SOUTHLAKE -- Richland's early statement that it came to play Friday had a 75-yard exclamation point on it.
Despite a penalty that wiped out the first scoring play of the game, the Rebels held a 7-0 lead over Southlake Carroll before Dragons quarterback Kenny Hill made a bigger exclamation.
Hill totaled 323 all-purpose yards, running for four scores and throwing for two more as Carroll left Richland in disbelief, 63-7, in a District 4-5A game at Dragon Stadium.
It was perhaps Hill's most complete performance of the season. He accounted for all but 26 yards of Carroll's 401 first-half offensive yards.
After Carroll (5-1, 3-0) rallied to take a 14-7 lead, a turnover set up Hill's third touchdown run of the game. He swept left on the keeper, going 36 yards for the 21-7 lead.
After forcing a punt, Hill worked right on a busted play and cut back across the field for a 48-yard run to make it 28-7.
In the second quarter, Hill, already with 126 first-quarter passing yards, returned to the air where he tossed a 39-yard scoring strike to Mike Gardiner. The play was set up by a Richland fumble and Carroll was in cruise control after that.
After the Dragons' defense forced another punt, Hill connected with Luke Timian on a 48-yard scoring pass, the Dragons' second consecutive one-play drive.
The Rebels had 223 total yards, but it was the initial play that put Carroll on guard early.
Richland quarterback Brandon Maine dropped back on the game's first offensive play and delivered a 75-yard scoring strike to Jordan Whitfield. Whitfield extended the ball toward the goal line as a Carroll defender closed on him and was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct to nullify the touchdown. Richland (2-4, 0-3) still managed to reach the end zone five plays later as Maine scored from the 1.
Maine finished with 35 yards rushing and completed four passes for 90 yards.
Carroll's defense got the wake-up call and was stout after that.
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