Highland Park had ended Denton Ryan’s playoff runs in 2016, 2017, and 2018. On a cold rainy afternoon at Globe Life Park in Arlington, the Raiders exorcised their Scot Demons and advance to the state semifinals.
Ryan jumped out to a 14-0 lead remaining in the first quarter. Highland Park cut the lead to 14-7 with 0:20 left in the quarter.
From the there the defenses dominated with the only additional score being a Denton Ryan field goal as the third quarter ended.
Denton Ryan won 17-7 and advances to the state semifinals next week against Mansfield Summit.
Enjoy these photos by Antony Blalock.