North Dallas running back Geovioni Manning totaled over 300 yards on the night, with five touchdowns, including four rushing, as the Bulldogs beat Fort Worth Diamond Hill-Jarvis 50-26 Thursday night in season-opening action for both teams at Farrington Field.
Manning’s offensive performance accounted for all but 23 yards of North Dallas’ total offense, and he got the scoring going early.
With only about two minutes gone in the first quarter, Manning took a handoff and scampered 25 yards for the first score.
The Eagles responded on their first possession when running back Sammy Gonzalez scored on a 27-yard run, but the 2-point conversion failed and North Dallas still had the lead at 7-6. The Bulldogs would increase their lead 17 seconds later when quarterback Jason Medellin found Manning for a 45-yard score to give North Dallas the 14-6 lead after the first quarter of play.
In the second quarter, Diamond Hill-Jarvis running back Tim Robinson scored from 5 yards out, and also scored the 2-point conversion himself to knot the score at 14-14. Robinson finished with 128 yards and three touchdown on the night.
A minute later, however, Manning’s 31-yard touchdown run put North Dallas back up. Near the end of the first half Manning would rush for one more, this one from 28 yards out for the 28-14 halftime lead.
Robinson added another touchdown for Diamond Hill-Jarvis to cut the score to 42-21 going into the fourth quarter. Following a defensive stop for the Eagles, Robinson scored his third touchdown of the night to make the score 42-27, but that was as close as they would get.
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