In a key District 8-5A game, Royse City pulled away in the 2nd half to defeat North Forney by a count of 37-20.
With the victory, Royse City improves to 5-4 overall and 4-3 in District 8-5A play.
North Forney falls to 3-6 overall and 2-5 in District action.
North Forney took an early 7-0 lead on a 7-yard TD run by Jacob Soto. But, then, Royse City scored 16 straight first half points to build a 16-7 advantage. The points came on a defensive safety, a 30-yard TD run by Bryce Martinez, and a 23-yard TD pass from Tyson Oliver to Payton Petroff.
Then, late in the first half, North Forney was able to close the deficit to 16-14 via a 22-yard TD pass from Jacob Acuna to Chris Bellamy.
At half time, Royse City led 16-14.
In the 2nd half, Royse City took control of the game as they out scored North Forney 21-6. The TD’s in the 2nd half for Royse City came in the following order on a 3-yard run by Payton Petroff, an 18-yard run by Bryce Martinez, and a 17-yard run by Payton Petroff.
The only points for North Forney in the 2nd half came on a 25-yard TD pass from Jacob Acuna to Dejuan Johnson.
Also, Royse City’s Thatcher Davis intercepted 2 North Forney passes in the game.
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
North Forney 7 7 0 6 20
Royse City 9 7 7 14 37
NF: 7- yard TD Run by Jacob Soto (Carlos Rodriguez PAT Good)
RC: 30-yard TD Run by Bryce Martinez (PAT Good)
RC: 23-yard TD pass from Tyson Oliver to Payton Petroff (PAT Good)
NF: 22-yard TD Pass from Jacob Acuna to Chris Bellamy (Carlos Rodriguez PAT Good)
RC: 3-yard TD Run by Payton Petroff (PAT Good
RC: 18-yard TD Run by Bryce Martinez (PAT Good)
NF: 25-yard TD pass from Jacob Acuna to DeJuan Johnson (2-Point Conversion Attempt No Good)
RC: 17-yard TD Run by Payton Petroff (PAT Good)
1st Downs 16 16
Rushing 38-100 52-255
Passing 155 49
Total 255 304
Penalties 4-40 5-58
Punts 5-30.4 5-41.6
Turnovers 2 0
Rushing NF: Jacob Soto 19 carries for 65 yards and 1 TD. RC: Bryce Martinez 24 carries for 112 yards and 2 TD’s and Payton Petroff 13 carries for 67 yards and 2 TD’s.
Passing: NF: Jacob Acuna 17 of 23 for 155 yards with 2 TD’s and 2 Interceptions. RC: Tyson Oliver 5 of 5 for 49 yards and 1 TD.
Receiving: NF: Chris Bellamy 8 receptions for 86 yards and 1 TD and DeJuan Johnson 3 receptions for 48 yards and 1 TD. RC: Payton Petroff 2 receptions for 35 yards
and 1 TD.