Cedar Hill remembered last year vividly. Haunted by last year’s 37-33 first-round loss to Southlake Carroll, the Longhorns rolled up 524 offensive yards in downing Waco Midway 52-17 in Class 6A Division II bi-district action.
Quarterback Avery Davis provided Cedar Hill’s spark. The Notre Dame commit completed 17-of-18 passes for 260 yards including four touchdowns and rushed for 78 yards on 10 carries with scoring runs of 10 and 2 yards.
Charleston Rambo, an Oklahoma, snared four passes from Davis for 98 with three resulting in touchdowns covering 6, 68, and 17 yards. Rambo’s second scoring catch, a 68-yarder with 9:55 remaining in the third quarter padded Cedar Hill’s margin to 35-10, virtually ending any hope of a Midway comeback.
Cedar Hill (9-2) exploded on the opening kickoff with Marquise Forman bolting down the left sideline for a 91-yard touchdown, giving the Longhorns a quick 7-0 lead 12 seconds into the game.
Midway (8-3) responded with an 11-play, 72-yard touchdown march with James Fullbright tying the score on a 1-yard plunge.
But the Longhorn offense couldn’t be stopped as Cedar Hill scored on three of four offensive possessions in the first half. Only Rambo’s fumble at the Midway 11 following a 25-yard run stopped a Longhorn drive.
Cedar Hill took the lead on a 10-yard touchdown run by Davis late in the first quarter. Davis followed on the next series with a 6-yard touchdown pass to Rambo and scored the Longhorns’ final touchdown in the first half on a 2-yard run. Davis completed all nine of his first-half pass attempts for 125 yards and carried nine times for 64 yards.
Midway narrowed the halftime gap to 28-10 on Jacob Garcia’s 23-yard field goal with 10 seconds remaining. The Panthers completed their scoring with Tanner Mordecai’s 44-yard touchdown pass to Ger’Markee Satterwhite early in the fourth quarter. Mordecai finished the game with 236 passing yards with 21 completions in 36 attempts but suffered six sacks from the fierce Longhorn pass rush.
Cedar Hill now faces Denton Guyer in area competition.
Cedar Hill – 14-14-14-10 — 52
Waco Midway – 7-3-0-7 — 17
CH – Marquise Forman 91 kickoff return (Maverick Montiel kick), 11:48 1Q
WM – James Fullbright 1 run (Jacob Garcia kick), 8:49 1Q
CH – Avery Davis 10 run (Montiel kick), 4:11 1Q
CH – Charleston Rambo 6 pass from Davis (Montiel kick), 10:28 2Q
CH – Davis 2 run (Montiel kick), 1:35 2Q
WM – Garcia 23 field goal, 0:10 2Q
CH – Rambo 68 pass from Davis (Montiel kick), 9:55 3Q
CH – Jihad Thomas 28 pass from Davis (Montiel kick), 5:40 3Q
CH – Rambo 17 pass from Davis (Montiel kick), 11:55 4Q
WM – Ger’Markee Satterwhite 44 pass from Tanner Mordecai (Garcia kick), 10:51 4Q
CH – Montiel 19 field goal, 5:07 4Q