After slow start, No. 7 Allen (Texas) soars past Wylie

After slow start, No. 7 Allen (Texas) soars past Wylie

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After slow start, No. 7 Allen (Texas) soars past Wylie

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Fueled by quarterback Mitchell Jonke’s three touchdown passes in a five-minute span of the second quarter, Allen (Texas) cruised past Wylie (Texas) by a 49-0 count.

For the Eagles (10-0), it marks their fourth consecutive undefeated regular season.

Jonke finished with four TD tosses, while sophomore backup QB Grant Tisdale threw for a score and ran for two TDs.

The game was a defensive struggle early as the teams were scoreless after the first quarter. In the second quarter, the Allen offense found its footing, scoring 28 points in a span of 8:16.

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With 10:38 to play in the half, Tisdale came on in relief of Jonke and fired an 81-yard touchdown strike to Carson Schleker, and the extra point gave the Eagles the 7-0 lead. Just three minutes later, Jonke was back in and capped a drive in which he went 4-for-4 with a 14-yard TD connection with Mark Richardson. With 7:43 to go in the half, Allen held a 14-0 advantage.

After a Taj Bickham interception in Wylie territory, Jonke and Kirby Bennett connected for a 20-yard TD off a screen pass, and it was 21-0 with 5:32 to play in the half. Jonke added another TD toss to Theo Wease, an 18-yarder, and it was 28-0 with 2:22 left in the half. It was a defensive struggle no longer.

In the third quarter, Jonke threw his fourth TD pass of the night when he hit tight end Jack Fee for a 30-yard score, and the extra point made it 35-0. The Eagles brought in reserves soon afterward.

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Tisdale added a pair of 4-yard touchdown runs to round out the scoring on a night the Eagles outgained Wylie, 455-101.

Allen will host Euless Trinity (7-3) in the first round of the 6A Division 1 playoffs on Nov. 11. Trinity is in the playoffs for the 19th straight year.

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