Fort Worth Dunbar had to fight with a fury to win in the final seconds during last week’s season opener.
Such heroics weren’t necessary on Friday in a game between rivals vying for bragging rights in the southeast quadrant of Fort Worth.
Quarterback La’Quarrian Peoples had 108 yards rushing, including a 75-yard run in the first quarter, and a touchdown on eight carries, and Stepfawn Hughes had three touchdowns in a 42-6 nondistrict victory over a young and inexperienced Fort Worth Wyatt at Clark Stadium.
“The game’s always fun,” said Peoples, who tossed a touchdown pass with three seconds left to DeVonta Kinney to defeat Dallas Lincoln in Week 0. “Last week was good, but we got to keep moving on.”
Hughes, a Missouri recruit, had touchdown runs of 24 and 15 yards and returned an interception 30 yards for a touchdown.
“He’s doing his thing,” Dunbar coach Todd Lawson said of Hughes, who has four touchdowns in the first two games with limited opportunities. “Missouri is getting a good kid. He can play anywhere.”
Next for the 2-0 Wildcats is their District 6-4A opener against Saginaw Chisholm Trail. Wyatt, which will face another nondistrict opponent, Dallas Samuel, fell to 0-2.
Dunbar was without top running back Taylor Martin, who missed the game after sustaining a concussion against Lincoln.
There was still much left in the tank for the Wildcats.
Dunbar’s ground attack amassed 285 yards on 30 carries. Freshman Nakkia Cox rushed 13 times for 69 yards and two touchdowns in the the Wildcats’ 21-point third quarter.
“The kids set a goal to score 21 in the third quarter and we were able to do that,” coach Lawson said.
Javonte Adams had an 83-yard touchdown among his 137 yards rushing to account for the only score for the Chaparrals, who list 16 sophomores among their 38 players.
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