- Leonard Middle School
FWISD WEEK 4: North Side Claims the Boot Once Again
The communities supporting North Side and Diamond Hill-Jarvis came out in droves last Saturday night, as the 5th annual Battle of the Boot took centerstage at Farrington Field. Pageantry, tailgating and just some good old-fashioned fun filled the air for the friendly but passionate rivalry between neighboring District schools.
On the football field, it’s a non-district (ND) affair and, once again, the Steers proved victorious. North Side (1-2) jumped out to an early lead and claimed a 42-20 win before an energized crowd to take the coveted Boot trophy back to campus for a fifth consecutive year.
Wide receiver Da’Wain Lofton led the way for North Side, scoring four touchdowns and totaling 222 all-purpose yards. The versatile junior scored twice each through the air and on the ground for the Steers, who were up 21-0 early in the second quarter. Junior quarterback Isaak Rosales accounted for three touchdowns, two passing to Lofton and another on a 23-yard run in the third quarter.
Diamond Hill-Jarvis (2-1) suffered its first loss on the season, but not without some outstanding performances. Sophomore quarterback Anthony Valdez threw for two touchdowns and ran for another. Senior receiver Jonah Delgado caught six balls, including one for a 5-yard score.
North Side returns to Farrington this week for a Friday night date with Wylie East, while Diamond Hill-Jarvis tackles Carter-Riverside the same night at Handley Field. In other action, South Hills and Arlington Heights continue District 3-5A play on the road against Azle and Saginaw, respectively.
Thursday, Sept. 19
ND: Dunbar vs. Celina, Handley Field, 7 p.m.
ND: O. D. Wyatt vs. Bishop Lynch, Clark Stadium, 7 p.m.
ND: Western Hills vs. Quinlan Ford, Farrington Field, 7 p.m.
Friday. Sept. 20
ND: Eastern Hills vs. Nolan Catholic, Clark Stadium, 7p.m.
ND: North Side vs. Wylie East, Farrington Field, 7 p.m.
ND: Diamond Hill-Jarvis vs. Carter-Riverside (HC), Handley Field, 7 p.m.
3-5A: South Hills vs. Azle, Azle Hornet Stadium, 7p.m.
3-5A: Arlington Heights vs. Saginaw, Saginaw Rough Rider Stadium, 7 p.m.
ND: Benbrook vs. Anna, Anna Coyote Stadium, 7:30 p.m.
ND: Polytechnic vs. Dallas Madison, Dallas Forester Field, 7:30 p.m.
ND: Southwest vs. Weatherford, Weatherford Roo Stadium, 7 p.m.