District 11-6A may be the toughest in Texas. Three teams entered this past week undefeated in district play, Duncanville, DeSoto, and Cedar Hill, and all three ranked in the top 11 in the state. The district battle got a bit more clear after Cedar Hill gave DeSoto their first loss.
The DeSoto Eagles came into the game as the slight favorites. In our online poll, 63% of you picked DeSoto. But, Cedar Hill has been impressive this year, climbing up the top 25 rankings, and they had plenty of people picking them to beat DeSoto for the third year in a row. The game did not disappoint. The two teams put on an offensive battle.
The first half was a back and forth battle. Cedar Hill QB Kaidon Salter, a Tennessee commit, had a great first half. He had four total touchdowns in the first half, 2 rushing and 2 passing, finding Jayden Moore and Kevin Young for touchdowns. The Cedar Hill Longhorns took a 28-20 lead into halftime.
The offenses continued to put up big yards in the second half, though both defenses made a few stops. DeSoto QB Samari Collier got the passing game rolling in the second half, but the Longhorns made key stops when they needed to. Cedar Hill was up 42-35 in the fourth when Salter scored on a 48 yard touchdown to ice the game. The Eagles would score late, but it was not enough. Cedar Hill held on and won 49-42.
Kaidon Salter ended with 6 total touchdowns, 4 rushing and 2 passing. He threw for 206 yards and ran for 167 yards. He will lead the Longhorns next week against Duncanville for the district championship next week. Duncanville, is 4-1, with their one loss being to the nation’s number one team, IMG Academy. They are coming off of a 74-21 win over Hewitt Midway. DeSoto will take on Hewitt Midway next week as they look to improve to 5-1.
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