IRVING -- It took 1,103 yards to settle a 56-47 Colleyville Heritage win over Irving MacArthur Friday at Irving Schools Stadium.
Heritage quarterback Cody Thomas threw for 541 yards and seven touchdowns, hitting Kaelin Deboskie for 246 yards and two touchdowns.
Heritage wide receiver Nathan Crouch also finished with a stellar 178-yard, two-touchdown night as the Panthers improved to 5-1 overall and 2-1 in District 6-5A.
Despite all the passing yards and touchdowns, Thomas' key play of the game came in the fourth quarter when he scrambled for 13 yards and a first down on third-and-11.
The play kept Heritage's final scoring drive alive, which would eventually seal the victory.
Thomas, who has committed to Oklahoma, also connected with Crouch in the fourth quarter on a 90-yard pass, with a great run after the catch by the wide receiver.
Receiver Daniel Farrington also pulled in two touchdowns catches and picked up 50 yards.
Irving MacArthur quarterback Tyler Petrillo, listed in the program as a wide receiver and linebacker, stepped into his first full game of action under center and tallied 290 yards passing for three touchdowns. He threw 72- and 51-yard touchdown passes. MacArthur fell to 3-3, 1-2.
Petrillo connected with Darius Moore eight times for 140 yards and two touchdowns while running back Jourdan McNeill picked up 290 yards on the ground from 18 carries.
MacArthur jumped to a 20-0 lead half-way through the second quarter, before Thomas and Heritage were able to get on the board. Heritage picked up two touchdowns before the half.
Heritage scored twice for every one MacArthur touchdown in the third quarter, picking up the lead as the third quarter expired.
With the win, Colleyville Heritage sits tied for third in District 6-5A with Irving. MacArthur is in a tie for fifth.
Colleyville Heritage will host Irving on Friday, while MacArthur will take on Irving Nimitz on Friday at Irving Schools Stadium.
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