ARLINGTON -- DeSoto shut out Arlington Martin in the second half en route to a 37-14 victory Friday night at Cravens Field.
The tandem of quarterback Desmon White and running back Dontre Wilson had a hand in all five Eagles' touchdowns.
White threw for 188 yards and a score and added another 163 yards and two touchdowns on the ground. Wilson rushed for 75 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries, caught four passes for 93 yards and returned a third-quarter punt 94 yards for a score.
DeSoto's explosive offense outgained Martin 455-201.
"Dontre just showed us tonight why he's an All-American," DeSoto coach Claude Mathis said.
Martin hung around for the first half behind a pair of touchdowns by running back Kyle Hicks and a pair of timely turnovers.
Warriors safety Matt Waller raced from one side of the field to the other to intercept a pass in the end zone that would have stretched DeSoto's lead to 21 points in the second quarter. Then in the final minute of the half the Eagles gave the ball to the Warriors at the DeSoto 11-yard line on a wild snap to the punter.
Martin capitalized with Hicks' second scoring run to cut the lead to 21-14 at the half.
The second half was all DeSoto as the Eagles' defense held the Warriors to just four second-half first downs. Hicks finished with 93 yards on 24 carries but gained just 23 yards after half.
"Kyle Hicks is one of top ranked running backs in the nation and for our defense to shut them out in the second half is pretty good," Wilson said.
Senior quarterback/running back Eric Hughes added another 54 yards rushing.
"Clearly they are a better team than we are right now," Martin coach Bob Wager said. "I view it as an opportunity to get better. We could have come out and played somebody else but we chose to play the best we could possibly play because we are trying to take that next step."
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