Tyler Lee Gives Up 35 Unanswered Points In 11-6A Loss To Sachse
GARLAND -- Tyler Lee needs big games from sophomore quarterback Chance Amie in District 11-6A play.
It got one Thursday in the form of three total touchdowns and 409 individual yards in his first varsity start. Yet it was the same song and different verse for the Red Raiders with a third second half collapse in four games.
Sachse got to breathe easy late in its 66-41 victory at Williams Stadium in Garland. It closed the two teams' league opener with 35 unanswered points.
Quarterback Jalen Mayden threw five touchdown passes of more than 40 yards during the span.
Mayden passed for six touchdowns in total and ran for a seventh on the way to 619 total yards. His favorite target was consensus four-star senior receiver prospect Devin Duvernay, who pulled down three scores and ran in a 75-yard touchdown himself as part of a 294-yard night.
The worst part -- Through six lead changes, Lee led, 41-31, with 7:12 remaining in the third quarter.
Sachse (4-0, 1-0) placed the Red Raiders (1-3, 0-1) in hot water before Amie got going. It forced a Tyler Lee punt, scored a touchdown on a three-play and 51-yard drive, and then Geoffrey Pace hit a 22-yard field goal after a second Lee punt with just six minutes gone in the first quarter.
But Amie began cooking from there in relief of ETSN.fm Preseason Super Team quarterback Zach Hall, who suffered a season-ending knee injury last week against John Tyler.
He found Datavion Thacker on a short pass that Thacker took 32 yards to get the Red Raiders on the board.
Lee's defense allowed just three yards on the ensuing Sachse drive. Amie, running back Tavon Wesley and receiver Mason Parker combined to take the team 89 yards on eight run plays with an Amie touchdown run of five yards.
Sachse regained the lead in the second quarter on a 5-yard score from Mayden, but Makyle Sanders blocked a punt on the next Sachse drive at the 37-yard line and recovered the ball in the end zone to put Lee back on top, 20-17, after a failed PAT kick with 6:18 left in the half.
Quarterback Alex Wilson, in as part of a special package, regained the lead for Sachse. He connected with running back Kelon Wilson for a 40-yard score on a tunnel screen.
Amie found Thacker again for a 52-yard gain on Lee's next snap from scrimmage. That allowed Wesley to punch it in the following play from five yards out for a 27-24 advantage.
Duvernay scored from 75 yards the very next Sachse offensive play.
The teams traded fumbles in the final 90 seconds of the half. Amie capitalized on Sachse's, an 83-yard touchdown pass to Thacker with nine seconds left before halftime and a 34-31 lead.
Sachse's first drive of the second half stalled at Lee's 46-yard line. The Red Raiders drove 90 yards in nine plays with Wesley finishing it off on a 1-yard dive.
Mayden closed the game with throwing scores of 65 yards, 69 yards, 46 yards, 62 yards and 52 yards.
Lee punted three times, lost a possession on a fumble and turned the ball over on downs during the span. It never got closer than the 40-yard line.
With its win, Sachse will be part of a four-way tie for first place at the end of the weekend. The rest of District 11-6A will be in action today.
Lee will try to claw its way back up the early standings in a meeting Thursday against Rowlett at 7 p.m. inside Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium in Tyler.
Sachse moves on to simultaneously play Garland.
Sachse 66, Tyler Lee 41
District 11-6A Game
At Williams Stadium, Garland
Tyler Lee 14 20 7 0 -- 41
Sachse 10 21 21 14 -- 66
SAC--Devin Duvernay 15 pass from Jalen Mayden (Geoffrey Pace kick), 10:13
SAC--Pace 22 field goal, 5:41
LEE--Datavion Thacker 32 pass from Chance Amie (Chris Blas kick), 3:20
LEE--Amie 5 run (Blas kick), :43
SAC--Mayden 5 run (Pace kick), 9:35
LEE--Maykyle Sanders 37 blocked punt recovered in end zone (kick failed), 6:18
SAC--Kelon Wilson 40 pass from Alex Williams (Pace kick), 3:28
LEE--Tavon Wesley 5 run (Blas kick), 3:04
SAC--Devin Duvernay 75 run (Pace kick), 2:44
LEE--Thacker 83 pass from Amie (Blas kick), :09
LEE--Wesley 1 run (Blas kick), 7:12
SAC--Devin Duvernay 65 pass from Mayden (Pace kick), 6:54
SAC--Nate Shelton 69 pass from Mayden (Pace kick), 3:53
SAC--Donovan Duvernay 46 pass from Mayden (Pace kick), 1:45
SAC--Devin Duvernay 62 pass from Mayden (Pace kick), 10:25
SAC--Drue Jackson 52 pass from Mayden (Pace kick), 5:56
First Downs 20 30
Total Yards 515 843
Rushes-Yards 38-183 38-254
Passing Yards 332 589
Comp.-Att.-Int. 15-23-0 32-38-0
Punts-Avg. 6-41.5 2-36.0
Fumbles-Lost 4-2 3-1
Penalties-Yards 7-57 8-85
RUSHING--Tyler Lee, Chance Amie 14-77, Datavion Thacker 5-71, Tavon Wesley 11-41, Tyrec Grayson 3-20, Dante Johnson 1-5, Mason Parker 2-5, TEAM 2-(-6). Sachse, Devin Duvernay 5-79, Kelon Wilson 12-77, Jalen Mayden 12-75, Christian Cole 3-19, Donovan Duvernay 2-17, TEAM 2-(-13).
PASSING--Tyler Lee, Amie 15-23-0--332. Sachse, Mayden 30-36-0--544, Alex Williams 2-2-0--45.
RECEIVING--Tyler Lee, Thacker 3-167, Isjuwan Barker 5-78, Mason Parker 5-48, Johnson 1-23, Weslet 1-16. Sachse, Devin Duvernay 11-215, Wilson 4-106, Nate Shelton 5-99, Donovan Duvernay 4-66, Drue Jackson 1-52, Kameron Steen 7-51, Chris Hill 1-0.