It took Saginaw Chisholm Trail three offensive series to score Thursday night.
That catalyst proved the difference as the Rangers managed a patient attack that defeated Fort Worth Carter-Riverside 49-0 in a weather-delayed District 6-4A game at Scarborough-Handley Field.
Severe lightning moved in with 5:53 remaining in the third quarter and delayed the game for an hour.
Prior to that, it was Jeru Starks who got things going for Chisholm Trail (1-3, 1-1 in 6-4A).
He rushed 30 times for 201 yards, setting up two touchdown runs and scoring twice.
Mateo Hernandez touched the ball twice, scoring on runs of 10 and 1 yards.
Carter-Riverside (0-4, 0-2) struggled throughout and couldn’t shake two key turnovers in the third quarter when the Eagles looked as if they might have solved the offensive puzzle. Carter-Riverside had five fumbles.
Running back Fred Pitts had 17 carries for 59 yards and quarterback Vincent Luna completed three passes for 51 yards.
Pitts was strong on defense as well, recording three tackles for loss to help Carter-Riverside snuff out early drives.
It wasn’t until the 1:52 mark of the first quarter before Chisholm scored.
Hernandez capped a seven-play drive with the 1-yard score.
Chisholm Trail took two more possessions before another Eagles turnover left just 34 yards for another Rangers touchdown.
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