High School Football

Rhodes throws all over Carrollton Newman Smith in big win for Grapevine

Grapevine celebrates a season-opening victory over Azle
Grapevine celebrates a season-opening victory over Azle

Grapevine quarterback Cade Rhodes threw for four touchdown passes, two caught by Alex Vergara, and running back Caleb Texada ran for over 100 yards, adding a score of his own, in a 56-7 defeat of Carrollton Newman Smith on Homecoming night in Bedford.

Game was over when: Grapevine scored on their first three possessions of the game in under six minutes of the first quarter.

Play of the game: The choice goes to Roshawn Prear’s 44-yard catch early in the third quarter from Rhodes on a dime dropped to him right in the end zone down the sidelines.

Offensive player of the game: Grapevine quarterback Cade Rhodes threw for four scores, including three in the first half, and totaled over 230 yards passing.

Defensive player of the game: The honor is shared by an entire Grapevine defensive front that allowed under 80 yards rushing by Carrollton Newman Smith.

Unsung hero of the game: The honor goes to Carrollton Newman Smith’s Mario Silva, who had close to 235 yards through the air on punts.

What’s next? Carrollton Newman Smith faces Birdville, 7:00 p.m. on Oct. 26. Grapevine travels to Colleyville Heritage, 7:00 p.m. on Oct 26.

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