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North Shore downs Atascocita: Texas high school football game updates

North Shore, No. 3 in Texas, ran past district rival No. 7 Atascocita in a Houston area clash
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With Friday night's battle between the state's top two teams Duncanville and DeSoto postponed due to storms in the Dallas area, all eyes in Texas turned to another Texas high school top-10 showdown taking place in the Houston area.

North Shore, ranked No. 3 in Texas, hosted No. 7 Atascocita in one of the state's biggest games of the year — one with massive implications on the race for the top spot in District 21-6A and potential impact on the national top 25 rankings.

The Mustangs built an early lead and pulled away for a 61-37 win.

North Shore (9-0, 6-0) which entered the matchup No. 10 in the SBLive/Sports Illustrated Power 25 national rankings, raced past Atascocita for a 61-35 victory.

North Shore quarterback Kaleb Bailey finished with five touchdowns (four passing, one rushing), and wide receiver Terrence Guillory caught three touchdowns in the Mustangs' win. Five-star cornerback Devin Sanchez scored the first touchdown of the game with a pick-six.

Scroll down for a game thread with highlights and notable moments. 


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-- North Shore runs out the clock to remain undefeated and take control in District 21-6A. Atascocita surrenders its first loss of the season.

-- Atascocita isn't going away without a fight. Zion Brown hooks up with Kyran Lee for a 19-yard touchdown pass, their third score of the night. (North Shore, 61-35 | 4:45)

-- This game has quickly become a blowout in the second half. North Shore scores again on a 58-yard touchdown pass from Kaleb Bailey to Chris Barnes. Bailey has thrown four touchdowns tonight and rushed for another. (North Shore, 61-28 | 6:35)

-- North Shore gives itself some cushion on the scoreboard with an 11-yard touchdown pass from Kaleb Bailey to Terrence Guillory. That's the third time tonight the two have connected for a touchdown. (North Shore, 54-28 | 10:10)


-- Atascocita misses a 38-yard field goal that would have cut the lead to 16 points. North Shore takes over on offense at its own 21-yard line with about four minutes left in the quarter.

-- North Shore needs only one play to answer back. Chris Thomas pops off a 75-yard touchdown run, marking the fourth touchdown in less than four minutes. (North Shore, 47-28 | 8:35)

-- Atascocita marches down the field and finds the end zone again, as Zion Brown hits Kyran Lee for their second touchdown of the night, this time from four yards out. (North Shore, 40-28 | 9:00)

-- It seems like every time a team has scored tonight, the other team responds immediately with a score of its own. North Shore responds this time, as D'Andre Hardeman takes a handoff 63 yards for a touchdown. (North Shore, 40-22 | 9:56)

-- Atascocita starts the second half with a scoring drive, as Zion Brown finds Kyran Lee for a 36-yard touchdown pass. The Eagles are successful on the two-point conversion running a form of the "Brotherly Shove", a play made famous by the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles. (North Shore, 33-22 | 10:49)


-- After North Shore's defense comes up with a stop, the Mustangs' offense puts together a solid drive to add three points. Jonathan Soto drills a 33-yard field goal to make it a 19-point game. (North Shore, 33-14 | 2:22)

-- Can anyone slow down these offenses tonight? Kaleb Bailey and Terrence Guillory hook up for another North Shore touchdown, this time from 73 yards out. (North Shore, 30-14 | 6:41)

-- For the second time tonight, Atascocita responds to a North Shore touchdown with a quick scoring drive of its own, as Zion Brown hits Tory Blaylock for a 56-yard touchdown. (North Shore, 23-14 | 8:23)

-- Five-star cornerback Devin Sanchez doing five-star things. The highly-touted junior comes up with a pick-six to extend the Mustangs' lead to 16 points. (North Shore, 23-7 | 8:51)


-- North Shore scores again on one of the final plays of the first quarter, as Kaleb Bailey keeps it for a 53-yard touchdown run. (North Shore, 16-7 | 0:10)

-- Atascocita responds immediately, as senior quarterback Zion Brown runs untouched 84 yards for a touchdown. (North Shore, 9-7 | 2:55)

-- North Shore strikes again. Kaleb Bailey connects with Terrence Guillory for a touchdown pass to extend the Mustangs' lead. (North Shore, 9-0 | 3:26)

-- North Shore fails to take advantage of the great field position, but it doesn't matter. After turning the ball over on downs at the goal line, the Mustangs force a safety. (North Shore, 2-0 | 8:32)

-- After Atascocita's defense forces a three-and-out on the opening drive of the game, the Eagles fumble on their first play. North Shore's offense comes right back out and takes over in the red zone.

(Feature photo by Tom Dendy)

-- Zach Shugan | | @SBLiveTX