Running back Branden Vasquez rushed for 116 yards and two touchdowns, leading Fort Worth South Hills to a 33-14 victory over Fort Worth Arlington Heights in a District 7-4A game at Clark Stadium on Friday night.
The Scorpions (3-3, 1-2) scored on their first possession on an 18-yard run by Trenton Rawson off a draw play from the shotgun formation. The drive covered 43 yards in four plays.
Following two three-and-out possessions, the Yellow Jackets (1-5, 1-2) scored in two plays on their third possession, taking a 7-6 lead, when Sammy Webb used a convoy of blockers to run 67 yards for a touchdown.
The Scorpions drove to the Yellow Jackets' 23, but were stopped on fourth-and-1.
But the Scorpions came back to score on their final two possessions in the first half.
Anthony Blake first connected with Anthony Avery for a 74-yard touchdown pass. The failed 2-point conversion left South Hills leading 12-7.
Blake scored another touchdown on a 6-yard quarterback draw that capped a 10-play, 72-yard drive. The score made it 19-7 before halftime.
The Yellow Jackets took their first possession of the second half and drove 66 yards and scored on a 10-yard pass from Vincent Berrones to Elijah Pierson. The drive covered nine plays and cut South Hills' lead to 19-14.
The Scorpions answered with a nine-play, 75-yard drive with Vasquez scoring from the 1 for a 26-14 advantage.
The Yellow Jackets then drove the ball to the Scorpions 42, but Blake intercepted a pass. The Scorpions sealed the game five plays later on a 6-yard scoring run by Vasquez.
Webb finished with 132 yards rushing, 104 coming in the first half for the Yellow Jackets. For the Scorpions, Blake was 7 of 11 passing for 153 yards and rushed eight times for 85 yards.
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