High School Football

An upset and two games even more shocking lead a night of surprises

Mansfield Lake Ridge Eagles defensive back David Wilson (9) reacts to scoring a touchdown after intercepting Lancaster.
Mansfield Lake Ridge Eagles defensive back David Wilson (9) reacts to scoring a touchdown after intercepting Lancaster. Special to the Star-Telegram

Wide receiver Malik Knowles and quarterback Jason Bean led a 4-20 comeback for Mansfield Lake Ridge against No. 11 Lancaster. The Eagles trailed the Tigers by as much as two touchdowns.

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You might even call it an upset, except that the Eagles are no slouches with a No. 14 ranking in the MaxPreps state ratings list. Still, the Eagles had only beaten Lancaster one time before Friday, back in 2015. Lake Ridge improves to 2-4 against Lancaster.

David Wilson’s nifty shoe-top interception for a touchdown gives Eagles fans even more reasons to cheer.

▪  Fort Worth North Side is 3-0 for the first time in decades. Opponent Diamond Hill Jarvis hasn’t won since in what seems like decades. The Eagles last victory was Sept. 18, 2010 against Dallas Jefferson.

▪  Keller Timber Creek is off to its first 4-0 start since the school started varsity play in 2010.

Wide receiver Erik Ezukanma had a big kickoff return for a score (something he’s known for) and hauled in two touchdown catches to help the Falcons beat Denton and start 4-0.

The defense gets a lot of credit. Hunter Meachum said at the beginning of the season his unit would be much improved, and it showed tonight. Denton suffered through 11 straight scoreless drives.

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▪  Lubbock Cooper’s fumble in victory formation almost handed Weatherford what would have been a much-appreciated first win of the season.

Sadly for the Roos, a last-minute, 51-yard field goal attempt was no good.

▪  Kennedale running back D.J. Kirven practically could have called it a night after his first half-dozen touches.

A first-team all-district selection last year as a sophomore, Kirven needed just six carries to rack up 102 yards and two touchdowns against Wichita Falls Rider on Friday.

His final stat line was far more monstrous.

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