Coleman has Richardson Pearce in playoff hunt

Corey Coleman is starring on another Richardson Pearce team. This time it's the basketball squad.

The senior leads the Mustangs in scoring with 16 points per game and is one of only four who have started all 21 games for Pearce.

But igniting the basketball team's offense is just what Coleman does in his spare time. He's better known as Pearce's star receiver and a member of Baylor 2012 football recruiting class.

On the football field, Coleman caught 69 balls for 932 yards in addition to tallying 551 yards on the ground. He scored 26 of Pearce's 38 touchdowns on the season, accounting for almost 70 percent of the team's scoring.

Despite Coleman's effort, the Mustangs missed the playoffs in football and are on the bubble to make it in basketball in a crowded District 10-4A that features state-ranked Highland Park (19-2, 6-0) and much improved McKinney (14-8, 5-1).

The Mustangs (12-9, 3-3) sit in fourth place, a game ahead of a solid Rockwall team (15-8, 2-4), but can make up some ground with a win over third place McKinney North (17-8, 4-2 in 10-4A) on Friday.