ARLINGTON -- Arlington Bowie claimed its sixth straight victory this season and eighth consecutive win over Arlington Sam Houston with a 55-14 triumph Thursday night at Wilemon Field.
Quarterback Tony James threw for 116 yards and three touchdowns with another 62 yards and two scores on the ground for Bowie (7-1, 5-0 in District 3-5A). The sophomore completed his first nine passes, two of them for touchdowns, before his 9-yard scoring run with four seconds remaining in the first quarter gave the Volunteers a 21-0 lead.
Brican Crossley gained 108 total yards with four touchdowns. The junior's 6-yard scoring reception with 12 seconds remaining in the first half gave the Volunteers a 35-14 cushion at the break.
"It was the offensive line, they blocked great tonight and created huge holes," Crossley said. "There were cutback lanes everywhere."
Bowie running back Don Jerry added 172 rushing yards and the final score of the game on a 43-yard run in the fourth quarter. Wideout Eric Rivers finished with six grabs for 67 yards and a score.
Bowie coach Kenny Perry wasn't pleased with his defense, which allowed Sam Houston (2-6, 1-4) a pair of long touchdown runs in the second quarter to Trae Swift (85 yards rushing) and Andrew Alvarado (108 yards).
"I always like to win, but we're still playing too soft," Perry said. "It's frustrating. I can't say it enough, we have to get more physical if we want to make a run here."
The Vols wrap up the regular season against Arlington (7-1, 4-1) and Arlington Martin (6-1, 4-0).
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