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Duncanville Tops DeSoto to Advance to State Semifinals

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The Duncanville Panthers beat the DeSoto Eagles 56-28 on Saturday night at Globe Life Park in Arlington to advance to the state semifinals for the third consecutive year.

Duncanville got on the board first on a 30-yard pass from Grayson James to Lontrell Turner to take a 7-0 lead with 7:18 remaining in the first quarter.

DeSoto tied the game at 7 on a 18-yard run from Christopher Henley with 3:47 remaining in the 1st quarter.


Then Duncanville took control of the game.

Malacki Medlock scored on a 1-yard run to push the Duncanville lead to 14-7 with 1:59 remaining in the 1st quarter.

James completed a 29-yard TD pass to Chris Hicks to push the lead to 21-7 with 7:55 left in the first half.

Roderick Daniels took a James screen pass 44 yards for a TD with 2:52 remaining in the first half.

After the half Duncanville extended their lead to 35-7 on a 5-yard run from Malachi Medlock with 9:19 remaining in the 3rd.

DeSoto cut the lead to 35-14 on a 1-yard run from Danny Emego with 5:12 left in the 3rd.

Adonis Scott returned a punt 58 yards for a TD for DeSoto to cut the Duncanville lead to 35-21 with 11:06 left in the game.

Duncanville pushed the lead to 42-21 with 5:57 left in the game when Lontrell Turner took a Grayson James pass, hurdled a defender but was stripped from behind and Chris Hick fell on the ball in the end zone for the TD.

Keyon Pugh added a 15-yard TD run for Duncanville with 3:38 left in the game to push the Panther’s lead to 49-21.

And Duncanville added 7 more points on an 26 yard interception return for a touchdown by Jordan Crook to push the score to 56-21 with 3:16 left in the game.

DeSoto added a touchdown with 40 seconds left in the game on a 43-yard pass reception by Adonis Scott to cut the lead to 56-28.

Duncanville with face Southlake Carroll next week in the state semifinals.

Enjoy these photos from the game by Antony Blalock.

 

 

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