Dallas Skyline Wins Playoff Game 13-10

Dallas (TX) Skyline, which has three players who have verbally committed to Minnesota, defeated Round Rock 13-10 Saturday. The Raiders advanced to face the Plano Wildcats for the championship game at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mesquite Memorial Stadium. Both teams are 12-1 this season. Plano beat Houston (TX) Westfield to advance to the championship game.

Skyline trailed 10-0 before Skyline quarterback Troy Stoudermire capped a three-minute drive with a 1-yard touchdown run with 5:01 remaining in the third quarter. Stoudermire gave Skyline the lead with 2:24 left in the fourth quarter, with a 28-yard scoring run.

"I saw the hole, and I was thinking touchdown," Stoudermire told the Dallas Morning News. "If I ran hard, I felt like I could get to the hole. I have so much trust in the line, and when I saw the hole, I just burst through it."

Round Rock was held to 85 second-half yards, with 50 coming on a shovel pass from quarterback Hunter Kent to running back Marcus Jackson.

Skyline's defense allowed only two first downs and made Round Rock punt four times in the second half. Round Rock (8-5) Jackson, who rushed for 142 yards in the first half. He became the first to rush for at least 100 yards against Skyline since Mesquite Horn's Chuck Oputa on Oct. 6, 2006.

Gopher Illustrated Top Stories