Jeru Starks rushed for 163 yards and three touchdowns Friday night as Saginaw Chisholm Trail defeated Fort Worth North Side 52-10 to pick up its first victory at Chisholm Trail Stadium.
Starks broke 66 yards on the first play for a touchdown for the Rangers (2-3, 2-1 District 6-4A). North Side (0-5, 0-3) was forced to punt on the ensuing possession. However, the snap was fumbled and Chisholm Trail recovered at the Steers’ 9-yard line. Starks scored a 3-yard run to put the Rangers up 14-0 less than three minutes into the game.
The Steers cut the lead to 14-3 with a 35-yard field goal by Omar Rivera, but Rangers defensive back Sederian Childers picked off a pass early in the second quarter to set up a 36-yard field goal by Pierce Saville.
Kenneth McCleveland scored from 7 yards out on a fake field-goal attempt to give the Rangers a 24-3 at halftime.
The Rangers’ defense came up with a fumble recovery on the North Side 18, and Starks picked up right where he left off in the first half, scoring his third rushing touchdown on the next play.
On its next possession, Chisholm Trail scored on a 42-yard touchdown pass to Brad Pippi from Shawn Robinson, and Robinson and Pippi hooked up again before the end of the third quarter to give the Rangers a 42-point lead.
Defensive lineman Devin Portales scored on a 9-yard fumble return late in the third quarter for Chisholm Trail.
North Side’s only touchdown can late in the fourth quarter on a 3-yard run from Johnny Aviles.
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