The main goal for Fort Worth Arlington Heights on Thursday night was to bust that goose egg in the win column.
Behind quarterback Deion Hair’Griffin, who tossed five touchdown passes and ran for two more, the Yellow Jackets walked away from historic Farrington Field with a 55-3 win over Fort Worth Trimble Tech in a District 7-4A game.
Hair’Griffin was relentless for Heights (1-4, 1-1). He calmly worked the flats, completing 13 passes for 222 yards and ran for another 86 yards.
Hair’Griffin’s scoring passes were varied. He first led the Jackets 62 yards in 15 plays, capping the drive with a 9-yard scoring toss to Brennan Bibbs on a quick sideline out from for a 7-0 lead.
“It’s gratifying to get that first win after the schedule we started with,” Heights coach Phil Young said. “When you kind of get things going and the line is blocking like they were tonight, it makes sense that Deion put up the numbers he did.”
Heights turned a fumble on the ensuing possession into six more points, when Hair’Griffin started a rash of quick strikes.
His 14-yard rushing score was the first of two on the night to end a two-play, 39-yard drive and build a 13-0 lead.
Tech saw some daylight briefly in the second quarter after running back Daylon Tarkington, who finished the game with 92 yards rushing, helped work the Bulldogs to the Heights’ 17-yard line.
But successive lost yardage plays forced Tech to settle for a 36-yard field goal by Andy Siles. Tech’s scoring would end there.
Hair’Griffin threw four more touchdown passes, including a 58-yarder to Bibbs, and Heights scored 28 points in the third quarter to make the game a rout.
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