Top 100: No. 5 Duncanville advances to Texas high school football quarterfinals by beating No. 66 Arlington Martin

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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.

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.

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