The victory was worth the wait for ESD on Friday, as the Eagles crushed rival St. Mark’s 34-14 for its first win in the series in more than a decade.
Jack Johnson was the workhorse, accumulating 190 yards on 30 carries with four touchdowns as ESD took a 21-0 lead at halftime and never looked back at Jones Stadium.
Winston Guillory tallied 152 receiving yards on six catches, and Thomas Fitts connected with Nakeie Montgomery on a short scoring pass just before halftime. Defense also played a key role for the Eagles (2-0) by forcing four turnovers.
Justin Jones scored both touchdowns for the Lions (1-1), on a long pass from Hyer Thomas to open the second half and a 15-yard run on the final play of the game.
The victory will give ESD momentum heading into a two-game stretch against public-school competition, including a home game against San Augustine next Saturday. The Lions, meanwhile, will open SPC divisional play on Friday at Fort Worth Country Day.
In other area games this week:
Jesuit 42, Plano East 35
Garrett Amy caught three touchdown passes for the second straight week as the Rangers (1-1) prevailed in their home opener. Matt Slovak rushed for 148 yards and a score, while Jaquawan Douglas had 230 yards and three touchdowns for the Panthers (0-2).
TCA-Addison 65, FW All Saints 38
Christian Hutzler threw for 415 yards and six touchdowns, four of which went to Parker Oliver, as the Trojans (1-0) erupted for 662 total yards in their opener. Nahshon Ellerbe added 174 rushing yards, and TCA forced three turnovers by the Saints (0-2).
Hillcrest 30, Lincoln 6
For the second straight week, the Panthers (2-0) took a big early lead and Terrell Haley rushed for more than 100 yards. Meanwhile, Arico Evans threw a touchdown pass to Spencer Torres and the Hillcrest defense held Lincoln (0-2) to 53 passing yards.
W.T. White 20, North Garland 19
A fourth-quarter touchdown pass from Jackson Fults to Travon Barber helped the Longhorns (1-1) rally from a 12-0 halftime deficit against the Raiders (0-2), who have dropped 19 straight. Fults had three scoring passes, including a pair to Dejuan Pullen.
Thomas Jefferson 46, FW Diamond Hill-Jarvis 0
Kendrick Bright rushed for 163 yards and two touchdowns, and passed for two more scores, as the Patriots (1-1) rebounded in a big way after a tough season-opening loss. The Eagles (0-2) suffered their 39th consecutive defeat, including six straight shutouts.
Greenhill 50, The Woodlands John Cooper 23
Greenhill rushed for 393 yards and six touchdowns as a team, with Ryan Bradberry tallying 197 yards and two scores and Jake Hershman adding 151 yards and three scores. The Hornets (1-1) led 37-2 in the third quarter and snapped an eight-game skid.