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Duncanville thumps Skyline, enters Texas high school football game of year undefeated

Nationally ranked Panthers blow out district foe Skyline 49-3 on Thursday at home; Nationally ranked DeSoto, the No. 2 team in Texas, looms ahead.

Duncanville will enter the Texas high school football game of the year undefeated.

The nationally ranked Panthers (6-0, 4-0), the top ranked team in Texas, built an early lead and didn't look back in a 49-3 win over Skyline (3-4, 2-2) on Thursday in a District 11-6A matchup

Duncanville's vaunted defense held Skyline to 51 total yards, while its offense unleashed 446 yards  — with 235 passing yards coming from SMU-committed quarterback Keelon Russell.

LSU commit Caden Durham had 98 rushing yards and two touchdowns on eight carries for the Panthers. 

The win gives Duncanville an undefeated record entering a much-awaited October 27 showdown with DeSoto, the state's No. 2 ranked team.

Scroll down for a game thread with highlights and notable moments.



-- Running clock, engaged.


-- Fumble in the endzone - recovered by Duncanville's Kadavion Dotson-Walker for touchdown. The lead builds. (Duncanville, 49-3 4:23)

-- JaQuaylon Armstrong ran seven yards for a Duncanville touchdown to cap a nine-play, 67-yard drive. (Duncanville, 42-3 | 7:15)


-- Holy smokes. In the final seconds of the half, Keelon Russell sent a Hail Mary into the endzone into a sea of defenders and Panthers tight end Zach Turner somehow hauled it in for the touchdown. (Duncanville, 34-3)

-- Off night for Keelon Russell — and he's 10 of 12 passing for 173 yards and a touchdown. The SMU commit threw an interception and coughed up a fumble in the first half. 

-- Durham logs his second of the night, running in four yards to put the Panthers up four scores. (Duncanville, 28-3 | 9:46)


-- Kevin Ford Jr. scoop and score! The 4-star sophomore linebacker ran it back 1 yards. (Duncanville, 21-3 | 5:19)

-- Panthers linebacker Nehemiah Borner hauled a pick-six back untouched for an easy six to put top-ranked D'Ville up two scores. (Duncanville, 14-3 | 6:06)

-- Caden Durham makes a house call! The LSU-committed running back took off for a 48-yard touchdown midway through the first. (Duncanville, 7-3 | 1Q)

The run puts Durham past 500 yards on the season.

-- Keelon Russell throws a pick on the opening drive and Skyline makes Duncanville pay with a field goal. Underdogs strike first. (Skyline, 3-0 | 1Q)

-- Last week, Duncanville put up 44 points in the first half and triggered a running clock second half in a 51-0 win over Mansfield. Re-live that game here.

-- Game has yet to kick. Both teams are warming up.


-- Andy Buhler | | @sblivetx

Lead photo by Robbie Rakestraw