ARLINGTON — Quarterback Ervin Hill accounted for eight touchdowns — five rushing and three passing — to lead Arlington Sam Houston past Fort Worth Paschal 61-51 in a District 3-5A game Friday at Wilemon Field.
Hill had 257 yards on 17 carries, with scoring runs of 64, 26, 80, 9 and 5 yards. He completed 10 of 16 passes for 206 yards and touchdowns of 55, 24 and 48 yards.
Paschal’s Dylan Thomas rushed for 186 yards and a score and passed for 178 and two TDs.
The two teams combined for 1,317 yards and 55 first downs. Paschal trailed 28-24 at the half but took a 38-35 third-quarter lead on a 36-yard pass from Thomas to Darrell James.
Sam Houston (2-2, 1-0) regained the lead on the next possession on a 30-yard run by Daylon Woods and never trailed the rest of the way. Hill’s 80-yard run late in the third extended the Texans’ lead to 48-38.
Sam Houston led by as many as 16 in the fourth quarter, but Paschal (3-1, 0-1) rallied for a late score on a 3-yard pass from Thomas to James. The latter had 153 yards receiving and two touchdowns.
Sam Houston clung to a 28-24 lead after a first half that included three lead changes. Hill had four TDs in the half and eclipsed 100 yards through the air and on the ground.
On his first carry of the game, Hill cut left and went 64 yards for a 7-0 Texans lead. He later tossed a short pass to Torrence Pendleton on third-and-3 from the Sam Houston 45. Pendleton went 55 yards for a 14-7 lead.
Hill extended the Texans’ lead to 21-10 in the second on a 24-yard pass to Daylon Woods.
Paschal rallied for a 24-21 lead in the second quarter, first cutting Sam Houston’s lead to 21-17. After recovering a Texans fumble, Kelly Darrough ran 39 yards for a TD to give Paschal the lead. Paschal had 263 yards rushing in the first half.
The Texans pulled back in front on a Hill’s 9-yard run. He carried seven times for 101 yards and was 6 of 10 for 108 yards in the first half.
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