Duncanville’s drive for its first Texas high school football state championship since 1998 is still chugging along. Friday, the Panthers, ranked No. 5 in the High School Football America 100 national rankings, beat No. 66 Arlington Martin 45-17. Duncanville advances to the Class 6A Division I Region I final where it will meet the winner of Saturdays’s semifinal game between No. 21 Southlake Carroll and Midland Lee.
Junior wide receiver Roderick Daniels had a huge game. Daniels finished with 161 yards of total offense — 98 rushing, 63 receiving.
Check out this great catch by Duncanville’s Roderick Daniels, who does an amazing job of getting a toe inbounds. #txhsfb @SportsDayHS @Duncanville_Fb @DuncanvilleISD @dctf @ihss_dfw @Martin_Football @ArlingtonISD @AISDSportsInfo pic.twitter.com/ToJS92fCAY— Greg Riddle (@DMNGregRiddle) November 29, 2019
Duncanville improves to 13-0 and will play in the regional final next week for the third time in four years. Martin finishes 11-2, losing in the regional semifinals for the for the seventh time in ten years. The Warriors are 1-7 in regional semis in the last decade.
Duncanville QB Ja’Quinden Jackson, a Texas-recruit, scored three touchdowns on the ground, finishing with 164 yards on 16 carries.
.@TexasFootball commit Ja’Quinden Jackson has taken over. This 57-yard TD run gives him 157 yards and three touchdowns rushing as Duncanville leads Arlington Martin 38-17 early fourth quarter. #txhsfb @SportsDayHS @Duncanville_Fb @dctf @ihss_dfw @DuncanvilleISD @Martin_Football pic.twitter.com/r7k6NFxE6m— Greg Riddle (@DMNGregRiddle) November 29, 2019