ARLINGTON - The second and final day of the 2nd annual Oxbow Southwest Showcase at AT&T Stadium went off without a hitch; with Highland Park, Euless Trinity, Midland and Trophy Club Nelson all secured wins on Saturday.
In the opening game of the day Highland Park (2-1) held off a late Prosper (2-1) rally to claim a 35-28 win. Scots QB Henry Allen threw for 370 yards and three touchdowns as HP jumped out to a 28-6 lead in the third quarter. Most of the damage was through WR Chris Buell who had eleven catches for 155 yards and a touchdown. Prosper, which relied heavily on Boise State commit RB Robert Mahone in the first half opened up things in the second half and climbed back in the game. Mahone had an eleven yard touchdown reception and a ten yard touchdown run early in the fourth to cut the lead to 28-20. The teams would trade touchdowns, and after recovering a Prosper onside kick with little more than two minutes left, the Scots would convert a 4th and 1 play to ice the game.
Euless Trinity improved to 3-0 on the season with a sloppy 26-14 win over Lancaster (2-1) in an interclass matchup of state powers. Trinity’s size didn’t wear down a feisty Lancaster squad, but RB Ja’Ron Wilson finally in the second half got going as he ended with 214 yards on the ground. QB Tyler Natee ran for two scoring touchdowns, but Lancaster kept it close as QB Ryan Ross threw for 278 yards and two scores.
After struggling in the first half and trailing 7-0, the Midland Bulldogs (1-2) totally dominated the second half for a 17-7 win over Hurst Bell in Game 3. RB Ricky Hubert led the way with 164 yards on the ground, while QB Brady Bolger ran for 95 yards and two touchdowns. The Midland defense held Bell to just 178 yards of total offense.
In the finale which didn’t begin until 8:45pm Byron Nelson improved to 2-1 with a dominating 55-27 win over 0-3 Birdville. The Bobcats offense stole the show with 468 yards of offense, QB Preston Haire had 370 passing yards and four touchdowns, while DE Brandon Bowen had a fumble return for a touchdown and a tipped pass that led to an interception for the Bobcats defense.