Eric Rivers caught a touchdown pass and ran for another and Tony James ran for two scores as Arlington Bowie shut out North Crowley 42-0 in a District 3-5A game Friday night at Panther Stadium.
Bowie (5-1, 3-0 in 3-5A), which has outscored its opponents 160-3 through three district games, never punted on the way to 446 yards of offense. North Crowley (1-5, 1-2) was held to 92 yards.
James threw for 193 yards on 14-of-19 passing. He also ran for 99 yards on 14 carries. Rivers, sometimes operating from the quarterback position, contributed 69 yards rushing and 129 receiving.
The Bowie defense intercepted two passes and forced seven punts.
North Crowley went three-and-out to open the game, and Bowie drove 62 yards in five plays, culminating in a 29-yard touchdown pass from James to Rivers.
The Panthers caught a break on the ensuing possession when a punt hit a Bowie defender and North Crowley recovered at the Volunteers' 41-yard line. But the Panthers' threat ended when Devante Sanders intercepted a pass at the 5-yard line.
Bowie again marched down the field quickly, but Ronald Williams picked off pass in the end zone for North Crowley.
A poor punt gave the Volunteers great field position, and they took advantage with a five-play, 32-yard drive, capped by James' 14-yard run to make it 14-0.
James added a second touchdown later in the second quarter, darting in from 10 yards to cap a seven-play, 80-yard drive for a 21-0 lead just before halftime.
The Panthers gave the homecoming crowd something to cheer about early in the second half after recovering a fumble at the Bowie 37.
The Panthers drove inside the 10, but they turned it over on downs at the Volunteers 8.
Later in the third quarter, Bowie's Edwin Freeman intercepted a pass and returned it 30 yards to put the Volunteers ahead 28-0. Don Jerry added an 8-yard scoring run in the fourth quarter before Rivers closed the scoring with a 6-yard run.
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