ARLINGTON — Someone’s going to have to take charge of the final playoff spot in District 3-5A. The Arlington Colts figure it might as well be them.
The Colts stated their case for joining the district’s Arlington power trio of Bowie, Lamar and Martin on Friday, taking advantage of mistake-prone Arlington Sam Houston for a 48-24 victory at Wilemon Field.
The Colts (3-4, 2-2) had an answer for everything Sam Houston (3-4, 2-2 ) could muster, putting the game out of reach with three late scoring drives.
The Texans, who gave away a fumble and two interceptions, not only lost the tiebreaker with AHS with the defeat, but still must face Bowie and Martin in two of their final three regular-season games.
Arlington quarterback Michael Gray, who was 17 of 31 passing, threw three touchdown passes and ran for two more to lead the Colts’ offense, which racked up 487 yards. Mason Shaw was had two touchdown receptions and had six catches for 86 yards. Bronderick Bell caught seven passes for 80 yards and a score.
Sam Houston rushed for 229 yards, with quarterback Ervin Hill leading the way with 127 yards, including a 63-yard touchdown with just over a minute left.
In the third quarter, Darrion Flowers’ touchdown run cut the lead to 27-17, but the Colts answered with drives of 80, 50 and 45 yards.
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