Plano 33, Hebron 6: Final score.
- Plano seems to have iced its 715th all-time victory, making it the second winningest program in state history and tied with Amarillo as the winningest Class 5A program. Although, many would point out all those victories didn’t take place in Class 5A. Plano has won state titles in five classifications.
- Plano 33, Hebron 6: Kevin Merrill 1-yard touchdown run set up by Murat Kuzu’s 22-yard run to the Hebron 6. 7:28 left.
- Plano 26, Hebron 6: Punt snapped out of end zone for safety. 10:06 left to play.
- Plano 24, Hebron 6: Murat Kuzu 56-yard touchdown run. 11:19 left.
Stats through third quarter:
- Plano 17, Hebron 6: End of third quarter.
- Murat Kuzu now has 112 yards on 12 offensive touches with 3:26 left in third quarter. He went over 100 yards on a 36-yard reception.
- Plano 17, Hebron 6: Defense gets key stop with 4:58 left in third quarter.
- Plano 17, Hebron 6: Blair Burns 96-yard kickoff return for touchdown. 11:45 left in third quarter. In three games against Hebron, Plano has got a kickoff return for touchdown in all three games. They were by Rex Burkhead in 2008, Kevin Merrill in 2009 and Blair Burns tonight.
- First half recap: Plano’s offense was slow to get started, but Murat Kuzu gave it a spark with a 44-yard run for its initial first down with 4:30 left. Connor Michelsen scored on the next play to put Plano up, 7-3. Chris Moore added to the lead with a 22-yard field goal with 29 seconds left. Hebron closed the halftime margin to 10-6 with Kurt Walker’s second field goal with 1 second left. Plano had just 17 yards on its first four series and 130 on its last two. At halftime, the district’s second-leading offense has been limited to 136 yards. Plano gets the ball to open the second half.
- Unofficial halftime defensive leaders: Collin Brence 4 tackles, Zach Laures 4 tackles, Matt Johnson 3 tackles and interception.
- Plano East 29, Plano West 0 (halftime)
- Flower Mound 30, FM Marcus 14 (halftime)
- Allen 35, Lewisville 0 (halftime)
Rushing — Murat Kuzu 4-48, Connor Michelsen 7-6, Clayton Parlin 1-0.
Passing — Connor Michelsen 8-17-0, 93 yards.
Receiving — P: Murat Kuzu 3-18, Steele Hoetger 2-18, Kevin Merrill 2-46, Clayton Parlin 1-11.
- Plano 10, Hebron 6: End of half. Halftime stats coming up.
- Plano 10, Hebron 6: Kurt Walker 40-yard field goal. 0:01 left in first half.
- Plano 10, Hebron 3: Chris Moore 22-yard field goal good with 29 seconds left in first half to cap 12-play, 80-yard drive highlighted by a 34-yard pass from Connor Michelsen to Kevin Merrill.
- Murat Kuzu has 66 of Plano’s 103 yards.
- Plano 7, Hebron 3: Murat Kuzu 44-yard run sets up 1-yard Connor Michelsen 1-yard touchdown run to give Plano lead with 4:10 left in first half. Kuzu’s carry gave Plano its initial first down with 4:30 left. The drive was set up by a Matt Johnson interception.
- Plano still doesn’t have a first down and only 17 yards with less than 7 minutes left in the first half.
- With 8:04 left in first half, Hebron still leads, 3-0. The Hawks offense has been limited to 75 total yards.
First quarter statistics:
- Hebron 3, Plano 0: Kurt Walker 21-yard field goal. 3:37 left in first quarter. Zach Laures has four tackles so far to lead Plano’s defense.
- Plano goes 3-and-out. Hebron will take over after punt.
- Plano gets defensive stop. Will receive punt to open first offensive series with 9:07 left in first quarter.
- Hebron will receive to open the first half. Kickoff will take place shortly. Of note, tonight is “pinkout” for the Planoettes, benefitting the Susan G. Komen For The Cure.
- Kickoff is a little more than an hour away here in a rare Plano Wildcats appearance at Tom Kimbrough Stadium. Tonight’s game features one of the district’s best offenses against a top defense. Hebron (3-1, 1-0) is ranked second in offense in District 8-5A with an average of 43.5 points scored and 508.5 yards per game. Plano (3-1, 0-1) is ranked second defensively by allowing an average of 15.7 points scored and 273.2 yards per game. Plano is ranked last in district offense, but could have a chance to break out against the sixth-ranked defense. Of note, Plano can move into a tie for the most all-time wins in Class 5A with its 715th victory tonight. Amarillo (715) currently leads Plano by one win, but is on a bye this week.