Arlington Bowie’s offense sputters against Dallas Skyline

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Arlington Bowie’s offense showed up for only three quarters of Friday’s game against Dallas Skyline, leading to a 52-28 loss.

Bowie (2-1) tallied just 117 yards of total offense and 14 points by halftime, with both touchdowns coming late in the second quarter. The Vols notched their first first down with 2 minutes left in the half.

Bowie collected 119 yards and two touchdowns in the second half but couldn’t keep Skyline (2-1) out of the end zone to piece together a comeback.

“We were not able to overcome the circumstances,” Bowie coach Danny DeArman said. “We knew coming in what this game was going to be like, and we felt like we were prepared for all the different parts of the game, the adversity we were going to face, and we weren’t able to overcome it.”

Skyline quarterback Sederian Copeland led the Raiders’ charge, passing for four touchdowns and rushing for two scores.

The dagger came with 4 minutes left in the third quarter when Copeland spun out of a would-be sack and scrambled to end zone for a score that widened the Skyline lead to 45-21. The touchdown also broke a streak of three consecutive Bowie scores spanning back to the end of the first half.

All three of Bowie’s touchdowns came on passing plays from quarterback Tony James, who was making his first start of the season in place of the injured Keaton Perry.

James’ first two touchdown passes went to Jamal Brown and Anthony Hawkins from 20 and 21 yards.

Three minutes into the second half, James recovered a fumbled snap and connected with Brican Crossley for a 9-yard touchdown.

James completed 12 of 15 passes for 111 yards.

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