MESQUITE – Robert E. Lee enjoyed a strong opening quarter and took a 21-14 lead over Mesquite Horn early in the second.

Then the bottom dropped out.

Mesquite Horn scored touchdowns on its next six straight possessions going into the second half to overwhelm the Red Raiders 63-35 Friday at E.H. Hanby Stadium.

The loss drops REL to 2-4 on the season and 0-3 in District 11-6A as the Red Raiders enter their bye week. Mesquite Horn raised its record to 4-2 and 2-1 in league play.

Lee junior quarterback Chance Amie rushed for 80 yards and two touchdowns with sophomore tailback LaDarius Wickware rushing for 154 yards and a score as the Red Raiders finished with 342 on the ground.

Mesquite Horn quarterback Chris Robison passed for 259 yards and four touchdowns, two of those going to Breon Emerson, who finished with nine catches for 148 yards. Jaguars senior tailback Elton Taylor rushed for 79 yards and scored four touchdowns.

The Red Raiders were looking to snap a three-game losing skid and came out with a purpose in the first quarter, taking the ball on their opening possession and driving 64 yards in 12 plays. Lee converted three third downs with Jordan Printers finally putting the finishing touches on it with a 1-yard blast. Leonel Coreas' PAT made it 7-0 with 8:37 left in the first quarter.

Lee's defense than forced a three-and-out with Horn quick-kicking on fourth and short to pin REL back at its own 10. The Red Raiders converted one third down but then punted back to Horn at the Jaguars 43.

Robison needed three pass plays to tie the game with Roberson catching a 36-yard scoring strike.

Lee responded in kind with Wickware breaking loose for 27 yards on first down followed by a 32-yard touchdown run by Amie. On the run, Amie went to the right, before reversing field all the way back to the left and racing away from everyone. Coreas gave REL a 14-7 lead with 4:27 left in the first quarter.

Horn used two REL penalties to move down the field with Robison connecting with Emerson for a 15-yard touchdown to the tie game back up.

REL, undeterred, drove 84 yards in 14 plays. The Red Raiders converted three third downs on this drive as well before Wickware punctuated it with a 10-yard scoring run to help give REL a 21-14 lead with 10:39 remaining in the half.

The remaining featured three-straight touchdown drives by Horn with REL not gaining another first down until a penalty with four seconds remaining. It gave Lee an untimed down, but Amie's pass in the end zone from the Horn 19 fell incomplete to make the score 35-21 at halftime.

The Jaguars were receiving the ball first to start the second half, so it was imperative for Lee to keep Horn out of the end zone.

The third quarter featured three Horn touchdown drives interspersed with two Lee three-and-outs on offense. The first because of a sack and the second because dropped pass that could've been a touchdown.

When the Red Raiders moved the chains for the first time in the second half on a 31-yard run with under 1:48 left in the third quarter, Lee's deficit had grown to 56-21.

Lee went scored on its next two possessions with Amie taking it himself from a yard out and Donerick McCray finding pay-dirt on a 32-yard run.

The Red Raiders return to the fray on Oct. 14 against Mesquite back at E.H. Hanby Stadium.



District 11-6A

Mesquite Horn 63, Robert E. Lee 35

E.H. Hanby Stadium

Robert E. Lee   14 7 0 14 — 35

Mesquite Horn 14 21 21 7 — 63

First Quarter

REL—Jordan Printers 1 run (Leonel Coreas kick), 8:37

MH—Reggie Roberson 36 pass from Chris Robison (Jacob Tellez kick), 4:56

REL—Chance Amie 32 run (Coreas kick), 4:27

MH—Breon Emerson 15 pass from Robison (Tellez kick), 2:35

Second Quarter

REL—LaDarius Wickware 10 run (Coreas kick), 10:39

MH—Elton Taylor 14 run (Tellez kick), 9:48

MH—Emerson 28 pass from Robison (Tellez kick), 5:34

MH—Taylor 7 run (Tellez kick), 1:55

Third Quarter

MH—Taylor 1 run (Tellez kick), 9:43

MH—Placido Isaac 17 pass from Robison (Tellez kick), 6:20

MH—Taylor 7 run (Tellez kick), 1:57

Fourth Quarter

REL—Amie 1 run (Coreas kick), 10:57

MH—Jermaine Givens 14 run (Tellez kick), 3:11

REL—Donerick McCray 32 run (Coreas kick), 1:32



First Downs 24 33

Rushes-Yards 48-342 41-298

Passing Yards 76 295

Comp.-Att.-Int. 7-20-1 16-20-0

Punts-Avg. 4-31.7 2-40

Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0

Penalties-Yards 11-115 12-125


RUSHING—Robert E. Lee, LaDarius Wickware 19-154, Chance Amie 15-80, Donerick McCray 7-76, Jordan Printers 7-32. Mesquite Horn, Elton Taylor 13-79, Cornell Caldwell 13-101, Jermaine Givens 8-56, Chris Robison 4-31, David Fasanya 2-25, Reggie Roberson 1-6.

PASSING—Robert E. Lee, Amie 7-20-1 76. Mesquite Horn, Robison 14-18-0 259, Givens 2-2-0 36.

RECEIVING—Robert E. Lee, Isaiah Davison 4-68, Printers 1-6, Rhett Parker 1-4, McCray 1-(minus 2). Mesquite Horn, Breon Emerson 9-148, Placido Isaac 3-73, Roberson 2-56, Taylor 1-11, Katrell Blakely.


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