ARLINGTON -- The Arlington Colts scored on each of their first four possessions en route to a 50-17 thrashing of District 3-5A rival Arlington Lamar on Friday night at Maverick Stadium.
The Colts (4-1, 1-1) played with a desperation from the outset after dropping their district opener to Arlington Martin. Arlington running back Brandon Washington's 8-yard rushing touchdown with 7:03 remaining in the first half pushed the Colts' lead to 28-3.
"There was no way we could allow ourselves to start 0-2, not in a district like we've got," Arlington coach Scott Peach said. "We have too good of a football team to put our backs against the wall like that. It was important for us to get this victory."
Colts quarterback Connor Huffman threw for 255 yards and three touchdowns and gained another 35 yards on the ground. The senior threw a pair of scores to wideout Dontha Robinson, who finished with six receptions for 155 yards, and one to Billy Ingle, who also had a 1-yard touchdown run.
"Our game plan was just to take what they give us and my job is to get the ball in the hands of our playmakers," Huffman said. "Dontha did a good job of getting yards after the catch and I think we executed tonight."
Robinson turned in the highlight reel play of the night on a bubble screen that he took 72 yards to the end zone after zig-zagging down the field between several Vikings defenders.
"The read was supposed to be inside but when I caught it I saw the linebacker blitz so I knew I had him," Robinson said. "I saw the corner coming in so I just cut outside of him, ran past a lineman and took it to the house."
The Colts defense bounced back and played like it has most of the season by allowing just 270 total yards to Lamar (2-3, 1-1) after giving up 436 yards and 38 points last week to Arlington Martin.
"I thought we tackled well tonight, didn't give up the big play and that was the key," Peach said. "I couldn't be more proud of our defense."
Cameron Smith led Lamar with 104 rushing yards and a touchdown.
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