10/10/14: (#12) Cedar Hill 45; Duncanville 31

Pre-Game
Coach Joey McGuire has the defending state champs and they are loaded.  Last year’s 5A coach of the year (DC) has gone 107-35 in 11 years at Cedar Hill and won two state championships.  DC is predicting Katy vs Cedar Hill III in the state championship game with Katy coming out on top, although the Longhorns are picked to win tonight by 24.  Duncanville has had a pretty exciting season so far.  They have won two games with 4th quarter comebacks and had two more games where they mounted big 4th quarter comebacks, but ran out of time.  Duncanville leads this series 46-22.

Game Summary
This was a rivalry game and it was obvious with how chippy the game was.  The officiating crew wore their arms out throwing flags and still had several blown calls.  Duncanville rotated quarterbacks and both struggled to be accurate.  When they were accurate their receivers dropped the ball.  They combined for a 42% completion rate.  The inconsistancy wasn’t enough to overcome Cedar Hill’s dominate rushing attack (349 yds, 11.6 yds per carry) and defense (8 sacks)

Highlights/Lowlights

Seeing a nationally ranked recruit live up to his billing (DaMarkus Lodge and Richard Moore)

The Duncanville pressbox has 3 sound effects and they must have used them at least 15 times each.  Less is more!

Players to Watch

CH – WR DaMarkus Lodge
Stat Line: 4-32 yds, 2 TDs, rush 1-67 yds, TD, pass 1-1-0 for 49 yds, TD

CH – LB Richard Moore (committed to Texas A&M)
Stat Line: 7 tackles (2 sacks, TFL)

CH – DB Darrell Miller (committed to Tennessee)
Stat Line: 4 tackles

CH – QB Justin McMillan (commited to LSU)
Stat Line: 12-20-0 for 106 yds, 3 TDs, rush 1-4

CH – RB Ara’Cedric Ware (committed to USC)
Stat Line: 19-204 yds, TD

CH – RB Denvre Daniels
Stat Line: rush 5-42 yds; rec 4-29 yds, TD; PR 1-0 yds, Fum

CH – ATH Jaylon Jackson*
Stat Line: rush 4-32 yds

CH – WR D’Aundrey Bradley
Stat Line: 2-31 yds

CH – G Randy Crystian
Stat Line: Line averaged 11.6 yds per carry and gave up 0 sacks

CH – DE Trevis Gipson
Stat Line: 2. 5 tackles

CH – TE Kobe Idumwonyi

D – LB Za’Carrius Green (committed to Oklahoma State)
Stat Line: 3 tackles (TFL)

D – LB Corey Smith
Stat Line: 3 tackles

D – DT Sami Awad
Stat Line: Tackle

MVPs
Cedar Hill – WR DaMarkus Lodge
Duncanville – WR Kevin Bell; 7-133 yds

Scoring Summary

First Quarter
CH – 37 yard run by Ara’Cedric Ware (PAT missed)
CH – 49 yard pass from DaMarkus Lodge to Elija Moore (PAT)

Second Quarter
CH – 25 yard field goal by Brooks Ralph
D – 26 yard field goal by Eric Carrasco
CH – 67 yard run by DaMarkus Lodge (PAT)
D – 9 yard pass from Michael Myers to Xavier Brown (PAT)
CH – 27 yard pass from Justin McMillan to Denvre Daniels (2pt pass from Elijah Moore to Justin McMillan)
D – 4 yard pass from Michael Myers to Le’Arious Allen (PAT)

Third Quarter
CH – 13 yard pass from Justin McMillan to DaMarkus Lodge (PAT)
D – 41 yard pass from Trevon McWilliams to Le’Arious Allen (PAT)

Fourth Quarter
CH – 1 yard pass from Justin McMillan to DaMarkus Lodge (PAT)
D – 2 yard run by Stedman Lanigan (PAT)

Attendees
Brett L
Jay W

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October 10, 2014: David’s Seafood Grill

Knowing that we were headed to Duncanville, I texted a friend who had lived there for years and asked for a recommendation.  He told us we had to go to David’s Seafood Grill.  I was expecting a hole in the wall, but we pulled into a strip mall that had all kinds of restaurant franchises and David’s fit into the local area.  The inside of the restaurant was put together so well, I was afraid I had just walked into a $30+ meal.  I was relieved when we looked at the menu and saw that the prices were pretty affordable.  We tried the stuffed fish and a linguini that had chicken and sausage.  Both entrees were fantastic!  I rarely order dessert at a restaurant, but the food was so good, we decided to try the bread pudding and the creme brulee.  Those were out of this world as well!

Texas Tour score: 10/10