Home Features 2015 Playoffs Allen survives an instant classic against rival DeSoto

Allen survives an instant classic against rival DeSoto


Step back 2014 Allen-Skyline… Step back 2011 Chapel Hill-Waco La Vega… Step back 1994 Plano East-John Tyler (okay, maybe you should stay)… Step back 2012-2014 Allen-DeSoto. There’s a new sheriff in town.

Allen and DeSoto met for the fourth consecutive postseason on Friday night/Saturday morning in a game that featured 81 points and more than 300 combined rushing yards from three quarterbacks.

With the game hanging in the balance and 41-40 shining on the AT&T Stadium scoreboard, Allen recorded a huge sack on 4th down to seal another heart-breaking defeat for DeSoto.

DeSoto QB Tristen Wallace left his heart out on the field as he will head off to Ohio State with an 0-4 record against Allen. The pro passing style QB rushed for 161 yards on 27 carries while also adding 168 through the air.

Allen junior QB Mitchell Jonke started the game and played well through the first three quarters. But after throwing a crucial pick-six late in the third quarter, Allen decided to bring in senior QB Seth Green to finish the job in the fourth.

Green did way more than just finish the job folks.

On his second play, Green dashed through the heart of the defense for a 44 yard TD run, a run that contributed to his 81 total rushing yards for the game.

On the ensuing Allen possession, again on the second play, Green put the ball on a silver platter to WR Camden Harrison for a touchdown to go up 41-27.

Just when DeSoto seemed to be beaten, they stormed back in the blink of an eye.

On 4th and 10 from their own 25 yard line, DeSoto rookie head coach Todd Peterman elected to go for it, a decision that proved to be rewarding as Wallace fired a ball to Laviska Shenault Jr. who raced down the sideline, beating out defenders and getting to the endzone to trim the lead to 41-34.

On the next DeSoto possession, Wallace wasted no time getting his team into the endzone. With 4:15 left, KD Nixon caught a pass across the middle and weaved through defenders on his way to the endzone.

The DeSoto crowd was going bonkers… The Allen crowd was in shock.

“How did they come back to tie it?!!” Seemed to be the phrase everyone thought in their head at the moment.

BOINK! Missed extra point off of the right upright. 41-40.

Allen breathed a sigh of relief while DeSoto skipped a few more heartbeats.

The DeSoto defense forced an Allen three-and-out but the DeSoto offense couldn’t get it rolling on the last drive of the game after getting a relatively quick first down.

A 4th down sack from the Allen 44 sealed the deal for Allen as they will live to fight another week.

DeSoto finishes the season with a 6-6 record and a lot of bad luck. Allen improves to 12-0 and will advance to play Arlington Martin next week.

Previous articleSan Marcos looking to extend undefeated home streak against Vandegrift
Next articlePlayoff Game Preview: Permian Panthers vs Tascosa Rebels


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

8 + five =