Mesquite ISD High School Football Playoff History

Mesquite High School

1941: Mesquite High School won its first district championship in football in this year. They had a record of 9-2,6-0. The Skeeters were unscored on in district play. They lost to Ft. Worth Handley in the playoffs 26-14.

1974: District 8-4A Champs. 11-1-3, 7-0-1 in district play. Their one tie in district was to Richardson Pearce 14-14.
Bi-District: MHS 21-14 over Irving McArthur.

Area: Playing at Hanby Stadium in front of 12,000 the Skeeters beat WF Rider 14-0. Rider came in undefeated at 11-0 and was the #1 team in the state prior to taking this loss from MHS.
Quarter Finals: MHS vs. Amarillo Palo Duro. Final score 10-10. Skeeters advanced on penetrations.
State Semi-Finals: The "Fog Bowl." A heavy fog rolled in at the Cotton Bowl during the game. MHS 14, Carter 12.
State Finals: Brazoswood 22, MHS 12.

Prior to 1980, MHS had only made the football playoffs two times. The Skeeters qualified for post season play three times in the '80's.

1983: 6-5-1,4-2-1. MHS and NM played on the last week of the regular season for the second place playoff spot from district 9-5A. The game ended in a 0-0 tie. The Skeeters advanced on first downs.
Bi-District: MHS 23, Spruce 7.
Area: Plano 28, MHS 3.

1988: Under second year head coach Mickey Delamar, the Skeeters finished second in district 9-5A. They started the year 1-3 in non district play, but rebounded to a 4-2 district record. Overall MHS was 5-6,4-2.
Bi District game in 1988- Samuell 6, MHS 3.

1989: Skeeters district 9-5A champs after SG had to forfeit district wins. 8-4,5-1.
Bi District- MHS 41, Skyline 19.
Area - Grand Prairie 57, MHS 17.

1990 was the first year that the UIL began taking three teams into the playoffs from class 5A.

1992: 8-4-1,5-1-1. Placed second in district 12-5A.
Bi Dist. Lake Highlands 42, MHS 20.

1993: 5-6, 4-3. Third place in district 12-5A.
Bi District - LH's 20, MHS 14.

1994: Three teams make the playoffs this year. MHS was 8-3,5-2 (3 rd ).
Bi Dist. - Plano 29, MHS 19.

1998: Three in playoffs again from MISD. MHS was 9-2, 7-0.
Bi District Plano 28, MHS 7.

1999: 9-5,4-3. Placed third in district play and then went to the State Semi-Finals.
Bi District: MHS 38, Plano 7.
Area: MHS 13, Tyler Lee 10.
Quarter Finals= MHS 29, Bryan 17.
Semi-Finals played at Ratliff Stadium, Odessa, Texas. Midland Lee 40, MHS 13.

2001: “The Perfect Season!” MHS goes 15-0. Wins 5-A Div. I State Championship.
Bi District: MHS 16, Plano East 3. (Held Plano East to 5 first downs)
Area: MHS 21, Tyler Lee 7.
Quarter Finals: MHS 25, The Woodlands 14.
Semi- Finals: MHS 28, Keller Fossil Ridge 16.
State Championship Game: MHS 14, SA Taft 13.

2002: 5-6, 5-2.
The Skeeters lost the first three games of the season then rebounded to go to the playoffs.
Bi Dist.: Tyler Lee 21, MHS 14.

2004: The Skeeters started the season at 0-5! They also lost their starting quarterback. The season looked over. But MHS picked a new quarterback, changed offenses and went 4-2 in district play and moved on to the playoffs.
Bi-District: MHS 51, South Garland 37. The Skeeters had 529 yards of offense vs. the Colonels.
Area: MHS vs. Carter. MHS 28, Carter 27. QB Dray Johnson had 209 yards rushing and 150 yards passing in this playoff win.
Regional Quarter Finals: MHS vs. Cedar Park. Steve Harper had a 92 yard kickoff return for a touchdown. Cedar Park advanced to the next round of the playoffs with a 31-28 win over MHS.

2005: The Skeeters had to win on the last week of the season vs. Rockwall to have a chance to claim the 3rd playoff spot from District 12-5A. Horn also had to lose to T. Lee. Both of those things happened and the Skeeters went into the playoffs. The Skeeters beat Rockwall on the last play of the game on a 25 yard TD pass from sophmore QB, Kelly Page to Kris Buerck. MHS finished the regular season at 5-5, 3-3.
Bi-District: Mesquite vs. Rowlett

2006: MHS ended the regular season 6-4 and went into the playoffs out of dsitrict 12-5A. Bi-District: Beat Skyline 35-7.
Area Game: MHS vs. Allen. The Skeeters recorded over 500 yards of offense in this playoff game at Texas Stadium. They scored 42 points. But the Skeeters lose the game 59-42. Krys Buerk had 9 catches for 234 yards and three touchdowns in his last game of his high school career.

2007: MHS opened up the year 0 - 3, but battled back to take second place in district 12-5A. They ended the year at 7-5.
Bi-District: Beat Molina 51-0.
Area: Lost to Plano 28-7.

2011:  The Skeeters are back in the playoffs!

Bi-Dist.:  MHS 35, Belton 23

Area:  MHS 24 - Garland 21 (OT).  At Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, the Skeeters won a thriller when Jose Salas connected on a 39 yard field goal in OT for the win.  The win was set up by an interception by cornerback Anthony Canady.

2012:  The Skeeters ended the year 11-1.

In the Bi District game MHS beat Sachse 50-28.  The Skeeters had 594 yards of offense in the game.In the Area game Allen beat the Skeeters 42-28.  The Skeeter QB, Alex Cooper ended the year with 29 TD passesand only 2 interceptions. 

2013:  The Skeeters made the playoffs and lost to Sachse in the Bi District playoffs 63-56.


North Mesquite High School

1971: In only their second year in existence, NMHS won the district 8-4A football championship. 9-2, 4-1.
Bi Dist. : Arlington 21, NM 7.

1973: The Stallions went 9-1 but did not make the playoffs. Their only loss was to South Garland 29-28 after they led SG 28-0 at halftime. South Garland ended up with a 5-1 district mark, as did NM. But due to the SG win over NM… the Colonels with to the playoffs.

1979: For the second time in the ‘70's NM only lost one game during the season and did not make the playoffs. 8-1-1, 5-1. Coach- Gary Childress

1982: NM 10-0, 7-0. Stallions go into playoffs undefeated! Biggest win of the year was over Highland Park 20-13. QB Brian Cain threw a TD pass to Todd Graham on the first offensive play of the game. That play covered 68 yds.
Bi.-Dist.: SOC 36, NM 13.

1985: 10-2, 7-0. District Champs
Bi Dist: NM 42, SOC 6 (first playoff win in the schools history.)
Area: Lewisville 20, NM 14.

1986: NM ended the regular season 10-0. The Stallions were ranked as the #2 football team in 5A football.
Bi Dist.: NM 31, Spruce 7
Area: Plano 37, NM 21. The Stallions trailed 14-0 then scored 21 unanswered points to take a 21-14 led. NM wingback Robert Jones was hurt late in the first half and did not play after that injury. Plano went on the win the game at Texas Stadium.

1987: For the fourth year in a row the NM Stallions went undefeated in district play!!! In fact, NM ended the year undefeated at 12-0-1. Highest ranking… #2 in the State. 12-0-1, 7-0.
Bi Dist: NM 27, Spruce 14
Area: NM 9, Carter 7 NM scored a safety on the last play of the ball game at the Cotton Bowl. Two future NFL linebackers play in this game- Joe Bowden of NM and Jesse Armstead of Carter.
Regional: NM 28, Cy Fair 28. Cy Fair purposefully lets NM score late in the game to get the ball back because they trailed statistically. Cy Fair then scored late to tie the score 28 all. Cy Fair advanced on first downs. This game was voted the "high school football game of the decade" by the newspaper sportswriters of the State.

1994: 7-2-2, 4-1-2. Mark Elam head coach
Bi Dist = Plano East 33, NM 18

1995: Stallions finish in a three way tie for first place in district 12-5A with Lakeview and Garland. 11-3, 6-1.
Bi Dist. = NM 17, Plano East 14. (Stallions came back after trailing 14-0 at the half.)
Area = NM 48, Carter 21
Regional = NM 41, A&M Consolidated 15
Quarter Finals = Lake Highlands 14, NM 13 (Stallions went for a two point conversion to win. Run failed.)

1996: Ranked #1 in the State Pre-season polls. Held the #1 ranking all year long. 11-1, 7-0.
Bi Dist = NM 35, SG 7
Area = John Tyler 17, NM 6
Jason Coffey ended the year with over 1,300 yards rushing for NM.
On the second weekend of the '96 season the Stallions hosted the Panthers of Odessa Permian High School. There were over 20,000 that watched this game at Mesquite's Memorial Stadium. The two teams were ranked number 1 and 2 in the State polls. NM won the contest 27-0.

1997: 9-2, 6-1. Fourth straight trip to playoffs
Bi Dist = Garland 20, NM 6. Coach Elam leaves NM after this season to go to Rockwall. Buster Leaf becomes the new head coach at NM.
NM beats Odessa Permian in a non district game 21-14 at Ratliff Stadium in Odessa, Texas.

1998: Buster Leaf is the new head coach at NM. 7-4, 5-2
Bi Dist = Plano East 25, NM 6.

1999: 5-6, 5-2.
Bi Dist = Plano East 14, NM 0
Buster Leaf leaves to become AD. Steve Bragg is the new NM coach for the 2000 football season.

2000: 9-4, 5-2
Bi Dist = NM 28, PE 0
Area = NM 16, Tyler Lee 10 (OT)
Regional = Woodlands 27, NM 7

2001: 7-4, 5-2. This marks the 8 th year in a row for the Stallions to go into post season play! Second place finish in district 10-5A
Bi Dist = Plano 9, NM 6 (two OT's)

2002: 9-2, 6-1. Only loss in regular season was to Garland 24-12.
Bi Dist. = Lufkin 34, NM 28 (OT)

2007: NM won their last two games of the year to qualify for the playoffs even though they had a 4-6 record on the season.
Bi-District: Lost to Carter in the first round.


West Mequite High School

1994: WMHS finished 8-2 but missed the playoffs.

1995: WMHS wins their first district championship in high school football. The Wranglers finished the regular season a perfect 10-0, 5-0.
Bi-Dist.: Lost to Tyler Chapel Hill 35-15.
QB Shawn Mead and RB's Ron Manning and Maurice Gordon were 1 st team all district. DB Thomas Zaragoza was also 1 st team all district.
Ron Manning rushed for 1420 yds. He ended his career as the all time leading rusher in WM history with 3,700 yds.

1996: WM finished in a three way tie for first place in district 12-4A with Greenville and Terrell. 10-2, 4-1.
Bi-District: WM 40, WT White 0.
Area: Grapevine 42, WM 13.

From 1994-1996 the WM Wranglers compiled a 28-5 record.

2006: The Wranglers were 8-2, 6-1 and placed second in district 10-4A. WM ended the regular season ranked #7 in the area.
Bi-District: Frisco 22, West Mesquite 19 (3 OT's). Junior QB Kendall Thomas set a new single season passing mark at WM with over 1,700 yards passing.

2007: The Wranglers ended the regular season 7-3, 5-2. They finished second in the very tough district 10-4A. Kenny Davis rushed for over 1,000 yards while Wrangler QB Kendall Thomas passed for 2,200 yards.
BiDistrict: West Mesquite 35, Lake Dallas 28
Area: West Mesquite 47, Whitehouse 29.
State Quarter-Finals: West Mesquite vs. Red Oak.
State Semi-Finals: Highland Park beat West. The Wranglers ended their season with a record of 10-4.

2008: West ended the year with a 6 - 5, 5 - 1 record and qualified for post season play.
Bi District: Waxahachie beat West in the first round of the playoffs.

2009:  The Wranglers qualified for the playoffs for the fourth year in a row but lost in the Bi-Dist. round to Corsicana 35-28.

2010:  West ended the regular season at 8-2.  This year marked the fifth straight for West to make the playoffs!

Bi-Dst game - WM 48 - Hendrickson 39

Area - West 55 - Sherman 34 in a game played at Cowboys Stadium

Reg. Semi - Wylie 38 - West 30

2011:  Made the playoffs. Bi District game - Pflugerville Hendrickson 34,  West Mes 20


2012:  Bi District loss.  Frisco Cent. 33,  West Mesquite 25


2013:  Bi District loss.  Frisco 30, West Mesquite 23


2014:  Bi District win over Creekview - 34-20.

Area Round loss to McKinney North 50-44.  QB Chasen Virgil passed for 404 yards and 6 TD's in the loss.

Poteet High School

1993: In Poteet's fourth year of varsity football competition they made the playoffs. They finished as district champions with a perfect 5-0 district mark. They were 9-1 in the regular season.
Bi-Dist.: They played McKinney in the Bi- Dist. Playoffs. PHS had defeated McKinney in a regular season non-district game 34-6. But McKinney won the playoff rematch 16-11.

1994: District Champions. 7-4, 4-1. Lost to Corsicana in Bi-Dist. 31-8.

1997: Placed second in district 12-4A behind Terrell. 9-4, 3-2.
Bi District: PHS-35, TJ-6.
Area: PHS 24, Grapevine 14.
Quarterfinals: Corsican –35, PHS-0.

1998: Co-Champs of 14-4A. 9-3, 4-1.
Bi Dist. PHS-24, Spruce-14.
Area Greenville-15, PHS-12.

1999: Third year in a row to make the playoffs. 9-4, 2-3. Three way tie for third place with WM and Denison.
Bi Dist. PHS-24, Spruce-0.
Area PHS-34, Texas High-13.
Quarterfinals Midway-27, PHS-0.

2000: Finished second to HP in district 13-4A. 10-2, 4-1.
Bi Dist PHS-20, Paris-12
Area Jacksonville- 34, PHS-31. (3 OT's)

2001: Finished third in 13-4A. 8-4, 3-2. Fifth year in a row to go to playoffs.
Bi Dist. PHS-29, Mt. Pleasant –16
Area Terrell-22, PHS-7.

2006: The Pirates finished the regular season at 8-2 and qualified for the playoffs. QB Seth Sartain had over 1,500 yards passing and RB Taylor Dupree had 1,400 yards rushing for the Pirates.
Bi District: Lake Dallas 31, Poteet 28.

2010: Poteet went from 1 - 9 in 2009 to 8 -2 and into the playoffs in 2010. 

Bi-Dist  - Poteet 21 - Hutto 20.  A 76 yard TD pass from Beau Nowell to Courtland Crumby ended up being the difference.

Area:  PHS 24 - Whitehouse 19

Reg. Semi. -  PHS 45 - Highland Park 21.  Poteet had 500 yds. of offense. Steve Hicks had 191 yds rushing.

Reg. Final:  PHS 42 - Bastrop 35.  QB Nowell had 345 yds passing.  J Velasquez had 9 receptions for 129 yards.

State Semi's - Aledo 29 - PHS 27. Chase Graham named first team all state!  J Velasques 2nd team and DT Silas Firstly was named thrid team all state.  Randy Jackson was named 4A Coach of the Year!

2012:  The Pirates ended the season with a record of 11-3 and went four rounds deep in the playoffs.

PHS had playoff wins over Little Elm, Lincoln and Wylie East (52-49).  

Regional Semi Finals:  Lost to Lancaster 21-13.


2013:  Record 12-2.  Bi District - win over Frisco Wakeland.

Area Round - Win over Woodrow Wilson

Regional Quarter Final Round - 65-60 win over Whitehouse.

Regional Semi Finals - Lost to Ennis 43-21.  Ennis was the eventual State Champion this year.


2014:  10-2 record.

Bi District - Win over Woodrow Wilson 36-0.

Area - Lost to The Colony 27-24


John Horn High School

2008: The Jags started out slowly on the season, but they won 4 of their last 5 games to qualily for the football playoffs for the first time in the schools history! Emory Miller passed for over 2,700 yards.
Bi District: In their first ever playoff football game Horn played state ranked Copperas Cove. The game was tied going into the 4th quarter, but C Cove pulled away for a 21-7 win.

2009:  Second year for Horn in the playoffs.  Bi-Dist game: Belton 45 - Horn 38

2010:  3rd year in a row for the Jags to make post season play. 

Bi District game:  Horn wins their first ever football playoff game, 48-14  over Copperas Cove.

Area:  Horn 49 - Rowlett 22

Reg. Semi's:  Horn 43 - Leander 27

Reg. Final:  Lpngview 28 - Horn 14.   Jag wide receiver, Jakeem Grant was named to the 5A first team All State squad!

2011:  Bi District lost to Copperas Cove 48-47.

2012:  Bi District -- beat Garland 56-35.  QB Destri White passed for 3 TD's and ran for 2.Area Round lost to Skyline 47-28.

2013:  The Jags ended the season with a record of 9-3. Bi District win over Garland 42-14.Area loss to Allen 42-14.On the season, wide receiver Del Michael High caught 54 passes for 15 touchdowns. 

2014:  Record:  11-2.Bi District win over Irving McArthur 48-34.Area Round win over Rowlett 34-22.Regional Quarter Finals - Lost to Klein Oak 59-40.  In this game receiver Jarrison Steward had 10 catches for

153 yards and 3 touchdowns.




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