In a thrilling showdown that kept fans on the edge of their seats, the DeSoto Eagles soared to victory, clinching a perfect 14-0 overall record and securing their spot in the State title game. The battle-tested Southlake Carroll Dragons, with a record of 13-2, put up a fierce fight, but ultimately succumbed to the Eagles’ prowess, resulting in a final score of 45-38.
The game’s intensity was palpable from the first quarter to the last, as the DeSoto Eagles showcased their dominance on the field. The scoreboard reflected a closely contested matchup, with DeSoto taking a 14-10 lead in the first quarter and maintaining a slim advantage throughout the game.
The star of the night was none other than Deondrae Riden Jr., whose monumental performance propelled DeSoto to victory. Riden’s incredible outing saw him amassing a staggering 254 yards and scoring two crucial touchdowns.
The DeSoto Eagles displayed a well-rounded offensive strategy, amassing an impressive 631 yards in total. Notably, their ground game proved to be a force to be reckoned with, accounting for 442 of those yards. This balanced attack kept the Southlake Carroll defense on its toes and ultimately contributed to DeSoto’s success on the scoreboard.
With this hard-fought victory, the DeSoto Eagles have punched their ticket to the Texas high school football title game. As they march onward, boasting an undefeated record, the Eagles are poised to leave an indelible mark on the championship stage. The State title game awaits, and DeSoto is ready to etch their name in the annals of Texas high school football history.
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