Rockwall, Texas – In a breathtaking faceoff at the Wilkerson-Sanders Memorial Stadium, the Rockwall Yellowjackets showcased an outstanding performance, seizing a last-moment 35-31 victory over the visiting Mesquite Horn. This spectacular match on Friday kept spectators at the edge of their seats and solidified the Yellowjackets’ unbeaten streak in District 10-6A.
Ashten Emory’s 62-yard catch-and-run in the waning moments set up Rockwall (2-0, 5-1) for the game-winning touchdown with just 12 seconds left on the clock as the Jackets remained undefeated in District 10-6A with a thrilling 35-31 victory over visiting Mesquite Horn on Friday.
Despite overcoming an initial 14-0 setback, Horn (0-2, 3-3) took the lead, thanks to a 38-yard touchdown run by Levon Morton. With less than two minutes left, it seemed as though the Jaguars were all set to claim victory. But Emory’s impeccable performance on the night, amassing 152 yards rushing, including a memorable 49-yard score, and another 78 yards receiving, stole the show for Rockwall.
Landyn Locke’s 226 passing yards, two touchdowns, and a match-sealing 1-yard touchdown after Emory’s decisive play, highlighted Rockwall’s resilience. Though the Jackets had difficulty defending against the rapid Morton, who recorded 247 yards and scored both ground and aerial touchdowns, their offense was relentless.
Starting strong, Rockwall extended its advantage to 14-0 midway through the second quarter when quarterback Mason Marshall connected with Jackson Stoner for a 13-yard touchdown. Nonetheless, Horn proved they were no pushovers, inching closer with a 6-yard catch by Morton right before halftime.
With continuous touchdowns exchanged between the two squads in the last quarter, Emory’s 49-yard touchdown run gave Rockwall a temporary lead before Horn counterattacked within 26 seconds to go ahead 31-28.
Marshall’s stats were commendable, achieving four of eight passing for 69 yards, and receivers Young and Kai Helton each secured three catches, accumulating 60 yards individually. Although the Jackets’ defense did restrict Horn to a mere 57 aerial yards, they relinquished an enormous 405 yards on the ground.
Rockwall Yellowjackets is neck-and-neck with North Forney, next challenge is Royse City
In the current league standings, Rockwall is neck-and-neck with North Forney (2-0, 6-0). Their next challenge? Royse City (0-1, 2-3) on the coming Friday, which would be a precursor to the highly anticipated clash against North Forney on Oct. 13, especially after North Forney’s recent victory against Royse City with a scoreline of 33-26.
Previously, Rockwall Yellowjackets played against Rockwall-Heath and secured a 38-22 victory.