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Cotton Bowl Stadium Prep Showcase Day 2 – Plano East and Trinity Record Wins


Day 2 of the Cotton Bowl Stadium Prep Showcase once again battled lightning and rain.

Despite threatening skies and moderate rain, Plano East and Lake Highlands were able to kick of the first game on Saturday as scheduled.

The first three drives of the game were plays and out resulting in punts. The third punt was short punt by Lake Highlands was a short punt resulting in Plano East taking over at the Lake Highlands 41 and 15-yard late hit penalty moved the ball to the Lake Highlands 26. Two plays later Brandon Mallory completed a 25-yard pass to Braylon Henderson. After the extra point, the Panthers led 7-0 with 6:25 remaining in the 1st.

Lake Highlands fumbled the ensuing kick off return, and Plano East set up shop at the Lake Highlands 42. Trey Scott-Jones ran the ball in from the 18-yard line to cap the 3 play 42-yard drive. Plano East lined up in a swinging gate formation for the extra point and converted for 2 points to run their lead to 15-0 with 4:56 remaining in the 1st.

Lake Highlands turned the ball over on downs at the Plano East 33-yard line after an 8-play drive.

Plano East struck on a 56-yard touchdown run by Trey Scott-Jones. With the extra point, Plano East pushed their lead to 22-0 with 0:25 remaining in the 1st.

Lake Highland went 3 and out on the next drive. Plan East started from their own 30. Brandon Mallory completed to 32-yard pass to Joseph Carter to cap a 11-play 70-yard drive. With the extra point the Panthers pushed their lead to 29-0 with 6:39 remaining in the 2nd.

The team exchanged punts and then Lake Highlands threw an interception down to the Plan East 2-yard line. Plano East ran out the clock and the teams went to the half with Plano East leading 29-0.

Plano East received the second half kickoff starting from their own 14-yard line. With 9:20 remaining on the 3rd quarter clock, the game was placed into a delay to lightning close to the stadium. The delay last 1 hour and 9 minutes.

When play resumed, Plano East completed a 7-play drive with a 9-yard Trey Scott-Jones touchdown run. With the extra point, the Panthers lead 36-0.

The teams exchanged punts, prior to Lake Highlands turning the ball over on downs at the Plano East 6-yard line. The 3rd quarter ended with Plano East at their own 10-yard line.

Plano East punted and Lake Highlands returned the punt to the Plano East 42-yard line. Lake Highlands drove the ball to the Plano East 32-yard line before another lightning strike delayed the game yet again with 7:12 remaining in the game. The teams agreed to end the game at this point with Plano East winning 36-0.

Plano East moves to 2-0 on the season. The Panthers will play Sachse (0-2) next week. Sachse played in the 2nd game of Day 2 of the Cotton Bowl Stadium Prep Showcase and you can read the recap of that game below.

Lake Highlands falls to 1-1 on the season. The Wildcats will play Haltom (2-0) next week. Haltom beat Fort Worth 48-14 in Week 2.


Game 1 Scoring Summary

Plano East, 25-yard pass, Brandon Mallory to Braylon Henderson – Plano East 7, Lake Highlands 0 – 6:25 1st

Plano East, 18-yard run, Trey Scott-Jones, 2-point conversion – Plano East 15, Lake Highlands 0 – 4:56 1st

Plano East, 56-yard run, Trey Scott-Jones – Plano East 22, Lake Highlands 0 – 0:25 1st

Plano East, 32-yard pass, Brandon Mallory to Joseph Carter – Plano East 29, Lake Highlands 0 – 6:39 2nd

Plano East, 9-yard run, Trey Scott-Jones – Plano East 36, Lake Highlands 0 – 7:44 3rd




The second game of the day kicked off 1 hour 3 minutes later than schedules due to the early lightning delay.

Sachse and Trinity exchanged punts on the open drives. Sachse then drove 70 yards capped off by a 2-yard pass from Anthony Beltran to Trent Dean. The extra point was good and Sacshe led 7-0.

After the teams exchanged 4 punts, Trinity started their drive at the Sachse 47. Laki Ellis capped the 10-play drive with a 1-yard touchdown run. The extra point was good and the game was tied 7-7.

Trinity forced a Sachse three and out an then again drove 47 yards for a touchdown capped off by a 2-yard Malcolm Washington touchdown run. Trinity took the lead 14-7 with 2:01 remaining in the 1st half.

Sachse would throw a deep interception and Trinity ran the clock to the half.

To start the second half, Sachse forced a quick three and out from Trinity. Sachse then drove the ball 67 yards in 10 plays capped by a 50-yard pass from Anthony Beltran to Derrick Rose to tie the game 14-14 with 6:07 left in the 3rd quarter.

The ensuing drives were a Trinity punt, a Sachse turn over on downs, a Trinity punt, and blocked Sachse field goal attempt.

After the blocked field goal, Trinity started at the Sachse 43 with 10:20 remaining in the 4th quarter.

Malcolm Washington capped a 7-play 43-yard drive with a 11-yard touchdown run. The extra point was no good and Trinity assumed a 20-14 lead with 7:37 remaining in the game.

An the ensue drive Sachse went 48 yards on 8 plays before being forced to punt. Trinity was then forced into a three and out. Sachse took over the ball at the Trinity 43 with 2:22 remaining in the game.

Four plays later, Zion Fonua sealed the Trinity victory with an interception giving Trinity the ball at Sachse 44. Trinity has a 33-yard run and was then able to run out the clock.

Trinity moves to 2-0 on the season. Trinity will play Colleyville Heritage (1-1) next week. Heritage lost to Southlake Carroll 17-42 in Week 2.

Sachse moves to 0-2 on the season. Sachse will play Plano East (2-0) next week. Plano East beat Lake Ridge in first game of the day detailed above.



Game 2 Scoring Summary

Sachse, 2-yard pass, Anthony Beltran to Trent Dean – Trinity 0, Sachse 7 – 5:33 1st

Trinity, 1-yard run, Laki Ellis – Trinity 7, Sachse 7 – 6:01 2nd

Trinity, 2-yard run, Malcolm Washington – Trinity 14, Sachse 7 – 2:01 2nd

Sachse, 50-yard pass, Anthony Beltran to Derrick Rose – Trinity 14, Sachse 14 – 6:07 3rd

Trinity, 11-yard run, Malcolm Washington, PAT no good – Trinity 20, Sachse 14 – 7:37 4th


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