It didn't take long for Birdville to run away with Thursday's game against Fort Worth Eastern Hills.
The Hawks (7-0, 5-0 in District 6-4A) rushed for five of their seven touchdowns in a 55-0 rout of the Highlanders (2-5, 2-3) at Clark Stadium.
Birdville running back Xavier Turner picked up four of those rushing touchdowns, all inside the 10-yard line. He finished with 74 yards on 15 carries.
Hawks quarterback Justin Martin threw for 215 yards and two touchdowns, including a game-long 43-yard pass to Collin Basinger in the first quarter.
The Hawks' defense picked up points as well when linebacker Quan Walter returned a fourth-quarter interception 28 yards for the final touchdown of the game.
The highlight, though, came on the legs of Samuel Northey, who returned a punt in the third quarter 60 yards to the Eastern Hills 9-yard line. Northey broke through the first line of defense and then weaved through three defenders before hurdling another and running out of bounds. The return led to a 4-yard touchdown run by Turner.
Running back Derrick Reagin was the bright spot for Eastern Hills' offense, rushing for a team-high 69 yards.
Birdville's starting defense held Eastern Hills to just 25 yards of total offense at halftime, and, with significant playing time from the second string, would allow just 115 yards by the end of the game. The Hawks' offense ran up 383 yards of offense in the game.
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