WEATHERFORD — Arlington Martin’s defensive line played a game of meet-me-at-the-quarterback Friday night, leading the Warriors to a 47-3 romp over Weatherford at Kangaroo Stadium.
Myles Garrett led the Warriors defense all night, as the lineman recorded or assisted on nine sacks. O’Shea Jackson registered three sacks and four other tackles for loss.
“Myles Garrett is a dominant player, and it hasn’t mattered who we’ve played against,” Martin coach Bob Wager said. “The sack tally, even at this point in the season through five games, is astonishing unless you’re around him every day, and you realize the physical talents he has and the type of hard worker that he is.”
The Martin defense held Weatherford (0-5, 0-2 District 3-5A) to 25 rushing yards and 96 total yards.
“My teammates were getting through all night, and that really helped me to get through gaps and get to the quarterback,” Garrett said. “When we have a night like tonight, it gets hectic; we all just want to see who’s going to get to the quarterback first.”
Those defensive plays led to short fields for the Martin offense and allowed the Warriors (4-1, 2-0) to break the game open in the second half after taking a 13-3 lead after two quarters.
Running back Nic Smith became the primary benefactor of his defense’s dominance. He finished with 157 rushing yards and three touchdowns.
Martin quarterback Eric Walker threw for 196 yards and two touchdowns, one of which was a 62-yard score by wideout Antoine Ewing on the Warriors’ first possession of the second half. Ewing had four catches for 111 yards.
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