Duncanville Falls 41-18 to Hwy 67 Rival Cedar Hill

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Duncanville capitalized on Cedar Hill Longhorn mistakes, to take a 12-0 lead with 5:57 left in the first half before Cedar Hill began marching back to capture the 41-18 victory.

The Duncanville defense came up big in the first quarter as Cedar Hill was driving on their first possession. The Longhorns were given great field position, after a 16-yard punt, at the

Duncanville 48-yard line. Eight plays later Cedar Hill faced second and ten from the Duncanville 20, when the Panthers intercepted Longhorn’s QB Avery Davis’ pass and gave the Panthers the ball at their own 18-yard line.

The Panthers took 19-plays and drove the ball to the Longhorn 13-yard line, but facing fourth and ten Duncanville settled for a Jose Delgado 30-yard field goal to take a 3-0 lead with 11:38 left in the second quarter.

Cedar Hill started their next drive at their own 25-yard mark, but on third and twelve the ball was fumbled out of the end zone, resulting in a safety and a 5-0 lead for Duncanville.

The resulting free kick gave Duncanville the ball on their own 42-yard line and the Panthers needed one play, a 58-yard rush for Alfredo Porter, with the Jose Delgado PAT the Panthers held on to a 12-0 lead with 10:31 left in the half.

Cedar Hill responded on their next drive, taking eleven plays to go 75 yards ending in an Avery Davis to Charleston Rambo 19-yard touchdown pass. The Maverick Montel PAT was good and the Longhorns closed the gap to 12-7.

Duncanville fumbled the ball on their very next play from scrimmage, setting up the Longhorns on the Duncanville 48-yard line. Five plays later took the lead for good on a Davis to Camron Buckley 3-yard pass. The two-point conversion attempt was no good and Cedar Hill held a 13-12 lead.

Cedar Hill scored again with only :59 seconds remaining in the half on a one-play drive when Davis hit Kaegun Williams for a 37-yard touchdown strike. The Montel PAT was good and the Longhorns led 20-12.

Duncanville would score again with 1:23 remaining in the third quarter when Mike Myers connected with Jakari Brooks for a 83-yard touchdown pass. The Delgado PAT was good, but by that time Cedar Hill had scored again and held a 27-18 lead.

Cedar Hill would go on to turn Panther misfortunes into points, scoring two touchdowns in just over two and half minutes to give Cedar Hill the final 41-18 win.

Offensively, Duncanville gained 275 total yards, 168 yards rushing and 107 yards passing. Cedar Hill was good for 378 total offensive yards, with 129 rushing yards and 249 passing yards.

Mike Myers went only 2-12 passing with one touchdown for Duncanville and Avery Davis was 16-23 with three touchdowns and two interceptions.

Davis also led Cedar Hill rushers with 71 yards rushing and one touchdown. For Duncanville, Alfredo Porter had 12 rushing attempts for 70 yards and one touchdown. Josh Stewart led Longhorn receivers with four catches for 71 yards. Jakari Brooks (83 yards) and Nate Mederios (24 yards) had the only two catches for Duncanville, with Brooks good for the one touchdown catch.

In other 8-6A action, on Thursday DeSoto fell to 2-4 on the season with a 35-21 loss to Mansfield. Mansfield now moves to 5-2 and sits in third place for the district, behind 6-0 Cedar Hill and 6-1 South Grand Prairie. South Grand Prairie played cross-town Rival Grand Prairie and took the 38-6 win in the only other 8-6A action this week as Midlothian had the bye week. Midlothian sits at 2-4, just ahead of the Duncanville and Grand Prairie at 2-5.

Duncanville will host the Midlothian Panthers this Friday at Panther Stadium on the Duncanville High School Campus. Duncanville’s final two games will be an away game with Grand Prairie High and the final game will be a home game against the DeSoto Eagles.