DeSoto Eagles Homecoming Brings 51-7 Victory Over Irving

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Bryon Hanspard Jr. flies high over defender. (File Photo)

DeSoto Eagles Homecoming Equals Victory

DESOTO—The DeSoto Eagles handed the Irving Tigers their fifth straight loss Friday as the Eagles soared to a 51-7 homecoming win.

For most of the season Head Coach Todd Peterman has been drilling into his defensive squad to play stronger. Friday night they delivered, holding Irving to three first downs and a single touchdown.

DeSoto never allowed Irving to move the ball in any kind of threatening manner. Irving only gained 68 yards the entire game. But to look at the stats it was truly a lopsided affair. In first downs the Eagles racked up 30 to Irving’s 3. In total yards the Eagles amassed 604, to the Tigers’ paltry 68 combined rushing and passing gains.

HIGH FLYING: Jarmarius Marshall leaps high to snag a pass from Shawn Robinson in the end zone to make the score 50—7. The PAT was food. (Photo by Marifer Vega/DeSoto High School)
HIGH FLYING: Jarmarius Marshall leaps high to snag a pass from Shawn Robinson in the endzone to make the score 50—7. (Photo by Marifer Vega/DeSoto High School)

Eagles Backup QB Gets The Ball

In the first half DeSoto scored 38 points. DeSoto starting quarterback Shawn Robinson racked up 180 yards Friday night. Robinson only played one snap in the second quarter; giving more playing time to backup Quarterback Courtney Douglas.

As far as DeSoto’s rushing game goes, the combination of backs Kelan Waker, Richie Washington and Jamonne Williams all had superb games–each breaking the century mark. Running backs Washington and Williams each contributed two touchdowns.

The only Irving touchdown came courtesy of its defense. On a third-and-22 in the second quarter, DeSoto attempted a screen pass. But Irving strong safety Kevin Kirklin jumped the route and intercepted Robinson’s pass, taking the ball 60 yards for a touchdown.

Cockrell Hill Elementary won first place in the float design category during the October 12 DeSoto Homecoming Parade. (Submitted Photo)

DeSoto Eagles Homecoming Parade

Over 50 entries participated in the annual DeSoto High School Homecoming Parade on October 12. The parade had hundreds of spectators lining the streets to watch the festivities! Crowds gathered after the parade at a pep rally at Eagle Stadium. This was a great community activity as the high school, district and community joined together to support DeSoto High School’s Homecoming Week.

Congratulations to the following groups:

Individual /Group Performance
First Place – DHS Ma’at Steppers
Second Place – DeSoto Eaglettes
Third Place – DHS Cheerleaders

Float Design
First Place – Cockrell Hill
Second Place – Frank Moates
Third Place – Amber Terrace

The pep rally included performances by the Eaglettes, Majorettes, Cheerleaders, Choir, and senior moms. Parade winners and Homecoming Court were announced at the game.