Tyler Lee Notches Third-Straight Win WIth 48-21 Defeat of North Garland
GARLAND -- A midseason hot streak has the Tyler Lee Red Raiders right in the thick of a playoff race, which was strengthened with a 48-21 win over North Garland at Williams Stadium on Saturday.
The game was originally scheduled for Friday night in Tyler, but heavy rain and lightning forced the teams to postpone action and change venues.
Tyler Lee (4-4, 3-2), which dropped its first two District 11-6A contests, currently sits tied with Sachse (6-2, 3-2) and Garland (5-3, 3-2) for third place in the district standings with two weeks remaining in the regular season.
The Red Raiders play at district-leading Rockwall (5-3, 4-0) next Friday night, before ending with last-place Garland Naaman Forest (0-8, 0-5) on Nov. 5.
Lee senior running back Tavon Wesley led the Red Raiders' effort Saturday with 107 yards and two touchdowns on 13 rushing attempts. Senior quarterback Zach Hall passed for 107 yards and a touchdown, and added 95 yards and a score on the ground.
Dante Johnson and Tyrec Grayson added touchdown runs, while Mason Parker was on the receiving end of Hall's scoring pass.
The Red Raiders' defense, which has struggled for most of the season, held North Garland (3-5, 1-4) to 216 total yards of offense and forced two turnovers. The 21 points allowed were the fewest Lee's allowed this season.