Fort Worth Southwest piled up 28 second-quarter points, and then coasted to a 42-10 victory against Fort Worth Arlington Heights in a District 7-4A game Saturday afternoon at Clark Stadium.
Quarterback Justice Adams-Jones led the playoff-bound Raiders (7-2, 5-1 in 7-4A) with three rushing touchdowns and threw for another.
"The plan was, first of all, to win the ballgame, and we had some things that we wanted to work on or improve," Southwest coach Lanny Trammell said. "And we were trying to shore up some areas for the playoffs, and we did work on those areas today."
Southwest running back Jameion Williams took the second snap from scrimmage 58 yards for a Raiders touchdown, and Arlington Heights (2-7, 2-4) countered with a 29-yard Angel Gonzalez field goal that capped a 10-play, 53-yard drive on its first series before Adams-Jones and receiver Robbie Rhodes took over.
The duo connected on a 75-yard scoring pass early in the second quarter, Rhodes raced 45 yards for a score and Adams-Jones added touchdown runs of 14 and 77 yards before the half.
"I saw the blitz coming from my left side so I just went to the hole," said Adams-Jones of his 77-yard scoring run. "Robbie [Rhodes] was on his way to block for me, so I knew I was going to score."
Adams-Jones finished with 96 yards rushing on nine carries, adding a 1-yard scoring run late in the game. He completed 13 of 27 passes for 262 yards. Williams chipped in with 76 yards rushing and Willie Robinson Jr. caught six passes for 102 yards.
"Our offensive line executed, so the plays just happened," Adams-Jones said. "It all starts with them and if they execute well, then I execute well."
Arlington Heights controlled most of the first quarter, despite trailing 7-3, but the Yellow Jackets couldn't gain any offensive momentum the rest of the game. Heights had four punts, a fumble, a missed field-goal attempt and a blocked field-goal attempt.
Running back/quarterback Sammy Webb's 1-yard scoring run with 3:11 left in the third quarter cut the lead to 35-10, but that was as close as the Yellow Jackets got.
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