INSTANT REACTION: Rockwall Shakes Off Slow Start, Downs Prosper
FRISCO - Another banner night for JSN. If you aren't familiar with those initials, you should probably get acquainted real quick because he's going to be a force come Saturdays next year at Ohio State.
Jaxon Smith-Njigba had a huge night for Rockwall in a 59-42 win over Prosper to advance to the 6A Division I State Semifinals, despite the terrible start.
By the 7:40 mark of the first quarter, Rockwall was already in a 14-0 hole. Prosper took the opening drive and scored in nine plays. On Rockwall's next possession: pick-six. Rockwall sophomore Braedyn Locke settled in and went to his go-to man, Smith-Njigba to get Rockwall on the board.
A punt and a JSN TD run tied the game. Another Prosper punt and a 53-yard JSN touchdown and the lead was gone by the midpoint of the second quarter.
All said an told, JSN simply dominated when his team needed it to the tune of 11 catches for 218 yards and 4 receiving scores; add in two rushing scores on the night, too.
Prosper hung tough with Rockwall in some stretches, but the scoring prowess of Rockwall was just too much to overcome, and Rockwall advances to meet Duncanville (14-0) next week in the state semifinals - time, date and location still to be determined.