Highland Park rolled up 544 yards of total offense in their 56-14 win over McKinney North Friday. Of that 256 yards came on the ground and 288 yards through the air. This was the first time the Scots scored over 50 points this season.
Three Scots got into the endzone for the first time this season. Jack Heis scored on a 14 yard catch from Brayden Schager in the first quarter. Luke Herring was on the receiving end of a Schager 25-yard touchdown throw and Jack Jackson rushed for a one-yard score in the fourth quarter.
For the first time this season, HP blocked an opponent punt. Adam Rourke blocked a Bulldog punt in the first quarter and the offense turned that into points. Christopher Zogg recovered the Scots onside kick which led to HP's second touchdown. Samuel Morse covered McKinney North's onside kick to open the game and HP went down and scored.
Anthony Ghobriel had a game-high 96yards on 8 carries and 2 touchdowns (ave 12 yards per carry). Christian Reeves 12 carries for 92 yards. Jason Tananbaum saw his first varsity action and rushed for 42 yards on 4 carries. Grayson Shrank 3 catches for 92yards and a 62-yard touchdown. John Rutledge caught three passes for 44yards and a touchdown. Sam Sessions caught three for 55 yards. Brayden Schrager threw for 248 yards completing 14 of 19 passes and four touchdowns (11 TDs for the season and a total of 1,480yards for season).
HP now has outscored opponents 89-9 in the first quarter. The Scots never trailed against McKinney North and in fact, HP has trailed for ONLY three plays through five games this season. That was when Longview took a brief lead. HP has only trailed for a total of 1:18 of this season. Through five games, the Scots have been in the lead for an average of just over 44 minutes, leading 92% of the game.
For Coach Allen, this was his 254th HP coaching victory, and the 408th of his career!
Sr running back had 2 touchdown runs
This pair of linebackers had an outstanding game!
The quarterback & an anchor of the offensive line
Jim talks with Johnny Herring, Jack Curtis, Grant Gibson, and John Rutledge