DeSoto upends Duncanville in a USA TODAY Sports Super 25 game

In a battle of two nationally ranked teams, DeSoto played like they had something to prove on Saturday afternoon, upending Duncanville in a game that has ramifications not just in Texas but nationally as well.

There will be a shakeup this week in the USA TODAY High School Super 25 following Saturday’s win by No. 12 DeSoto (DeSoto, Texas) over No. 3 Duncanville (Duncanville, Texas). The game, originally scheduled for Friday, was moved to Saturday afternoon due to inclement weather.

It ended up being a 49-35 win that was in many ways for DeSoto was an emphatic one. Coming into this game, Duncanville had allowed just 26 points all season. They had four shutouts.

The buzz was about Duncanville possibly being a national champion-caliber team. DeSoto responded to the bell with a very strong performance for four quarters.

So what DeSoto pulled off will certainly resonate, and likely see the Eagles make a significant move in the upcoming USA TODAY High School Super 25.

DeSoto took a 35-21 lead into halftime. On the last play of the second quarter, DeSoto quarterback D.J. Bailey threw a 22-yard touchdown to Antonio Pride to stake the home team to a two-touchdown lead.


DeSoto would add to that lead early in the third quarter, this time with Bailey zipping an 11-yard touchdown pass to Kristoff Fantroy for a 42-21 lead for the Eagles.


With the win, DeSoto is now 8-0. Duncanville drops to 7-1.

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