or defense?
With under two minutes left against Weatherford, White Settlement Brewer’s Curtis Taylor caught the game-winning 13-yard touchdown pass. Just four plays later on defense, he came away with the game-saving interception to preserve a Bears’ 21-15 win.
More surprises and twists from Week 2 Friday night football action:
▪ Mansfield ousted Associated Press No. 10 Cedar Hill as Tigers receiver Jackson Gleeson, a Baylor commit, had 103 first-half yards and two touchdowns on just two catches.
But the Tigers also suffered a potentially big blow, as standout defender Cam’ron Jones was injured and carried off the field on a stretcher.
Cedar Hill, which won state in 2013 and 2014, hasn’t had an 0-2 start since 2004.
▪ The start of the Euless Trinity-Montgomery football game was delayed by the lack of, of all things, a chain crew, but once play began, the Trojans rebounded from their Week 1 blowout at the hands of Tulsa Union. Touchdowns were scored by Courage Keihn, Ja’Lon Wilson, Keanu Hill and Katerian Lewis.
Maybe the Trojans were inspired by their cheerleaders’ pre-game act of kindness.
▪ Aguilas Blancas, one of Mexico’s top teams, flew on a plane and spent 14 hours on a bus just to get shellacked by Aledo.
The Blancas Eagles only mustered one yard of offense in the first half. In the second half, deep into second-teamer time for the Bearcats, Blancas managed to get on the scoreboard. Aledo, on the other hand, had nearly 600 yards total offense.
▪ Arlington Martin and Southlake Carroll battled early but the Warriors pulled away late, shocking the Dragons. Warriors quarterback Juma Otoviano accounted for five touchdowns.
▪ The Colony handed Everman its worst loss in 19 years in a 47-7 blowout.
▪ Birdville moved to 0-2, losing each game by a single point.