Quarterback Shedeur Sanders led Cedar Hill (3-0) over All Saints, 44-20, with pair of touchdown throws and 253 yards passing Friday night in penalty-marred contest. Besides Sanders, five other players scored touchdowns for Trinity.
The Saints fell to 1-2.
Sanders, a sophomore, is the son of former Dallas Cowboys star Deion Sanders who is the team’s offensive coordinator.
The two teams combined for 30 penalties for 267 yards.
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Game was over when: After Ja’Marvin Hartfield fumbled near the goalline into the end zone, alert teammate Marquette Seaton pounced on it for a touchdown. Coming late in the third quarter, it gave the Tigers a 32-14 lead.
Play of the game: Down 24-14, All Saints had first-and-goal at the Trinity 1-yard line late in the first half. Four plays later, the Saints were backed up to the 7. This was after quarterback Clark Hillman was dropped for a yard loss on a draw play, two pass incompletions, and a five-yard preceedure penalty. Then Edward Bautista’s 23-yard field goal attempt hit the upright.
Moments later, All Saints had another opportunity after recovering a fumble at the Trinity 36 and eventually moving the ball to the 8-yard line. But a personal foul pushed the ball back to the 24-yard line and the Saints again failed to score.
Offensive player of the game: Both quarterbacks had a long string of straight completions to open the game. Sanders completed his first six for 106 yards and a touchdown. Though in a losing cause, All Saints’ Hillman completed his first 11 passes, two of which went for touchdowns. None, however, were for more than nine yards as he threw a lot in the flats, short screens, and to receivers coming out of the backfield. Hillman accounted for all three of his team’s touchdowns with passes.
Defensive player of the game: The last passes thrown by both quarterbacks went for interceptions and both were in the end zone with the respective offensive teams near the end zone threatening to score. The first one by Trinity was by the Tigers’ Dwight McGlothern. The second by All Saints was by the Saints’ Wil Shipman.
Unsung hero of the game: A key block by big left tackle Elijah Bowser on Trinity’s second possession opened up a hole for the Tigers’ first touchdown, a 45-yard scamper by Qualan Jones.
What’s next?: All Saints has bye next week. Its next game is Friday, Sept. 28, at Dallas Bishop Dunne at 7 p.m. Cedar Hill Trinity will travel to Melissa next Friday, 7:30 p.m.