A match-up of District 6-4A unbeatens Friday night figured to be tightly contested.
Fort Worth Dunbar and Saginaw Boswell didn’t disappoint.
DeVonta Kinney of Dunbar caught a long touchdown pass and scored on an interception return to break a fourth-quarter tie and lead the Wildcats to a 40-29 victory at Clark Stadium.
Dunbar (6-0, 4-0) outscored the Pioneers (2-3, 2-1) 26-10 in the fourth quarter, including the final two touchdowns of the game. The game featured seven lead changes and two ties.
A 1-yard run by Boswell quarterback Drew Bicknell and a two-point conversion run by Antoine Stevenson (193 yards rushing) forged a 27-27 tie with just under eight minutes left in the game.
But the Wildcats soon retook the lead and kept it. On first down from the Dunbar 37, La’Quarrian Peoples lofted a deep pass to Kinney. The sophomore caught the pass in stride and dashed into the end zone for a 34-27 advantage with 6:06 remaining.
Kinney picked off a Boswell pass on the ensuing possession and raced 67 yards to extend the Wildcats’ lead to 40-27. Dunbar later got an interception at the 1-yard to thwart a Boswell scoring threat. The Wildcats also recovered three fumbles.
Peoples intentionally ran out of the back of the end zone in the final minutes. Peoples passed for 108 yards and two scores. But Dunbar’s offense followed the lead of Taylor Martin. The junior running back had 249 yards and two scores on the ground. His 79-yard run in the second quarter gave Dunbar a 7-3 halftime lead.
Boswell’s offense was led by Bicknell. The senior had two touchdown passes and 315 yards through the air. His 69-yard strike to Scott Moody briefly gave the Pioneers a 12-7 lead midway through the third quarter. Moody had nine grabs for 133 yards.
But Dunbar reclaimed the lead on the ensuing possession on an 85-yard run by Martin. The Pioneers would reclaim the lead late in the third quarter on a 19-yard strike from Bicknell to Sean Webster.
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