Whitehouse coasts by Corsicana

Corsicana quarterback Devontay Bell (8) looks for a hole while Whitehouse's Kostin Wallace looks to make a play Friday night. (Rob Ludwig | Correspondent)

CORSICANA — Whitehouse used a big second quarter to pull away for a 45-14 victory against Corsicana in a District 16-4A football matchup Friday at Tiger Stadium.

The third-ranked Wildcats scored 22 points in the quarter to take a 35-7 lead into the break, which helped improve them to 9-0 overall and 4-0 in district entering next week’s showdown with John Tyler. Corsicana fell to 1-7 overall and 0-4 in district.

Wildcats quarterback Patrick Mahomes finished 21 of 29 for 274 yards and three touchdowns, plus ran for a 31-yard score. The senior threw all three TDs in the first half, during which the Wildcats scored twice on special teams.

His top receivers were Ryan Cheatham (6 catches, 45 yards, TD) and Drew Smith (4-56-1). Jaylon Dews also caught a TD pass.

Corsicana quarterback Devontay Bell ran for 184 yards on 22 carries to help the Tigers finish with 352 team rushing yards.

Whitehouse scored twice in the final 4:12 to take a 35-7 lead into the break, thanks to Mahomes hitting Dews for a 24-yard TD and Reggie Long returning a blocked punt (Kostin Wallace got the block) for another 24-yard TD.

The Wildcats and their up-tempo offense had the ball less than five minutes in the half, but still managed to score three times; the other two TDs coming on special teams, the first a 68-yard punt return by Jake Parker.

Mahomes passed for three TDs in the half, also hitting Drew Smith for 10 yards and Ryan Cheatham for 11 yards.

Bell had 20 carries for 154 yards during the half.

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No. 3 Whitehouse 45, Corsicana 14

At Tiger Stadium, Corsicana

Whitehouse 14 21 7 3 — 45

Corsicana 0 7 0 7 — 14

First Quarter

WHI – Jake Parker 68 punt return (Travis Blackburn kick), 9:08

WHI – Drew Smith 10 pass from Patrick Mahomes (Crim kick), :32

Second Quarter

COR – Victor Wilkerson 17 run (Ryan Condley kick), 11:07

WHI – Ryan Cheatham 11 pass from Mahomes (Blackburn kick), 10:00

WHI – Jaylon Dews 24 pass from Mahomes (Crim kick), 4:12

WHI – Reggie Long 24 punt block return (Blackburn kick), 2:19

Third Quarter

WHI – Mahomes 31 run (Crim kick), 9:38

Fourth Quarter

WHI – FG Blackburn 32, 8:15

COR – Lakeem Christmas 57 run (Josiah Clagett kick), 7:17

WHI COR

First Downs 21 13

Rushes-Yards 13-98 50-352

Passing Yards 327 -8

Comp-Att-Int. 28-39-0 2-6-0

Punts-Avg. 2-51 4-36.5

Fumbles-Lost 1-1 3-1

Penalties-Yards 3-40 0-0

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING — Whitehouse, Patrick Mahomes 3-45, Jackson Allen 3-21, Dominique Hollie 3-29, Shemar Smith 1-4, Tre’ Staples 1-2, Vernon Polk 2-(-3). Corsicana, Devontay Bell 22-184, Lakeek Christmas 1-57, Victor Wilkerson 9-49, Donovan Fields 13-37, Caleb Bryant 3-17, Hector Calvillo 1-17, Kishawn Kelley 1-(-9).

PASSING — Whitehouse, Mahomes 21-29-0—274, Allen 7-10-0—53. Corsicana, Bell 1-5-0—(-4), Kelley 1-1-0—(-4).

RECEIVING — Whitehouse, Ryan Cheatham 6-45, Drew Smith 4-56, Eric Munoz 4-51, Jake Parker 3-55, Smith 3-48, Jaylon Dews 3-36, Hattib Siddiqui 3-29, Hunter Franks 1-6, Staples 1-1. Corsicana, Ty’Garius Shefield 1-(-4), Bell 1-(-4).

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