Rematches, a chance for someone to right a wrong, a shot at redemption, the chance to put away a foe permanently and the planting of a seed that grows into a competitive rivalry. Such is the case for the 6A powerhouses that are Cedar Hill and DeSoto who will be meeting for the second time this season, this time in AT&T Stadium.
DeSoto (13-0), who has longed to claim the state title, is coming off a spectacular comeback game against Abilene in which two touchdowns in the final three minutes were needed to continue their march towards the title. Cedar Hill (11-2), behind a punishing ground game, was able to blow past Mansfield 56-28 and now presents a different challenge to DeSoto who beat Cedar Hill 33-18 in their first meeting this year.
Both teams are different from their counterparts in September, and have their sights set on a state semifinal appearance. Of course prolific quarterbacks Shawn Robinson and Avery Davis have continued to play at the high level in the playoffs that’s proven the validity their future college destinations. Charleston Rambo and KD Nixon are game changers that could easily swing momentum towards their respective team with big play capability.
Both field generals have put up remarkable numbers in addition to having a surrounding cast absolutely loaded with talent. To be the signal caller of a talented squad the likes of Cedar Hill and DeSoto can be an issue in itself but somehow Davis and Robinson have been able to be the leaders of their offenses and spread the ball around and at the same time use their individual talents. To put in perspective their individual production, in the playoffs alone Robinson has passed for 784 yards and five touchdowns while he has rushed for 367 yards and four touchdowns. His counterpart Davis has passed for 800 yards and nine touchdowns while rushing for 160 yards and three touchdowns.
The winner of this game awaits the victor of the Klein Collins and Westfield game. The game is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. and is game three of four in AT&T Stadium on Saturday.
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