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ARLINGTON, TX- Under the retractable roof of AT&T Stadium, the second game of a triple header took place between the Lake Dallas Falcons(7-4) and the North Forney Falcons(9-2). Both teams put up an excellent fight but in the end North Forney was just too much for them in a 50-20 win.

North Forney started the game from their own 34 yard line after receiving the opening kick. They would waste no time getting to work as quarterback Colby Suits hit Jordan Carroll from 21 yards out to take a 7-0 lead early. Lake Dallas would fail on fourth down on their drive but the defense would hold North Forney to just a field goal to make it 10-0.

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North Forney would score again on their next possession on a 1 yard keeper by Colby Suits to make it 17-0. With Lake Dallas facing the sun shining through the glass doors on the west endzone, Lake Dallas quarterback Ryan Depperschmidt threw an interception that was returned to the 45 yard line to end the first quarter.

North Forney took advantage of the Lake Dallas turnover as Suits threw to Jackson Ennels from 21 yards out but after a bad snap on the extra point, the score remained 23-0. Both teams traded punts before Colby Suits would do it again, This time to Jaydyn Barrall from 26 yards out to make it 30-0.

It appeared that Lake Dallas was going to get on the board before halftime but Depperschmidt’s pass was intercepted by Willie Thomas who took it all the way back to midfield just before the first half ended.

North Forney started the second half off hot. After causing a Lake Dallas punt, Suits hit Jordan Carroll for a 78 yard touchdown to make it 37-0. Lake Dallas was finally able to get a drive going after that. They drove 75 yards down the field capped off by a Ryan Depperschmidt 10 yard keeper. But the extra point missed left to keep the score at 37-6.

After forcing another North Forney punt, Lake Dallas drove down the field and scored on a 12 yard keeper by Depperschmidt to make it 37-12. But North Forney would respond on a 10 yard pass to Jackson Ennels to make it 44-12 at the start of the fourth quarter.

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Two plays into the Lake Dallas drive, Depperschmidt hit Brandon Engel who took it 66 yards for a touchdown. Depperschmidt would run it in for the two point conversion to make the score 44-20 with under 10 minutes left. Lake Dallas then recovered the onside kick.

However they would eventually fail on fourth down giving the ball back to North Forney. Suits would cap off their drive with a pass to Barclay Ford for 12 yards to make it 50-20. After stopping Lake Dallas one last time, North Forney ran out the clock on the Lake Dallas season.

“We have to remember that we’re ready no matter what happens.” Quarterback Colby Suits said after the win. “We came and played on the biggest stage and did what we do. So I think we’re always ready.”

Lake Dallas ends their season with a record of 7-5 after the loss. North Forney improves to 10-2 and will face Mansfield Legacy next week at a time and location to be determined.

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