Euless Trinity rolled past Odessa Permian to set up a Class 6A Region I final at 2 p.m. next Saturday at Denton’s Apogee Stadium. Trinity has been the only program to eliminate Allen from the playoffs the last four years. Allen has won back-to-back state titles without facing Trinity the last two years. Trinity ousted Allen in the 2011 and 2010 playoffs.
At Pennington Field in Bedford, Trinity (12-1) used its physical offense and defense to oust Permian (9-4). Trinity quarterback Tyler Natee rushed for 214 yards and tailback Ja’Ron Wilson rand for 180 yards with three touchdowns.
Allen 69, Arlington Martin 54
DENTON _ Allen needed 50 second-half points to rally past Martin its 40th consecutive win dating back to 2012.
A week after needing a 26-yard field goal as time expired to get past DeSoto, Allen needed a strong third and fourth quarter to rally past Martin (10-3), which had taken a 28-19 lead on its first possession of the second half. Allen pulled away in the fourth quarter by taking a 47-40 lead as junior Jaylon Jones returned a kickoff 81 yards for a touchdown after Martin had taken a 41-40 lead with 10:40 remaining.
Allen’s Anthony Taylor returned an interception 46 for a score to give Allen a 54-40 with 7:46 remaining. Martin pulled within 54-46 with 5:38 left on Kristian Levy’s 4-yard pass. Allen retook a 61-46 lead with Keon Williams’ 10-yard touchdown run with 4:02 remaining.
Skyline 34, Klein Collins 14
WACO _ With senior quarterback KC Johnson throwing three touchdown passes, Skyline (13-0) advanced to meet the Mesquite Horn/Klein Oak winner (Saturday game) in the 6A Region II final next week.
With its smothering defense, Skyline forced five turnovers, including a 91-yard interception return by senior defensive back Darion Lewis.
Ennis 49, The Colony 35
WAXAHACHIE _ With a 21-point fourth-quarter rally, Ennis advanced past The Colony to play the Frisco Heritage/South Oak Cliff winner (Saturday game). Quarterback Devin Smith led the Ennis (11-2) comeback with three touchdown passes and two rushing.
The Colony (9-4) had its best season in its 28 years with a powerful running game led by Khalil Banks, who had 188 yards with three touchdowns against Ennis.
Argyle 52, Kennedale 48
MESQUITE _ Rallying from a three-score deficit at E.H. Hanby Stadium, Argyle led took its first lead with eight minutes left in the fourth quarter and then scored the game-winning touchdown with four minutes left on a 57-yard ramble by 225-pound running back Nick Ralston.
Argyle’s Ralston and Kennedale’s speedy Juwan Washington used vastly different styles in a running game showdown. An Arizona State commit, Ralston had 322 yards rushing with fourth touchdowns on 38 carries, A San Diego State commit now being eyed by other schools, Washington rushed for 316 yards with three touchdowns on 29 carries. Kennedale’s veer style offense had three rushers with more than 100 yards.
The defending Class 3A state champ, Argyle (13-0) advances to play Liberty Eylau (8-5) in the 4A DI Region II final next Friday at a site to be determined.
Celina 56, Iowa Park 27
FORT WORTH _ Celina quarterback Nathan Elliott passed for six touchdowns to four different receivers to advance to meet state-ranked Sweetwater (13-0) in the 4A DII Region I final 7:30 Friday in Wichita Falls. Celina junior running back Jarren Alexander rushed for 228 yards.
Tyler 49, Rockwall-Heath 21
WACO _ Tyler jumped out to a 21-0 lead and used its swarming defense to shut down Rockwall-Heath’s usually balanced offense. Tyler (11-2) plays the McKinney North/Mansfield Lake Ridge winner (Saturday game) in the Class 5A Division I Region II final.
Tyler quarterback Geovari McCollister passed for three touchdowns while running backs Jeremy Wilson and Nicholas Cain combined for 205 yards rushing with four touchdowns.
Rockwall-Heath senior quarterback Jordan Hoy and running back Tyler McCalister combined for 279 yards rushing on 50 carries. Heath pulled with 35-21 with nine minutes left on a 100-yard kickoff returne by Chandler Rashbrook. Tyler scored the final two touchdowns on runs by Wilson and Cain.