Recap: Cedar Hill (TX) beats #5 DeSoto (TX)

by Jeff Fisher

Cedar Hill High School Longhorn footballIt’s hard to believe that defense made a difference in Thursday night’s 65-42 Cedar Hill over #5 DeSoto in the Battle of the Beltway in southwest Texas, but it did.

DeSoto led the Longhorns 35-28 after the half, but Cedar Hill’s defense stiffened in the second half, only allowing one Eagle touchdown as the Longhorns moved to 4-0 in District 8-6A.  Running back Aca’cedric Ware gave Cedar Hill the lead for good in the third quarter when he scored on a touchdown run that gave the Longhorns a 45-42 lead.

The Cedar Hill offense was led by Ware who rushed for 145 yards on 26 carries and four touchdowns.  DaMarkus Lodge totaled 235 receiving yards with three touchdowns.

The Longhorn victory gave Cedar Hill its first victory over DeSoto since 2009. The two teams have split the last eight meetings with each winning four times.


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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.