All Saints quarterback and TCU commitment Foster Sawyer turned in another dominating performance Friday night, passing for 230 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Saints to a 64-7 win over Fort Worth Carter-Riverside.
The Saints (2-0) got off to a quick start, with Sawyer hooking up with receiver Blaze Moorhead for two touchdown passes on back-to-back possessions.
Carter-Riverside (0-2) tried to answer, taking its first possession of the second quarter to the Saints’ 30-yard line. The drive ended with an Eagles fumble.
Sawyer capped a three-play drive with a 13-yard touchdown pass to Blake Hollenbeck to push the score to 28-0, putting the game out of reach.
“Foster’s football IQ is really high,” All Saints coach Aaron Beck said. “Tonight we let him call more than half of the plays himself. He’s an outstanding student of the game and just a special player.”
The Saints’ defense dominated all night, picking up three fumbles and two interceptions and holding the Eagles to just 46 yards.
Carter-Riverside senior wide receiver Skyler Howell provided the lone score for the Eagles, taking a handoff from quarterback Vincent Luna and sprinting untouched for a 70-yard touchdown to open the second half.
It was the first touchdown of his career for Howell, who has been diagnosed with autism, according to Carter-Riverside coach Jim Jeffries.
Howell has been playing varsity football since his sophomore season. The score, aided by a show of sportsmanship by the Saints’ defense, was Howell’s first touchdown.
“Coach Jeffries talked to us before the game and I presented the plan to our guys at halftime,” said Beck.
Both teams converged on the elated Howell, showering him with high fives and back slaps as he skipped off the field.
“Skyler is the heart and soul of our team,” said Jeffries. “This was something we really wanted to be able to give him and help make a special memory in his life.”
Still grinning ear to ear after the game, Howell was eager to brag on his teammates.
“I love Carter-Riverside and my teammates,” said Howell as he remembered his touchdown run. “All I was thinking about was the end zone.”
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