DFW Football: Saturday Regional Final Recap Notebook
And just like that we're down to the final two weekends of the Texas high school football season. The 6A tripleheader at Globe Life Park had a lot of big names coming in but only one really delivered - and not the one everyone expected - and then an OT thriller out at McKinney sets up all the State Semifinals.
Let's run through them, shall we.
Cedar Hill Escapes with OT Win Over Heath
Photo courtesy @sykotyk
Cedar Hill 27, Rockwall-Heath 24
If everything could go wrong for Cedar Hill on offense, it pretty much did. Despite coughing up the ball twice and missing an opening-drive FG attempt, it was able to pull out a gritty, hard-fought game over Rockwall-Heath to advance to the state semifinals.
Cedar Hill's defense did well to limit one of the most potent offenses in the area to half of its normal scoring average, which was missing its stud running back Zach Evans.
Cedar Hill had three opportunities in the fourth quarter with the game tied at 21 to end it in regulation. The first two times, Kaidon Salter put the ball right onto the receivers who could not hang on for the game-winning touchdown. The third attempt was batted down to force overtime.
Rockwall-Heath had to settle for the FG on its first overtime possession. Then on Cedar Hill's lone OT drive, this happened:
It was the only lead Cedar Hill had in the game that was back and forth throughout the entire contest. With the win, Cedar Hill is in the semifinals and will play Denton Guyer in at 1 p.m. Saturday at McKinney ISD Stadium.
Denton Guyer won in 3 overtimes in a 5-6A rematch with Prosper, once again on the legs of Eli Stowers.