IRVING — Quarterback Christian Garcia ran for 136 yards and threw for 152, accounting for four touchdowns, as Irving beat Grapevine 33-7 on Friday night at Irving Schools Stadium.
The win made the Tigers 4-2 for the year, 2-1 in District 6-5A.
It was a tough night for the Mustangs offensively. Grapevine (0-6, 0-3) made only five first downs.
Their lone bright spot was junior quarterback Sam Barry. He ran for 70 yards, despite 29 yards of losses on six sacks. And he scored Grapevine’s only touchdown on a 22-yard run 31/2 minutes into the second half that cut the Tigers lead to 19-7.
But Irving took control on its ensuing possession, driving 67 yards in 10 plays. Garcia scored his second of three touchdowns on a 10-yard keeper making it 26-7. He scored the final touchdown on an 8-yard run.
Grapevine threatened in the fourth quarter after Justin Roach’s interception and 13-yard return, to the Tiger 24, but a 15-yard penalty for a late hit, and a false start wrecked the opportunity.
Irving scored three first-half touchdowns, two by Morris Shell III.
In the first half, the Tigers limited Grapevine to 6 yards total offense, and no first downs while accumulating 258 yards.
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