Arlington Bowie pursued its goals on the football field Friday with revolutinary quickness. It’s an uncommon speed they play with in south Arlington, and, on this night, it was decisive.
Tony James had two touchdowns rushing and one passing and 222 total yards for Bowie, which hit host Fort Worth Paschal with a flash flood of 48 unanswered points in making quick work of the Panthers, winning 69-15 at Farrington Field.
The Volunteers (4-1, 2-0 District 3-5A) scored 21 points in the last 5:17 of the first half and 13 more in the first 45 seconds of the third quarter.
James had touchdown runs of 3 and 4 yards and found Brican Crossley on a screen that went for a 75-yard touchdown run during the crucial stretch late in the first half.
James had 71 yards rushing, 99 passing, hitting 5 of 7 attempts, and he caught four balls for 52 yards.
The Volunteers’ other QB, Keaton Perry, who takes limited snaps because of a knee injury, was 11 of 14 for 173 yards passing and two touchdowns, including a back-breaking 62-yard strike to Jalin Badger at the end of the first half that made the score 35-7.
Crossley also had a 10-yard rushing TD and Anthony Hawkins had a touchown run, a pass and a reception for Bowie, which racked up 637 total yards of offense.
Niko Smalls added an interception return for a touchdown for the Volunteers. Roderick Winters had two sacks, and Stody Bradley covered one of three lost Paschal fumbles.
Darrell James had 12 receptions for 145 yards and a touchdown for Paschal, 0-2 in district after starting the season 3-0.
Bowie had 406 total yards in the first half and 137 came on two plays.
Paschal drove inside the Volunteers’ 30 three times before finally capitalizing on the fourth advance.
Josh Widger’s 11-yard touchdown reception from Dylan Thomas appeared to be a critical score for the Panthers, who cut their deficit to 14-7.
But on Bowie’s next play, James hit Crossley with the screen pass.
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