The DeSoto Eagles had their wins clipped by the Cedar Hill Longhorns muddling the playoffs. Last year DeSoto beat Cedar Hill 47-20.
Cedar Hill quickly unleashed Senior running back Aca’cedric Ware as he averaged 22 yards per carry. Ware continued to bring in yardage for Cedar Hill quickly putting up the game’s first touchdown.
There were several flags on both teams, from holding to false start to unsportsmanlike conduct. The flags were not stopping there though. DeSoto’s Jaylin Nelson ran in a touchdown to rack up 6 points. The 2-point conversion was unsuccessful.
Cedar Hill got the ball back and the first play t Senior Damarkus Lodge caught a 70 yard pass scoring the next touchdown. The successful PAT made the score 14-6.
DeSoto fired back on the return as Sophomore WR Kadarrian Nixon scored with return for 105 yards. They also connected on the 2-point conversion and tied the score at 14-14.
After a rocky drive filled with flags and penalties, Cedar Hill managed to get within goal range. After some miscues Cedar Hill fumbled the ball, bu recovered it and and later scored.
In the early plays of the second quarter DeSoto’s Akile Davis caught a touchdown and tying the score at 21-21.The Eagles turned the tables by doing an onside kick and recovering it. DeSoto put up another touchdown by Larry Nixon who carried it to the end zone. The successful PAT ensured a DeSoto lead with 28-21.The Eagles forced a fumble on the kickoff . A pass to Kadarrian Nixon gave DeSoto an even bigger lead with 35-21 ending the first half.
In the beginning of the third quarter Cedar Hill made a field goal to give them an easy 3 points.. After some flags and a punt, Cedar Hill had the ball back and were looking to end the game. Demarkus Lodge caught a pass and slipped past a few Eagle tacklers to get an 87 yard touchdown making the game 38-35.
DeSoto’s Nelson fired back with a 70 yard touchdown run, scoring DeSoto’s final points of the game. Cedar Hill’s Ware carried for another touchdown, making it 42-45 with Cedar Hill in the lead. Cedar Hill took the game 65-42.
The loss meant Desoto is no longer in control of its playoff path. It all depends on Midlothian and Duncanville now as to which division the Eagles advance to which means the Eagles may not get the opportunity to avenge two playoff defeats by the Allen Eagles.