Senior quarterback Tristan Smith accounted for 302 yards and four total touchdowns Thursday, but it wasn't enough to offset a high-scoring Sachse team, as Bishop Lynch fell to the Mustangs 50-34 at Garland's Williams Stadium.
Smith rushed for 145 yards and three scores, adding another 157 yards and a touchdown through the air for the Friars (1-1). However, Sachse (3-0) scored 22 straight points during a stretch of 2:08 late in the first half, swinging the score from a 13-7 BL lead to a 29-13 Sachse advantage.
The Mustangs rolled up 463 yards of total offense and led by as much as 50-20 before Bishop Lynch scored twice in the final period. Sachse QB Jalen Mayden tossed four touchdown passes to four different receivers, including a 42-yard scoring strike to Devin Duvernay, giving the Mustangs a 30-point advantage with four minutes to play in the third frame.
The Friars opened the contest with a 91-yard scoring drive that included a 15-yard pass from Smith to Nico Jordan, a 33-yard run by Smith and a 22-yard scamper by junior Jermaine Mask. The drive was capped off by Smith's two-yard run.
Early in the second period, the Mustangs tied the game on Mayden's 44-yard pass to Nate Shelton, knotting the score at 7-7. But the Friars answered quickly, covering 77 yards in just six plays, including a 38-yard sprint to the end zone by Smith making it 13-7 after a blocked PAT.
Sachse running back Kelon Wilson put the Mustangs in front for good with the first of his three touchdown runs, giving the home team a 14-13 edge. Two fumbles by the BL kick return team set up two more quick scores for Sachse, and a high snap on a punt led to a safety and a 29-13 deficit for the Friars.
Smith led the team down the field and ran in a short touchdown as time expired in the half, bringing Bishop Lynch to within 29-20.
Sachse came out swinging in the second half, driving straight down the field to make it 36-20, then added a pair of TD passes covering 46 and 42 yards before the end of the third.
The Friars fought valiantly to the end, putting together a pair of scores in the final period. Sophomore Daniel Packard picked off a Sachse pass early in the fourth, then followed his blockers all the way to the end zone for a 66-yard return. Midway through the fourth, Smith hooked up with Ini Akpabot on a 26-yard TD pass, then hit Jordan with the conversion for the final points of the contest.
Bishop Lynch will be on the road again next week, facing the Celina Bobcats in the Friars' final non-district contest Friday at 7:30 p.m.
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— Cliff Gibson, Sports Information Director