Preston Stone is regarded as one of the top quarterbacks in the country for the Class of 2021 with 46 offers to his name.
He showed why on Friday night on Orville Rogers Field at Clyde-Perkins Stadium.
Stone was 20 of 29 through the air for 285 yards and five touchdowns as Dallas Parish Episcopal took a 49-0 win over Grace Community.
Stone also carried the ball six times for 67 yards. He did throw an interception in the first half as Grace’s Josh Murray picked off the pass at the Cougar 10-yard line.
Stone was named the Reynolds Ford Player of the Game.
Four of Stone’s touchdown passes came in the first half. After he ran 42 yards into Grace territory, Stone connected with Jai Moore for a 2-yard touchdown to make the score 7-0 with 8:35 left in the first quarter.
About four minutes later, Stone found Evan Greene for a 31-yard scoring strike to push the score to 14-0.
Early in the second quarter, Stone passed the ball to Gabriel Walls for a 23-yard pickup and then found Walls in the end zone on the next play from 13 yards out. With 2:41 left in the second quarter, Stone connected with Christian Benson on a 3-yard touchdown to make the score 28-0.
Parish Episcopal’s Noah Love picked off Grace’s Price Williams, and on the next play, three-star running back Cauren Lynch went 52 yards to the end zone to make the score 35-0 at halftime.
Lynch finished with 109 yards and a score on just five carries.
In the third quarter, Stone threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Greene, and freshman Cedric Mays had a 2-yard touchdown run on the final play of the quarter.
There was a running clock for the final 20 minutes of the contest because of TAPPS’ 40-point rule.
The Panthers (2-0) finished with 474 yards — 285 through the air and 189 on the ground.
Benson had eight catches for 58 yards, and Walls had four grabs for 68 yards.
Jeremiah Milton led Grace with 67 yards on 18 carries. Williams was 12 of 23 through the air for 114 yards. Peyton Walters was on the receiving end of six of those passes for 64 yards.
Air Force commit Blake Burris was among the defensive standouts for Parish Episcopal.
Murray, Isaiah Milton, Jacob Pena, Luke Smith and Brooks Bays were among the defensive standouts for Grace.
Grace (2-1) will host Wills Point on Sept. 20, and Parish Episcopal will be at Fort Worth All Saints.
Dallas Parish Episcopal 49, Grace Community 0
Parish Episcopal 14 21 14 0 — 49
Grace 0 0 0 0 — 0
P — Jai Moore 2 pass from Preston Stone (Reid Boisture kick), 8:35
P — Evan Greene 31 pass from Stone (Boisture kick), 4:18
P — Gabriel Walls 13 pass from Stone (Boisture kick), 10:11
P — Christian Benson 3 pass from Stone (Boisture kick), 2:41
P — Cauren Lynch 52 run (Boisture kick), 1:03
P — Greene 4 pass from Stone (Boisture kick), 8:23
P — Cedric Mays 2 run (Boisture kick), 0:00
First downs 19 9
Rushes-Yards 17-189 26-49
Passing Yards 285 114
Comp.-Att.-Int. 20-30-1 12-23-1
Punts-Ave. 0-0 4-28.25
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0
Penalties-Yards 7-60 2-25
RUSHING — Dallas Parish Episcopal, Cauren Lynch 5-109, Preston Stone 6-67, Christian Benson 2-11, Cedric Mays 1-2, Cooper Malland 1-2, Ryan Forson 1-1, Noah Love 1-(-3). Grace Community, Jeremiah Milton 18-67, Emmanuel Milton 1-11, Peyton Walters 1-3, Price Williams 6-(-32).
PASSING — Dallas Parish Episcopal, Preston Stone 20-29-1 285, Noah Love 0-1-0 0. Grace Community, Price Williams 12-23-1 114.
RECEIVING — Dallas Parish Episcopal, Christian Benson 8-58. Gabriel Walls 4-68, Jai Moore 3-55, Evan Greene 2-35, Foster Malloy 1-18, Bruce Mitchell 1-7, Daniel Demery 1-4. Grace Community, Peyton Walters 6-64, Luke Smith 3-23, Josh Murray 2-19, Emmanuel Milton 1-8.