No. 58 Highland Park advances to 3rd Round of Texas high school football playoffs

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Three-time defending Texas high school football champ Highland Park is one step closer to a four-peat. Thursday night, the Scots routed Magnolia 63-28 in the second round of the Class 5A Division I playoffs.

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Highland Park, ranked No. 58 in the High School Football America 100 national rankings, was led by 4-star quarterback Chandler Morris, who earlier this month decommitted from Arkansas after his father Chad Morris was fired. Morris completed 16-of-24 passes for 281 yards and five touchdowns in three quarters of action.

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The win sets-up the possibility of a big High School Football America 100 head-to-head matchup next week. The Scots get the winner Friday’s game between Lone Star, ranked No. 44 in the High School Football America 100, and College Station.

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