Jesuit Rolls Into Skyline Showdown

Jesuit's Matt Miller catches a pass as Sunset's Deron Warren defends on Friday. The Rangers won 47-7. (Photo: Don Johnson)
Jesuit’s Matt Miller catches a pass as Sunset’s Deron Warren defends. The Rangers won 47-7. (Photo: Don Johnson)

Jesuit turned its District 9-6A opener into a glorified scrimmage on Friday, crushing Sunset 47-7 at Postell Stadium.

The high-powered Jesuit offense rolled up a 37-0 lead early in the second quarter before the starters headed to the bench as the Rangers (3-1, 1-0) earned their fifth straight lopsided victory against the overmatched Bison (1-3, 0-1).

Bo Schneider was efficient during his brief appearance, completing 10 of 12 passes, three of which went for touchdowns. Matt Helm caught two scoring passes — one each from Schneider and Charlie Eikenberg — to lead a balanced offensive output for Jesuit.

Eikenberg and Tommy Secules each found the end zone with receptions, while Matt Slovak and Adam Holtz added rushing scores. The Rangers have scored at least 42 points in all four games this season.

Meanwhile, the Jesuit defense turned in by far its best performance of the season, limiting Sunset to just 91 yards of total offense, 73 of which came on a fourth-quarter touchdown pass.

For the Rangers, the game was most useful as a tuneup for next week’s showdown against unbeaten Skyline that should have a major impact on the district title race.

In other area games this week:

Hillcrest 56, North Dallas 6

Arico Evans threw four touchdown passes and ran for two more scores as the Panthers (4-0, 1-0) stayed unbeaten by cruising past the Bulldogs (1-3, 0-1) in their District 11-5A opener. Spencer Torres caught three long scoring passes, while Hillcrest averaged more than 14 yards per carry as a team.

ESD 48, Houston Christian 18

Thomas Fitts passed for 459 yards and four touchdowns as the Eagles (5-0, 1-0) put on another offensive show in their SPC divisional opener. Jack Johnson added three rushing touchdowns for ESD, while Blake Morrison caught two scoring passes. Winston Guillory had 10 receptions for 112 yards.

Greenhill 36, Arlington Oakridge 28

Ryan Bradberry rushed for 186 yards and three touchdowns, and also caught a scoring pass, as the Hornets (2-3, 1-2) bounced back after consecutive lopsided losses. The Owls (3-2, 1-2) took an early 21-7 lead but committed four turnovers, allowing Bradberry to get the Greenhill offense on track.

Plano Prestonwood 56, Trinity Christian 13

The shorthanded Trojans (2-2, 0-1) were overwhelmed by the Lions (3-1, 1-0) in their TAPPS district opener, thanks to a balanced Prestonwood attack that racked up six touchdowns in the first half and finished with 556 yards. Nahshon Ellerbe an Parker Oliver each scored rushing touchdowns for TCA.

Parish Episcopal 42, Flower Mound Coram Deo 7

Three touchdown passes by Tom Stewart helped the Panthers (3-1, 1-0) coast to a 35-0 lead in the second quarter in their TAPPS district opener against the Lions (3-2, 0-1). William LeMasters caught two scoring tosses, while Dominic Williams added 150 rushing yards and two touchdowns for Parish.

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