ARLINGTON -- Quarterback Charlie Baird and Arlington Lamar's offense are humming at the right time.
Baird completed 28 of 32 passes for 294 yards and four touchdowns as the Vikings defeated Fort Worth Paschal 61-28 in a District 3-5A finale Thursday night at Cravens Field.
Lamar clinches a playoff spot tonight if Arlington beats North Crowley.
"I'm pleased with our offense for sure," Lamar coach Trent Fuller said. "We'll need some more of that next week and to keep executing."
Baird completed his first 18 passes before an interception broke the string. By that time, the game was out of reach, with Baird tossing two touchdown passes and running back Cameron Smith running for two more.
Baird said the strong pass protection he received Thursday could help Lamar (5-5, 4-3) achieve success in the playoffs.
"The offensive line is playing really well, I have time to make reads, receivers are catching the ball and we're running the ball well," he said. "Now we need to keep that going."
Baird tossed the opening strike to Kavonta Mayweather for a 31-yard scoring play.
It was the first of three touchdowns for Mayweather, who finished with six catches for 81 yards.
Paschal (2-8, 0-7), though, put up a fight with a mix of formations and quarterback shuffles.
Gibson Duwe completed 12 of 23 passes for 186 yards and two touchdowns, and William Floyd was 10 of 20 for 117 yards and one score.
But Lamar was dialed in on offense with a 34-point second quarter and another 20 in the second half.
Six Lamar receivers had catches and the Vikings rushed for 422 yards.
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