Fort Worth Dunbar scored 21 points in the third quarter and Taylor Martin rushed for 208 yards in the game as the Wildcats recorded a 35-21 win over Fort Worth Carter-Riverside in a District 6-4A game Thursday at Handley Field.
It was Martin's third game with more than 200 yards rushing.
The Wildcats (3-4, 3-2 in 6-4A) started the game with an onside kick they recovered at their 44-yard line. Seven plays later, the Wildcats scored on an 11-yard touchdown run by Dan Harris on a zone-read play with 9:18 left in the first quarter.
The Eagles (2-6, 2-4) would take the ball into Wildcats territory on their first two possessions but came away with no points.
Carter-Riverside scored late in the first quarter after a high Wildcats snap in punt formation went into the end zone for a safety to make the score 7-2.
Alexis Flores' 19-yard field goal for the Eagles cut the Dunbar lead to 7-5 with 1:41 remaining in the half, capping a 14-play, 83-yard drive. The Eagles had a first and goal from the 2, but the Wildcats' defense forced the field goal.
The Wildcats responded quickly on Harris' 28-yard scoring pass to Stepfawn Hughes to give Dunbar a 14-5 halftime lead.
On their first possession of the second half, the Wildcats scored in two plays, with Martin's 53-yard touchdown run through the middle of the field building the Dunbar lead to 21-5.
The Eagles cut the margin to 21-12 with 5:15 left in the third quarter after a 38-yard pass from Vincent Luna to Devan Cole.
But the Wildcats countered with two scoring plays. Harris connected with Ty Watson on a 35-yard touchdown pass. One possession later, Martin scored from 3 yards out for a 35-19 lead heading into the fourth quarter.
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