DeSoto's Second Half Surge Too Much
Nov 19, 2016 01:39PM ● Published by Mike
Fall football finally set in. The weather was cold at Plano’s Tom Kimbrough stadium but the Dragons started off hot on Friday night. Three early field goals and a successful onside kick from First Financial Bank Player of the Week KoleRamage (21,38 and 47 yards) and an Audricke Gaines 11-yard TD run had the Dragons ahead 16-7 half way through the second quarter.
And then DeSoto’s Shawn Robinson took over.
The senior TCU commit started to freelance in the backfield using his speed to maneuver through the Dragon’s front line and eventually open up some passing lanes. A late first half drive ended with a 34-yard touchdown strike from Robinson to KD Nixon giving the Eagles a 29-23 halftime lead.
DeSoto never looked back scoring 27 unanswered points leading to a 48-30 final tally that put an end to the Dragon’s hopes for a ninth State Championship.
Robinson finished the game with an impressive 208 yards rushing and three touchdowns on the ground.
Mason Holmes may have only completed six of 20 passes in the game but he made them count for 160 yards and two touchdowns both to slot receiver Jackson Davis. Audricke Gaines continued his 100 yard game streak amassing 105 yards and one touchdown on 21 carries.
2016 Offensive Leaders
M. Holmes: 152/257, 2,371 yards, 16 TDs
A. Gaines: 246 rush, 1,524 yards, 21 TDs
J. Johansson: 70 rush, 436 yards, 8 TDs
T. Sledge: 71 rush, 502 yards, 4 TDs
J. Davis 33 rec, 584 yards, 7 TDs
C. Keyes 30 rec, 575 yards, 3 TDs
R. Barnes 26 rec, 428 yards, 4 TDs
J. Johansson 20 rec, 204 yards, 2 TDs
K. Ramage 12 FGs, 56 PATs