Jaylen King ran for 175 yards and three touchdowns in the first half as host Saginaw started district play on a high note, beating Fort Worth Carter-Riverside 53-7 at Rough Rider Stadium.
King capped off the first possession by Saginaw (1-2, 1-0 6-4A) with a 35-yard touchdown run.
Carter-Riverside (0-3, 0-1) stopped Saginaw at its own 8-yard line on their next possession, but couldn’t stop King from adding a 17-yard touchdown run early in the second to make the score 14-0.
King, who averaged 16 yards per rush in the game, added a third touchdown early in the second quarter on a 31-yard run to make it 20-0 after the Eagles’ defense blocked the extra point.
Saginaw added another touchdown early in the third on King’s 72-yard touchdown pass from quarterback John Polston.
Polston finished the game 11 of 15 passing for 207 yards. He also added 11 yards rushing and a 1-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.
Saginaw’s offense racked up 623 yards of total offense, including 426 rushing.
John Polston scored on a 1-yard keeper late in the second quarter, and Maleek Tarver tacked on a 3-yard run to make it 33-0 Saginaw at halftime. The Rough Riders’ defense allowed just 83 yards and five first downs in the game.
Raymond Jimenez scored on a 1-yard run for Carter-Riverside.
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