Fort Worth Wyatt looked like anything but a two-win football team while earning a victory it badly needed on Thursday night.
The Chaparrals captured their first District 7-4A victory -- against three defeats -- by going up and down the field at Clark Stadium with relative ease, leaving Heights feeling stalled on the West Freeway in a 41-13 victory.
The one-two punch of running back Javonte Adams and quarterback Ladell Marshall turned into a knockout punch for the Chaps, who sent Arlington Heights (1-6, 1-3) to its third loss in four games.
Adams rushed for 184 yards and two touchdowns on 32 carries. Marshall ran for 141 yards and two touchdowns and added 117 yards on 8 of 17 passing and a 7-yard touchdown pass to Desmon Martin in the fourth quarter.
"We got one out of the way and we got three more to make it to the playoffs," said Adams, a sophomore who credited his success to the tutelage of his upperclassman mentor, Marshall. "And that's what we plan on doing."
Wyatt (3-4, 1-3) joined Heights, Fort Worth South Hills and Fort Worth Western Hills in a tie for fourth place with three games to go, including a showdown with South Hills next week.
The top four advance to the playoffs.
Aledo, Granbury and Fort Worth Southwest are the district's leaders.
If the Chaps' season started slowly, the same couldn't be said about their start Thursday.
A steady diet of Adams, who had 121 first-half yards, put Wyatt in good shape on its first two drives.
The Chaparrals went 63 yards in eight plays, capped by Marshall's first touchdown.
Sammy Webb led Heights with 139 yards and a touchdown.
Heights was unable to take advantage of two first-half turnovers that gave the Yellow Jackets possession in Wyatt territory.
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