Scots Start Fast, Never Let Up In Win Over Mesquite Poteet

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Highland Park’s Carter McDade can’t haul a pass in as Poteet’s Nathaniel Gaines defends.
(Staff photo: Chris McGathey)

In a game that could very well end up deciding the District 10-4A championship, the Highland Park Scots were at their very best.

Quarterback Brooks Burgin threw for 345 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 89 yards and two more scores to lead the Scots to an impressive 41-26 victory over previously unbeaten Mesquite Poteet on Friday night at Highlander Stadium.

Highland Park (5-1, 3-0) raced out to a 28-0 lead and never looked back. Coming into the game, the Pirates (5-1, 2-1) were averaging 49.4 points per game.

“I’ve seen our guys do this so many times,” Scots head coach Randy Allen said. “They know what’s at stake. They prepare and they play harder and better than you think they can. They’ve improved by leaps and bounds the last five weeks. They’re believing and they’re confident. This was an outstanding football team we were playing. Brooks was phenomenal tonight.”

Highland Park has a short week to get ready for a trip to West Mesquite (3-3, 3-0) next Thursday at Memorial Stadium.

3 thoughts on “Scots Start Fast, Never Let Up In Win Over Mesquite Poteet

  • October 12, 2013 at 10:06 am

    HP comes out of an ugly game with Poteet looking classy all around. Poteet’s players pull helmets off Scots players, spear them and make late hits, plus their band and drill team performed to their fans rather than the home side – no one does that! Scots play a clean game and WIN, plus the Belles put in a stellar performance despite the music cutting out and Poteet’s team running on and their band starting up while they are still dancing. Wow – our coaches and directors are doing something right with these kids.

  • October 12, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    HP football team did a great job and keep up the good work

  • October 12, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    @SummerBabaMama – that is pathetic on Poteet’s part. I have played then seen the visiting team perform to the ‘visitor’ stands in the playoffs but never during the regular season. The spearing, helmet ripping and dog pile shenanigans is usually done by Seagoville, McKinney, etc. Normally Mesquite schools play hard through the whistle but never resorted to that cheap crap. Wonder if the new coach at Poteet has something to do with the mentality of the players and school.
    The best was always posing for pictures after a victory with their signs that read ‘Trash Beats Cash’


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