Grapevine 55, Fort Worth YMLA 14
Roshawn Prear rushed for four touchdowns and Alan Bowman passed for four more as the Mustangs rolled past the Wildcats in a Class 5A bi-district game at Pennington Field. Fort Worth Young Men’s Leadership Academy qualified for the UIL playoffs in just their second year as a school.
Key players: Prear carried the ball 18 times for 102 yards, scoring in three quarters. Bowman completed 21 of 35 passes for 304 yards, with TDs of 29 yards to Jack Ertz, 70 and 12 yards to David Clayton and 66 yards to Jordan Brooks-Wess. QB Draylon Roberson was the only bright spot for the Wildcats, rushing for57x yards and passing for 125 more. He scored YMLA’s only TDs, including a 57-yarder, and even caught a pass on a fake field-goal attempt.
Key stats: Grapevine built a 21-6 halftime lead, dominating the game at times. The stats, however, were close as the Mustangs had just one more first down (12-11) and actually had one yard less gained (223-224). The difference was in third-down conversions, where YMLA struggled with just three in nine tries.
Records: Grapevine 9-2, YMLA 4-7.