Rangers Roll Past Irving, Into HP Showdown

By Bryan Montgomery / Contributor

Jesuit Dallas rumbled for 408 rushing yards and seven rushing touchdowns en route to a 56-7 win over Irving on Friday at Ranger Stadium.

The Rangers saw five separate members of the running back corps score a touchdown as Jesuit averaged 10 yards per carry and erupted for five touchdown runs of 35 yards or more.

The romp sets up a showdown next week between the Rangers (4-1, 3-0) and Highland Park (4-0, 2-0) in a battle of unbeaten rivals in District 7-6A. It will be the first meeting in football between the schools since Jesuit joined the UIL in 2003.

Charlie Schmidt finished Friday’s game with three total touchdowns, rushing for two scores on a team-high 11 carries for 92 yards and adding a 60-yard touchdown pass to Cooper Cutler in the second quarter.

Jake Musso recorded Jesuit’s longest touchdown run of the game, a 76-yard breakaway run in the first quarter. Musso finished the contest with a team-high 140 rushing yards on five carries, adding a second touchdown in the third quarter on a 38-yard scamper.

Zane Williams scored his first varsity touchdown on a 43-yard rush, closing out the game with 60 yards on seven carries. Cameron Martin added a 30-yard touchdown of his own, finishing the game with 52 yards on eight touches. Willis Zemanek scored his second touchdown of the season on a nine-yard scamper.

Blake Miller led the defense with eight tackles as the Rangers forced a pair of turnovers by the Tigers (1-3, 0-2). Ashton Krug forced a fumble that was recovered by Fredrick Lucky, and Tristen Bird pieced together a strong performance with an interception and blocked field goal.

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