SAGINAW — Fort Worth South Hills put outstanding field position to good use in the first half to help it get past Saginaw Chisholm Trail 45-36 in a nondistrict game Friday at Rangers Stadium.
Chisholm Trail’s Adrian Gray smothered a South Hills punt to set up the Rangers’ first score. Shawn Robinson finished off the drive with a 3-yard touchdown run.
South Hills’ Tracin Wallace scored the first of his three first-half touchdowns on the ensuing drive to tie it. He had two touchdown runs from 1 yard out and a third from 2 yards. The Scorpions (2-0) also added a Mario Banegas 25-yard field goal in the first half.
The Rangers (0-2) drew closer just before halftime when Jeru Starks took off for a 95-yard kickoff return touchdown to make it 24-13 after the extra-point attempt failed.
Poor field position didn’t matter to South Hills in the second half.
On their first possession, the Scorpions drove 93 yards, highlighted by Wallace’s 52-yard touchdown run.
Starks scored the second of his three TDs on the Rangers’ next drive, and the 2-point conversion by Mateo Hernandez closed the gap to 31-21. Starks finished the night with 160 yards rushing.
Robinson scored on a 66-yard run midway through the fourth quarter to get the Rangers within 11 at 45-34, but South Hills closed out the game by scoring a safety.
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