HP came through with a sixth consecutive bi-district playoff win, and also earned the fourth-largest winning margin in the program's history with Friday's 49-7 win. The Scots are 11-0 for the 12th time in their history, and are now one win away from tying for the sixth-longest win streak in the program's history. More details on each of those notes are below in ScotSports.com's weekly game notes package.
This was HP's sixth consecutive win in the bi-district playoffs, and the Scots now have a 35-14-4 all-time record in the bi-district/first round of the playoffs. The current win streak came against these foes:
2005 - HP 38, Texarkana Texas 31 at Tyler's Rose Stadium
2006 - HP 35, McKinney North 31 at Murphy's Kimbrough Stadium
2007 - HP 49, Frisco 28 at Highlander Stadium
2008 - HP 69, McKinney 37 at Murphy’s Kimbrough Stadium
2009 - HP 56, McKinney 38 at Murphy’s Kimbrough Stadium
2010 - HP 49, Frisco Centennial 7 at Carrollton's Standridge Stadium
* The 42-point win tied for the fourth-largest in the program's playoff history, equaling the margin HP had against McKinney North (a 59-17 win) in the 2005 playoffs. The Scots' 59-0 win over Marshall is the largest win in the school's playoff history.
* HP's 11-game win streak is tied for the 12th-longest in school history, equaling similar streaks in 1958, 1956, and spanning the 1936-37 seasons. A win next week would move the 2010 Scots into a tie for sixth all-time with a 12-game streak.
* HP is 11-0 for the 12th time in its history, and for the first time since 2007 when it advanced to the Division II state title game. The Scots also made it 11-0 in the 2006 and 2005 (state title) seasons, which makes this the fourth time in the past six seaons that HP has won its first 11 games in a season. Other 11-0 seasons came in 2002, 1993, 1983, 1980, 1977, 1976, 1956 and 1943. HP had a 10-0-1 record in the 1945 playoffs.
* Looking at HP's history, next week's game favors HP considerably. HP is 27-9 all-time in second-round games, 14-1 all-time in the area round (1982-current) games, has a 13-1 all-time record against Hillcrest, and is 2-0 against the Panthers in the playoffs.
* The Scots have scored 428 points this season. They are five points shy of the top-12 scoring marks in a season, 10 points shy of 11th and 40 points shy of the top 10.
* This was HP's first-ever meeting with Frisco Centennial. The Scots are a combined 6-0 against schools from the Frisco ISD now, with two of the wins coming in playoff games. HP beat Frisco 49-28 in the 2007 bi-district playoffs, and swept two-game non-district series with Frisco (2006-07) and Frisco Liberty (2008-09).
* Brady Burgin will forever hold at least a part of one passing record at HP. His 12-for-12 performance and 100-percent completion rate is the highest in an HP playoff game since Winston Gamso completed 10-of-13 (76.9 percent) against West Mesquite in the 2007 playoffs. Burgin broke his own mark of 87.5 percent against McKinney North three weeks ago. Jake Howeth also hit 87.5 percent of his passes earlier this season against Monterrey Tech.
* The Scots' 90.48-percent pass completion percentage is also the highest mark of the past seven seasons, and beats the previous mark for a playoff game by 15 percentage points (75 percent against South Oak Cliff in 2009).
* The 342 combined passing yards by Jake Howeth and Brady Burgin ranks as the seventh-highest total in a playoff game of the past seven seasons. HP's 479-yard total against McKinney in the bi-district playoffs is the highest during that time. The Scots' quarterbacks and receivers averaged 18 yards per catch, which is also the highest mark since the McKinney playoff game last year.
* The interception returns by Thomas Perry and Reid Oden are the fourth and fifth touchdowns scored by the Scots' defense this season. HP returned two interceptions for touchdowns last season. It has scored on defense in only three of the past six seasons.
* William Morris' four receptions for 86 yards (a 21.5-yard average) is only the second time in the past two seasons that an HP receiver has averaged more than 20 yards per catch, a span of four playoff games.
* Jake Howeth's 141 rushing yards against Centennial marked the fourth consecutive game the senior's rushed for more than 100 yards, and gives his six career games over 100. The 141 total is the most for an HP player in a playoff game since Michael Thatcher rushed for 142 yards against Kilgore in 2007, and is the second-highest total of the past seven seasons. Howeth's 7.42-yards-per-carry average is the fifth-highest average in a playoff game of the past seven seasons.
* HP's 38 rushing attempts are the third-highest total in a playoff game of the past seven seasons. The Scots rushed 51 times against Everman in 2007 and 46 times in the state title game against Marshall in 2005.
* HP went over the 500-total-yard mark for the second time this season with 513 yards. It also averaged 8.69 yards per play, a season high. The Scots gained 615 yards at Sherman earlier this season. HP just missed a third 500-yard game with 499 at McKinney North three weeks ago.
* The Scots' 28 first downs were just one short of the highest total of the past seven seasons, and ties the mark they had against Stephenville in the 2005 state semifinals. HP had 29 first downs against McKinney in the last season's playoffs.