Quez Allen + Paris Clinch 13-3A Title With 48-20 Win Over Liberty-Eylau
PARIS -- Paris sophomore quarterback Quez Allen ran for 203 yards and three touchdowns to go with 81 passing yards as the Wildcats rolled to a 48-20 victory over the Liberty-Eylau Leopards in the District 13-3A championship game at Wildcat Stadium in Paris.
It’s the third consecutive district title for Paris (6-4, 5-0), which will likely face Crandall next week in the bi-district round of the Class 3A Division I playoffs. Liberty-Eylau (6-4, 4-1) will face Kaufman in the opening round of the same bracket.
Allen capped the Wildcats’ first offensive drive with a 10-yard run at the end of a 10-play drive to give his team a 7-0 lead. That drive set the tone for the Wildcats, who added another on the first play of their second possession when sophomore running back Dren Rollerson reached the end zone on a 47-yard scamper.
The Wildcats held a double-digit lead for the remainder of the game.
Liberty-Eylau cut Paris’ lead to 17-6 when DQ Steels caught a short screen pass from Javon Rigsby and took it 30 yards for the touchdown. But that was as close as the Leopards could get.
Shundarrious Woodson and Cordarrius Hill added touchdown runs for the Wildcats, who racked up 456 yards of total offense. Blake Beshirs booted five PATs and a 38-yard field goal.
Steels led the Leopards’ offense with 58 rushing yards and 30 receiving yards.
Rigsby was 13-for-31 through the air for 168 yards and two touchdowns. His remaining touchdown was a 50-yard bomb to Keith Wynkoop.
Davion Hall caught four passes for 44 yards and scored on a three-yard run.
Paris had three turnovers (two fumbles and an interception), while Liberty-Eylau had two (two fumbles, one of which went through the back of the end zone for a safety).