GRAPEVINE — Grapevine won a battle of winless teams, beating Carrollton Turner 51-21 in front of a homecoming crowd Friday at Mustang-Panther Stadium.
Both teams entered the game 0-6 overall and 0-3 in District 6-5A. Grapevine (1-6, 1-3) moved out of the district cellar it shared with Turner, which fell to 0-7 and 0-4.
Mustangs quarterback Sam Barry put the game away early with four first-quarter touchdowns, sprinting 16, 67 and 28 yards before powering in from a yard out to give Grapevine a 28-0 lead.
Sandy Adams tossed a 60-yard touchdown pass to Dom Dibella at the start of the second quarter to stretch the lead to 35-0.
The Lions were able to get on the board in the last minute of the first half when running back Bruttus Walters pushed in for a 1-yard score. The point-after kick failed, making it at 35-6 at halftime.
Despite wrapping up his night early in the third quarter, Barry finished with 184 yards on 11 carries. His last play was an 8-yard pass completion.
Adams added a second touchdown with another scoring toss to Dibella from 20 yards.
The Lions were able to tack on two second-half touchdowns to cut into the Mustangs’ sizable lead. Most of Turner’s offense came from Walters, who rushed for 92 yards on 23 carries.
Walters also scored two touchdowns and added a 2-point conversion run in the second half.
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