Thursday Night Scoreboard
Thursday Night Lights:
No. 1 Euless Trinity 30 (10-0), L.D. Bell 20 (7-3)
Sophomore Tevin Williams rushed for 118 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-clincher with 2:58 left to play that capped a drive that took nine minutes, 21 seconds, reports The Dallas Morning-News. While rival L.D. Bell fought hard, the Trojans never led by fewer than 10 points after halftime and dominated the game and time of possession on the ground, rushing 44 times for 200 yards as a team. Trinity has now won 11 straight over Bell and will await the playoff seeding to see who next week's opponent will be.
No. 26 De La Salle 44 (8-1), San Ramon Valley 7 (6-3)
A week after getting a stern test from Monte Vista, the Spartans turned back another EBAL challenger in emphatic fashion, reports The Contra Costa Times. Arizona-bound RB Kylan Butler scored on first quarter runs of 20 and 75 yards as DLS started out strong and was never threatened in the game, piling up over 500 yards of total offense while limiting Boise State-bound QB Joe Southwick to just one TD pass. The win clinched the Spartans' first league title in 10 years, as De La Salle had been playing as an independent for the past decade before being realigned into the EBAL this fall.
No. 33 John T. Curtis 61 (9-1), Newman 14 (7-2)
The Patriots secured the District 10-2A title with a resounding win over the Manning brothers' alma mater, Newman. Bill Bumgarner of The New Orleans Times-Picayune has a full game recap. The Pats rushed for 354 yards and had six different players score, led by Marchez Patterson, who ran for three touchdowns. Curtis will start playoff action next week looking for a remarkable 23rd state title.
• Two backs in Western Massachusetts are set to go over 4,000 career rushing yards this weekend, reports Russ Held of The Republican. Longmeadow's Alex Scyocurka enters Friday's game with Agawam with 3,971 career yards, while Justin Reid of Putnam Vocational has 3,923 yards heading into a road game at Mount Greylock. We saw Scyocurka at this spring's Nike Camp at Penn State and are frankly surprised that he has yet to find a home with a FBS school. The 5-10, 205 pounder is fast and strong, and obviously durable when you look at his career resume at Longmeadow.
We'll have FAB 50 and regional top 20 scores all weekend long so be sure to bookmark the blog over the weekend as many states begin playoff action!