Plano (9-1) advanced in Class 4A with a dominating performance, earning redemption for its Week 3 loss to rival Sandwich. Senior running back Weslye Brown made four huge plays in a game which otherwise was a grind-it-out rushing battle. The Reapers didn't attempt a pass, and visiting Sandwich didn't throw the ball until late in the third quarter.
After Brown scored on a 52-yard run on the game's second play, the Indians were poised to tie the score before fumbling at the Plano 3. Five plays later, Brown took a sweep right and bolted for an 80-yard touchdown early in the second quarter for a 14-0 lead.
Brown stood out with 194 yards on nine carries, 185 yards coming in the first half. His third long run was a 47-yard scamper just before half that set up a 27-yard Sergio Chavez field goal. Brown put a cap on his sterling performance from the linebacker position, intercepting a pass and returning it for a 60-yard touchdown. Austin Breunig led Sandwich (5-5) with 73 yards on 19 carries.
The Indians ran exclusively a power rushing attack, gaining 215 yards on 59 carries. But their longest play from scrimmage was 11 yards. Plano rushed for 336 yards on 38 attempts. Shaun Wollenweber pitched in with 64 yards and a touchdown, while Kevin Kabala also scored for the Reapers. Austin Smith rushed for Sandwich's lone score.
"I could have gotten the ball zero times and made zero tackles, as long as the team got the win. We really turned it up this season after we lost to (the Indians) earlier." - Brown