DALLAS — Fort Worth Carter-Riverside’s offensive run started too late and ended too early as Dallas Pinkston won the season opener 34-13 Thursday night at Jones Field.
Pinkston (1-0) took a 14-0 lead in the first quarter thanks to two quick scores.
Running back Aaron Ceasar broke free for a 37-yard touchdown run with 7:25 left in the quarter. Carter-Riverside (0-1) fumbled the ensuing kickoff, and Pinkston recovered. Less than two minutes later, quarterback Deion Higgins sprinted in from 8 yards out to make it 14-0.
In the first quarter, Carter-Riverside was limited to 10 total yards.
Pinkston extended its lead to 20-0 on the first play of the second quarter on Higgins’ 14-yard touchdown run.
But the Eagles got back in the game.
Quarterback Vincent Luna threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Michael Gentry on the next drive. Then with 4:54 left in the half, defensive back Jose Valdez snagged an interception and ran it back 35 yards to put Carter-Riverside in scoring position. Luna threw another touchdown to Fred Pitts for 30 yards.
Pinkston, however, expanded its lead to 26-13 in the final seconds of the first half when Higgins found a leaping Wayne Perry in the end zone.
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