Late Barrage Keeps HP Alive in Playoffs

In the third round of the Class 5A boys soccer playoffs, Highland Park picked the perfect time for one of its best offensive showings of the season.

The Scots broke a halftime tie with four second-half goals during a 5-2 win over Longview in a Region II quarterfinal game on Friday in Athens.

Jake Whitehurst and Richie Paulus tallied two goals apiece as HP extended its winning streak to nine games overall. Jack O’Grady also scored.

The Scots (19-2-3) advance to meet Frisco Lone Star in the regional semifinals at 7 p.m. on April 8 at Standridge Stadium in Carrollton. The Rangers (20-1-3) blanked Frisco Reedy 1-0 in another regional quarterfinal on Friday.