Forney High School scored 10 unanswered points in the second half to go on and win 16-7 over Terrell High School on Friday, Sept. 20 at City Bank Stadium in Forney.
Terrell’s (1-3, 1-1) lone score of the night came on a two-yard touchdown run by Terrell junior quarterback Tommy Steward to make the score 7-6 with 57 second left before halftime. The play before, Steward completed an 83-yard pass to Terrell senior running back Dee Dee George to set up the touchdown run by Steward.
Forney (2-2, 1-1) scored first with an eight-yard touchdown run by junior running back Jayln Phillips to put the Jackrabbits up 6-0 with 6:06 remaining in the first quarter.
Phillips finished the game with 140 yards rushing on 24 carries. The Forney score was set up after Terrell fumbled on the kick-off to give Forney a short field.
Forney went up 9-7 after Colby Ortega made a 47-yard with 4:17 left in the third quarter.
Phillips scored his second touchdown of the night after a five-yard run to put Forney up 16-7 with 1:02 left in the game.
Steward completed 3-of-6 passing for 102 yards. Terrell sophomore running back Jarrius Scruggs carried 18 times for 97 yards. George carried the ball 16 times for 75 yards and also had two receptions for 97 yards.
Terrell senior Jaquavious Morris led the team in tackles with 27. Terrell junior Shane Harris had 14 total tackles. Terrell senior Khalid Johnson had 13 tackles.
For Forney, senior Campbell Anderson was 6-of-13 for 22 yards. Forney Junior Ndzishangong led the team in tackles with 13.
Forney finished the game with 17 first downs and 273 total yards. Terrell finished the game with 12 first downs and 256 total yards.
The Class 5A-2 Region II District 8 football standings are: Corsicana 2-0, Royse City 2-0, Ennis 2-0, North Forney 1-1, Forney 1-1, Terrell 1-1, Greenville 0-1, Sulphur Springs 0-3 and Kaufman 0-2.
Terrell played Ennis on Friday, Sept. 27 at Terrell Memorial Stadium.