After struggling to an 0-4 start, Fort Worth Arlington Heights last week surpassed its season scoring total by nearly two touchdowns in a 55-3 rout of Fort Worth Trimble Tech.
The Yellow Jackets continued that offensive trend Thursday night, beating Fort Worth South Hills 40-16 at Clark Stadium, behind the strong play of sophomore quarterback Deion Hair-Griffin.
Hair-Griffin completed 14 of 22 passes for 234 yards, including a 20-yard touchdown pass to Davon Davis on the opening drive of the game. Hair-Griffin also ran for two touchdowns, a 1-yard sneak and a 35-yard scamper that put the Yellow Jackets (2-4 overall, 2-1 District 7-4A) up 20-10 heading into halftime.
Arlington Heights defense, aided by an interception from Roemello Davis in the fourth quarter, held South Hills (3-3, 0-3) to one touchdown the rest of the game.
South Hills, which started the season 3-0, moved the ball at times but had trouble capitalizing. The Scorpions got to first- and-goal from the 7-yard-line on their first possession but failed to score, settling on a field goal.
Then, on the second play of their next possession, quarterback Tracin Wallace fumbled, which was recovered by Arlington Heights Matthew Gordon. That set up Hair-Griffins first rushing touchdown
Wallace would score on a 6-yard touchdown run with 10:49 left to cut Arlington Heights lead to 27-16. But the Yellow Jackets pulled away.
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Arlington Heights’ Kerrion Graves tries to elude South Hills’ Currion Robinson, left, and Cedrick Warren.
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