Euless Trinity strikes quickly, rolls big over Irving MacArthur

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Euless Trinity running back Isaac Ellsworth rushed 14 times for 235 yards and two scores and added a TD receiving as the Trojans outscored Irving MacArthur 63-35 in a District 6-5A game Thursday at Irving Schools Stadium.

Ellsworth scored on a 44-yard run on the Trojans’ first possession of the second half to give Trinity (3-2, 2-0) a comfortable 35-14 lead and put the game out of reach with an 87-yard TD run, ending Trinity’s scoring with 7:28 left.

Backfield mate Ja’Ron Wilson added 81 yards on 10 carries and touchdown runs of 8, 21, and 8 yards for Trinity. Quarterback Christian Hammack completed only four passes for 90 yards, but three went for scores.

MacArthur (2-3, 1-1) failed to get its running game going and had only 101 yards rushing before Artiss Henderson darted 47 yards for a score with 7:45 left, cutting Trinity’s lead to 56-28.

Quarterback Logan Austin went 16-of-31 passing for 249 yards and two scores for MacArthur, but the Cardinals couldn’t keep pace with the Trinity rushing attack. The Trojans had 444 yards on the ground.

Trinity took a quick 14-0 lead on a 24-yard touchdown pass from Hammack to Ellsworth and an 8-yard scoring run from Wilson.

The Trojan’s defense held MacArthur without a first down until 3:23 left in the first quarter, forcing three punts and ending another drive with a Dany Mulanga interception.

But the Cardinals’ initial first down produced points when Austin hit Cario Caballero on a slant and a 75-yard touchdown. The ball was almost intercepted, bouncing off the hands of Trinity defensive back Tyler Hayes before landing in Caballero’s arms.

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