High School: Garland

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Travis L. Brown/ESPNDallas.com Gabrielle Wilkins scored 15 points in Garland's bi-district win over Richardson Berkner.
WYLIE, Texas -- The Garland girls basketball team capitalized on the opportunities its defense provided to take down Richardson Berkner, 58-39, in the a 5A bi-district playoff.

The Lady Owls' defense created turnover after turnover, which Garland (24-8) was able to turn into fast-break points throughout the game.

“It’s something we try and do on a daily basis is work on getting easy baskets,” Garland coach Pamela Owens said. “We just try and put a lot of pressure and try to disrupt as much as we can because defense leads to offense.”

Garland held around a 10-point lead throughout the majority of the game, but created a 15-3 run to begin the fourth quarter to put the game out of reach.

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Bridget Robinson led her Garland in scoring with 18 points, followed by Gabrielle Wilkins with 15, almost all of which came off transition layups.

Berkner (20-10) guard Jaileen Thomas netted a game-high 22, despite her team’s losing effort.

Garland will have its hands full in the area round, facing ESPNDallas.com No. 4 DeSoto later this week.

“We’re going to go in there and just play hard and see what happens,” Owens said. “They have a great team and we have a great team and I’m just excited to be able to play in the next round.”

Four 5A districts in area undergo little change

February, 2, 2012
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NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas -- The makeup changed very little or not at all in four of the area’s nine Class 5A districts at Thursday's UIL reclassification and realignment.

*The current District 4-5A (five Arlington schools, Fort Worth Paschal, North Crowley and Weatherford) remained intact but, because of district consolidation in West Texas, changed its number to 3-5A.

That’s an agreeable change, said Anthony Criss, football coach at Arlington Sam Houston and former Arlington ISD assistant athletic director.

“It’s great for Arlington because it means we stay in the area for first-round playoff games instead of going to West Texas,’’ Criss said. “We’d still go west once, but not until the second round.''

*The current District 5-5A retained seven of its eight members in the new District 7-5A: Cedar Hill, DeSoto, Duncanville, Grand Prairie, South Grand Prairie, Mansfield and Mansfield Timberview. The only change is Mansfield Legacy drops down to Class 4A and powerhouse DeSoto takes its place.

“A tough district just got tougher,’’ said Grand Prairie coach Gary Bartel.

*In District 9-5A, Dallas Samuell dropped to Class 4A and was replaced by Richardson Pearce, which is moving back up to 5A. The other seven members are unchanged: Dallas Jesuit, Dallas Skyline, Dallas Sunset, Dallas W.T. White, Richardson, Richardson Berkner and Lake Highlands.

“I wasn’t sure Jesuit would stay in,’’ said Skyline coach Reginald Samples. “In fact, we had agreed to play them in a nondistrict game if they weren’t in our district.’’

*The seven Garland ISD schools that made up 10-5A in the last realignment are now without McKinney Boyd as they go forward as District 11-5A with this lineup: Garland, Garland Lakeview, Garland Naaman Forest, North Garland, Rowlett, Sachse and South Garland.

Everman pair among 6 locals signing with SMU

February, 1, 2012
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Recruits in SMU's signing class range from California to Michigan to Florida, but the Mustangs didn't completely ignore their home territory.

Of the 20 players who signed with SMU on Wednesday, six are from the Metroplex.

That list includes a pair of Everman defenders, LB Lincoln Richard and DB Horace Richardson.

The other locals heading to the Hilltop are Frisco Heritage DL Elie Nabushosi, Garland LB Damien Neroes, Coppell OL Sam Rice and Dallas Lake Highlands OL Chase Walling.

Find more on SMU's recruiting class here.

Wylie duo among locals headed down to Baylor

February, 1, 2012
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Local recruits are flocking to Baylor on national signing day.

As of 9:30 Wednesday morning, the Bears had announced the signing of 20 recruits, eight of them from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

The Bears have received signed letters of intent from two Wylie players, DB Terrell Burt and OL Kyle Fuller.

Also headed down I-35 to Waco are Denton Ryan DL Dominique Banks, Richardson Pearce WR Corey Coleman, Hebron WR Kiante' Griffin, Euless Trinity LB Brian Nance, McKinney Boyd DE Jamal Palmer and Garland QB Seth Russell.

Recruiting notes: Garland QB switches to Baylor

January, 23, 2012
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With national signing day coming up next week, there's been plenty of recent recruiting news

If you have ESPN.com Insider access, the best place for updates about area football recruits is Damon Sayles' Midlands Region blog.

Here is some of the latest news from Sayles about local players:

Garland coach Jordan talks playoffs, strategy

December, 1, 2011
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Garland coach Jeff Jordan visits ESPN Dallas to talk about the Owls' season, playing in Cowboys Stadium and playoff coaching strategy.

Mesquite bounces Garland with field goal in OT

November, 18, 2011
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ARLINGTON, Texas -- For Mesquite to reach the area round of the Class 5A Division I playoffs despite a .500 regular-season record, the Skeeters have needed a few bounces to go their way.

It was a bounce that went against them Friday at Cowboys Stadium, however, that forced the Skeeters into overtime against longtime rival Garland.

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Travis L. Brown/ESPNDallas.comQuarterback Alex Cooper and the Skeeters are on to the third round of the playoffs after a .500 regular season.
In the end, though, Mesquite bounced the Owls thanks to Anthony Canady's overtime interception and Jose Salas' game-winning field goal in a 24-21 victory.

With two seconds left in the fourth quarter and Mesquite clinging to a 21-14 lead, Garland quarterback Seth Russell dived toward the end zone on a keeper from the Skeeters 1, but the ball popped lose before he crossed the goal line. Garland tight end Dawson Hadnot was able to cover the fumble in the end zone for a touchdown, putting the game into overtime.

The Mesquite defense quickly rebounded. Canady picked off a Russell pass on the first overtime possession, setting the stage for Salas' 39-yard field goal to win it.

“I was nervous but it was all for the team,” Salas said. “I knew I had trust in my leg. Last time we could have gone for it against Horn and we didn’t do it. This time I proved to the team I could do it.”

Mesquite quarterback Alex Cooper sure-handedly led his team down field for three scoring drives in regulation, the first ending on a 23-yard touchdown pass to Rashard Higgins in the first quarter.

Even with Garland defenders flying in to put him to the ground throughout the game, Cooper felt the most pressure holding what would be the game-winning kick.

“I wasn’t worried about my boy Jose,” Cooper said. “He’s a good kicker. I was just worried about the hold. My eyes were on the ball. I wasn’t looking at anything else but the ball.”

Mesquite (7-5) came out on fire in the second half, scoring at on the first drive of the third quarter on a 2-yard run by Junior Session.

Session scored again later in the quarter on a 4-yard run off a pitch to widen Mesquite’s lead to 21-7.

Garland (9-3) made its comeback in the fourth, scoring early in the frame on a 22-yard run by Ja’Taveon Green and tying it on the fumble recovery as time expired.

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Mesquite is following the lead of city neighbor Mesquite Poteet, which made a deep Class 4A playoff run last year after two terrible seasons. Cooper said Poteet’s success pushed the Skeeters to work harder in the offseason to become the best team in Mesquite.

“Their winning disrespected us, so we came into the offseason working hard -- lifted weights and worked hard,” Cooper said. “We represent Mesquite now.”

Mesquite is the last Mesquite ISD school in the playoffs and will play the winner Saturday's The Woodlands-Round Rock Westwood game in the regional round.

For coach Robbie Robinson, this season brings back nostalgic memories of how football used to be played in Mesquite: the Skeeter way.

“I’ve been in Mesquite a long time,” Robinson said. “It’s been really disappointing the last couple of years, to be honest with you. The fact that we’re back and winning now, it’s really special. Old-time Mesquite.”

Live area-round chat: Huge games all weekend

November, 18, 2011
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It's only the area round, but we're getting some of the most anticipated matchups of the playoffs this weekend.

Our chat kicks off Friday night with the Mesquite-Garland matchup starting at 6 p.m., which will be followed at Cowboys Stadium by Rowlett-Sulphur Springs. We'll also have coverage from some big Class 4A games, with Johnathan Gray and Aledo being challenged by Mansfield Summit, Rockwall-Heath taking on Dallas Kimball and Highland Park facing Dallas Woodrow Wilson.

We also have special guest Randy Jackson, coach at Mesquite Poteet, providing updates from the Corsicana-Sulphur Springs game.

We'll be back with coverage from all of Saturday's biggest matchups. There's the Cowboys Stadium quadruple-header with Cedar Hill-Southlake Carroll (11 a.m.), Euless Trinity-Allen (2 p.m.) Mansfield Timberview-Flower Mound Marcus (5 p.m.) and Mansfield-Denton Guyer (8 p.m.). We'll also be on hand at the DeSoto-Dallas Skyline clash at 5 p.m.

This will be your spot for the timeliest updates and best insight all weekend.

No. 10 GARLAND (9-2) vs. MESQUITE (6-5)
6 p.m. Friday at Cowboys Stadium


What: 5A Division I Region II area game

When we saw them last: Garland settled into the playoffs and beat Richardson Berkner 24-7 in the bi-district round at Garland’s William’s Stadium. After Berkner’s first score, Garland’s defense locked down, allowing just two first downs the rest of the game and forcing five three-and-outs. Mesquite beat Belton 35-23 in its bi-district tilt, buoyed by a 300-yard, two-touchdown performance from quarterback Alex Cooper.

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Renewing a rivalry: Garland and Mesquite have a rich rivalry as on-and-off former district mates since 1904, but have never met in the playoffs, according to the Garland football website garlandowls.com. A “postseason” game was scheduled in 1935, but was never played due to complaints from parents. Garland holds a 44-23-4 edge in the rivalry. Mesquite tallied a 54-0 win over Garland in 1982, and Garland won by the same score in 1936. The two teams have not competed in the same district since 2003.

What’s at stake: The winner will face the victor of The Woodlands (10-1) and Round Rock Westwood (10-1) in the 5A Division I Region semifinals.

Key matchup: Which quarterback will lead his team to victory? Garland quarterback and Kansas commit Seth Russell is a dual-threat quarterback that can settle into a efficient pass game or run the read option. Alex Cooper is a gunslinger who has gone on a hot streak late in the season and into the playoffs. He’s thrown for 20 touchdowns and over 2,000 yards on the season. The team that can disrupt the other's quarterback will clearly have the edge.

Players to watch: Mesquite wideout Kavaski Ervin is Cooper’s favorite target. Erin caught 13 passes for 151 yards and a touchdown in last week's bi-district game. Junior Session has the ground game covered, rushing for 16 touchdowns and just under 1,000 yards. Garland has an outstanding 1-2 punch in running backs Keylan Spencer and Malcolm Miller. Spencer is a speediy back that can beat teams around the outside. Miller is more of a bruiser up the middle.

Prediction: Garland notches its 45th win in the series, 30-25.

Mesquite rides QB Cooper's hot hand in playoffs

November, 14, 2011
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A quarterback with a hot hand is a nice card to hold in the playoffs, and Mesquite seems to have just that in junior Alex Cooper.

In Friday’s 35-23 bi-district victory over 8-3 Belton, Cooper completed 28-of-35 passes for 306 yards and two touchdowns.

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“We’ve seen flashes of that throughout the season,’’ said Mesquite coach Robbie Robinson. “I don’t know that we anticipated that kind of a game from Alex, but the previous week he played lights out against [Mesquite] Horn, too.

“The big thing we tried to emphasize was that we had not put together a complete game all year,’’ Robinson said. “Our rushing numbers weren’t big because we had an emphasis on throwing the ball against Belton, but overall everything came together.’’

Senior receiver Kavaski Ervin was Cooper’s target with 13 receptions for 151 yards and a touchdown.

Cooper led the Skeeters basketball team in scoring last season as a sophomore.

Mesquite (6-5), fourth-place finisher in District 11-5A, will face old rival Garland (9-2), champion of District 10-5A, in a Class 5A Division I area playoff 6 p.m. Friday at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington. It is the first time the schools have met since when they were in the same district in 2003.

“Fast and physical, that’s how I describe Garland,’’ Robinson said. “They’ve got kids that can run and run well.’’

Robinson, who grew up in Mesquite, recalls the days when the Skeeters and Owls were district rivals in one-school towns.

“We had a game recently at Williams Stadium in Garland and our bus driver was unsure which end was our locker room,’’ Robinson said. “It made me think, has it really been that long? We used to play over there two or three times a season.’’

Garland overcomes slow start to beat Berkner

November, 11, 2011
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GARLAND, Texas -- The Garland Owls were revved up for their playoff opener against Richardson Berkner on Friday.

Maybe a little too revved up.

False starts, missed field goals and other miscues plagued the Owls throughout the game, making what felt like a blowout a close contest.

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But once Garland settled down, it found its game and rolled over Berkner, 24-7, in the Class 5A Division I bi-district round at Williams Stadium.

The win marks the third time in four years Garland has knocked Berkner out of the playoffs in the bi-district round.

Garland (9-2) advances to play Mesquite (6-5) at 6 p.m. Friday at Cowboys Stadium in the area round.

"We were just all excited," said Garland quarterback Seth Russell of the slow start. "It was the first playoff game, against Berkner again. We were just in over our heads. We talked about it at halftime, came back out and started playing well."

Berkner (7-4) looked strong on its first few possessions behind quarterback Yedidiah Louis, but Garland's defense adjusted to the Rams' unconventional offense and didn't give them anything to work with after that.

After falling behind 7-0 in the first quarter, Garland gave up just two first downs the rest of the game while forcing five three-and-outs. Berkner tallied just 97 total yards of offense, including six yards rushing.

"We knew we had to slow down No. 1 [Louis]," Garland head coach Jeff Jordan said. "They did a couple of things they hadn't done before, but once we got adjusted we took that away from them and we were able to shut them down after that."

The defense's stellar play bought time for Garland's offense, which sputtered early with penalties and other unforced errors.

After throwing an interception that set up Berkner's only touchdown of the game, Russell settled down and put together an efficient performance that was better than his 153 yards suggest.

With the game tied 7-7 in the third quarter, Russell gave the Owls their first lead of the game with a 14-yard touchdown run set up by a 51-yard run by Keyland Spencer.

After missing two field goals earlier in the game, Garland kicker Josh Lambert connected on a 25-yard attempt to put the Owls up 17-7 in the fourth quarter, and DraShane Glass' 42-yard interception return for a touchdown on Berkner's ensuing possession sealed the win.

"The second half, we played great in offense, defense and the kicking game so I was very pleased with the second half," Jordan said.

Rich. Berkner gets another shot against Garland

November, 9, 2011
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No. 10 GARLAND (8-2) vs. RICHARDSON BERKNER (7-3)
7:30 p.m. Friday at Garland’s Williams Stadium


What: Class 5A Division I Region 2 bi-district game

When we saw them last: Garland wrapped up an undefeated run in District 10-5A play with a convincing 41-19 win over Sachse. The Owls scored 17 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to seal the victory. Berkner coasted into the playoffs with consecutive wins over Dallas Sunset (27-8) and Dallas Samuell (42-0). Both games were over by halftime.

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Last in the playoffs: Garland capped last year with an off performance against Dallas Skyline, losing 28-10 in the 5A Division I bi-district round in 2010. Berkner returns to the playoffs after missing out last year. The Rams lost to Garland in the bi-district round in their last two playoff appearances -- 2008 and 2009 -- falling 38-16 in its most recent trip to the postseason.

What’s at stake: The winner will face the winner of the bi-district game between Belton (8-2) and Mesquite (5-5) in a 5A DI area playoff.

Key matchup: Berkner lives and dies by its running game, which accounts for more than 80 percent of its offense, but Garland has a strong defensive front led by linebacker Damien Neroes (SMU) and defensive lineman Dawson Hadnot. Garland gives up just over 150 rushing yards per game and has smothered opposing passing games.

Players to watch: Garland WR Ja’Taveon, standing at just 5-foot-6, has become a big-play threat for Garland’s passing game. He averages more than 20 yards per reception and has seven touchdowns this season. Berkner’s offense revolves around QB Yedidiah Louis, who in addition to guiding the Rams' passing game has also rushed for 1,251 yards and 14 touchdowns.

Prediction: Garland 31, Richardson Berkner 21.

5A-I preview: DeSoto, Skyline headline Reg. 2

November, 7, 2011
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CLASS 5A DIVISION I REGION 2 PREVIEW

Overview: Each season, Region II provides surprises, in part because it is composed of schools from the big-city areas of Dallas, Houston and Austin. The teams rarely see each other until playoff time.

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5A Division II: Reg. 1 | Reg. 2
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One familiar name is missing this season. Round Rock Stony Point, regional champion each of the last three years, failed to qualify for playoffs this year.

Dallas Skyline is the only unbeaten team in this bracket. DeSoto, Round Rock Westwood and The Woodlands are all 9-1.

Two of the more established programs in this grouping, The Woodlands and Austin Westlake, lost in the opening round a year ago and aren't usually down for long.

Westwood was aided by a pair of transfers, running back Ledeans Anderson from Mississippi and receiver Desmond Wyatt from Kansas, in its rise.

Favorite: DeSoto. The Eagles have made drastic defensive improvements, and the offensive output hasn’t really fallen off despite the graduation of record-setting passer Ryan Polite. The result is the Eagles are a better team than the one that lost to Stony Point 72-48 in the Region II final a year ago.

DeSoto opponents are averaging 15.8 points a game this season, half of the 32.4 opponents averaged in 2010. The defense has talent at each level with Texas A&M commit Michael Richardson at end, Texas commit Bryson Echols and LSU commit Jalen Mills in the secondary and uncommitted Alex Lyons at linebacker.

Watch out for: Garland. Since starting 0-2, the Owls have reeled off eight straight wins on the way to capturing another District 10-5A title. A quick exit in the 2010 playoffs should serve as motivation. The draw in the lower half of the bracket, away from the looming DeSoto-Skyline showdown, should be an advantage.

Garland has a lot of offensive weapons, but the main one is Kansas-bound quarterback Seth Russell with 12 touchdown passes and over 1,200 passing yards.

Can’t wait to see: Richardson Berkner-Garland (7:30 p.m. Friday, Garland's Williams Stadium). Berkner has a winning streak of five games and has shut out its last two opponents. The Rams and their triple-option offense are back in the playoffs after falling short in 2010. They depend heavily on quarterback Yedidiah Louis not only to keep defenses honest with his passing, but also for his skills as a runner. He leads the team with over 1,200 yards and 14 touchdowns.

We hope to see: Round 4 of DeSoto-Skyline. The Eagles and Raiders have met in the second round of the playoffs the last three years with Skyline taking the first two (51-26 in 2008 and 41-36 in 2009) and DeSoto answering emphatically last season, 38-0.

A pretty intense rivalry has developed between the two schools. It was easy to see during combines in the spring when players went out of their way to avoid those from the enemy camp.

Only a couple of bi-district wins stand between a fourth meeting. The downside is a second-round meeting is far too early. A Region II final would be more fitting.

Talent pool (FBS recruits): A&M Consolidated: DT J.J. Bynum (Texas Tech); RB Quinton White (Texas Tech). DeSoto: DB Bryson Echols (Texas), OL Curtis Riser (Texas), DE Michael Richardson (Texas A&M), RB Devin Rushing (Air Force), Jalen Mills (LSU). Garland: LB Damien Neroes (SMU), QB Seth Russell (Kansas). Klein Collins: QB Tyler Stehling (Rice), DE Roland Leal (Air Force), Shane Rhodes (Boise State). Klein Oak: QB Nicky Baratti (Notre Dame), DT Daniel Shaul (UTEP), LB A.J. Hilliard (Arizona). McKinney Boyd: DE Jamal Palmer (Baylor). Mesquite Horn: DB Devante Harris (Oklahoma). Round Rock: DT Glen Antoine (UTEP). Dallas Skyline: LB Peter Jinkens (Texas), WR Thomas Johnson (Texas), WR Trey Rabone (Kansas State), RB David Greene (UNLV). The Woodlands: DE Mitchell Meyers (Iowa State), WR Blake Webb (Oklahoma State).


What we got right: Most of the teams and orders of both polls remained similar to close out the regular season other than the few teams which lost their finales. Dallas Skyline and Highland Park will remain on top of both polls to close out the regular season. None if will matter after six weeks from now, when the state champions will be crowned at Cowboys Stadium.

What we got wrong: Allen couldn't maintain the consistency that Euless Trinity has shown to close out the season and fell a spot to the Trojans. Southlake Carroll jumped back over Flower Mound Marcus, finishing an undefeated season with a quality win over Denton Guyer. Waxahachie took a tumble in 4A with a final game loss to Mesquite Poteet, and DeSoto slipped in 5A after losing the district title to Longview.

Say hello to: 5A -- Garland; 4A -- Fort Worth Southwest

Say goodbye to: 5A -- Cedar Hill; 4A -- Wylie East

What we got right: Almost all of the 4A poll. The only change is South Oak Cliff jumped back into the No. 10 spot with a quality win over Seagoville.

What we got wrong: We may have overestimated Allen. While they do play in what is arguably the toughest district in the area, the Eagles have made a habit of just barely escaping games to keep their undefeated record intact. Dallas Skyline has pushed its way up the poll with consistent, dominating performances and deserves the No. 1 spot in 5A. Southlake Carroll has also made a habit of letting teams get back into games in the second half, resulting in Flower Mound Marcus, whose only loss was against Allen, passing the Dragons into the No. 5 spot.

Say hello to: 5A -- N/A; 4A -- Dallas South Oak Cliff

Say goodbye to: 5A -- N/A; 4A -- Fort Worth Southwest

Watch out for: 5A -- Garland, Denton Guyer; 4A -- Lancaster, Fort Worth Southwest

Tell us: Which 5A district is the toughest? Vote in the poll and use the comment section below to defend your choice.

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