MIDLAND -- Southlake Carroll quarterback Kenny Hill had 463 yards of total offense with three passing and three rushing touchdowns. Not bad for a game, but Hill had all that in the first half.
The rout was on early for Carroll, which continued its run at a second consecutive state title with a 73-23 victory over El Paso El Dorado in the Class 5A Division I area round Saturday night at Grande Communications Stadium.
Carroll (11-1) advances to the third-round against Euless Trinity in a showdown of Dallas-Fort Worth powerhouses. Game time and venue are to be determined.
"I felt we played really solid and came out hot just like we have been all year," Hill said. "The O-line has been protecting great and they did another phenomenal job. The receivers made plays and we're just trying to keep it rolling."
Hill set the tone early for the Dragons. He had a 3-yard TD run on their first offensive possession, and connected with junior wide receiver Ryan Weigel on a 55-yard catch-and-run on their second drive.
Hill then hooked up with junior wide receiver Luke Timian on a 35-yard TD pass, and added 4- and 60-yard TD runs later in the first quarter.
Carroll scored on all of its possessions in the first half (seven TDs and a field goal). Hill was part of six of them; junior running back A.J. Ezzard scored the other TD on a 3-yard run.
By the break, the Dragons had 512 yards of offense and led 52-10.
El Dorado had two TD drives to make it a 52-23 game in the third quarter. The Carroll first-team offense returned, and Hill's 6-yard TD run made it 59-23 late in the third quarter.
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