Royse City Football Helmet

Royse City used a stifling defense to shut out defending district champion Corsicana 27-0 on Friday night in District 8-5A-II football.

The homecoming Bulldogs held Corsicana to only 54 yards rushing as they ended the Tigers’ five-game winning streak and remained in a tie with Greenville for third place in 8-5A-II at 3-1. Royse City, which had an eight-game winning streak ended last week by Ennis, is now 5-1 for the season.

Corsicana dropped to 5-2 and 4-1. 

Royse City will play Greenville on its homecoming on Friday. Greenville won its game on Friday, 28-16 over Terrell.

The Bulldogs crowned Eli Wooten as the homecoming king and Ellie Homan as the homecoming queen.

Royse City scored at the 7:52 mark of the first quarter on an 8-yard touchdown run by Payton Petroff. Anthony Ortiz booted the first of three successful extra points.

Bryce Martinez opened the second quarter with a 2-yard touchdown run.

Ortiz added a 33-yard field goal with 19 seconds remaining in the first half to give Royse City a 17-0 lead into the half and then booted a 27-yarder in the third quarter to extend the Bulldogs’ lead.

Petroff continued his path to the end zone with a 9-yard touchdown run with 3:29 left to play.

The Bulldogs racked up 411 total yards on offense. Quarterback Tyson Oliver completed 73 percent of his passes for 152 yards. Ahmon Petty-Dozier led all rushers with 82 yards on 16 carries as the Bulldogs ran for 259 yards.

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