BEDFORD — Not much went right for Arlington Bowie's football team Saturday afternoon at Pennington Field.
The Volunteers' surprising season ended with a 24-6 loss to unbeaten DeSoto, the state's No. 2-ranked Class 5A team, in a Class 5A Division I Region I semifinal.
Although Bowie held the explosive DeSoto offense (50.6 points a game coming in) to about half of its usual output, the Vols fell behind 10-0 after the Eagles' first two possessions and could manage only a second-quarter touchdown on a 4-yard run by Eric Rivers.
The Volunteers (11-2), who had won 10 in a row since the season's second week, came up empty on trips to the DeSoto 26, 20 and 15. A 26-yard touchdown run by quarterback Tony James was nullified by a holding penalty.
Dontre Wilson scored all three DeSoto touchdowns, on runs of 6 and 28, sandwiched by a 20-yard reception of a pass thrown by Desmon White. Wilson rushed for 127 yards -- 108 in the second half -- and the speedy White ran for 110 yards.
James, who took over at QB when junior starter Keaton Perry injured a knee in Week 2, ran for 110 yards on 16 carries, but never escaped on a play which could get Bowie back in the game.
DeSoto put it away with drives of 57 and 69 yards in the second half, with White hitting two passes for 35 yards on the first drive and the second drive exclusively on the ground.
The Eagles (13-0) will face the Southlake Carroll-Euless Trinity winner in the Region I final next week.
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