When Javonte Adams took the first play from scrimmage 76 yards for a Fort Worth Wyatt touchdown, the Chaparrals thought they were putting last week’s 74-point loss to Aledo behind them.
But that didn’t last long.
Fort Worth Arlington Heights scored on its third play from scrimmage and never looked back in a 54-21 rout Friday night at Farrington Field.
Kameron Hill was the only runner the Yellow Jackets (3-4, 3-1 District 6-4A) needed to pull away from the Chaparrals (1-5, 0-4 District 6-4A).
Hill, a senior, rushed for 192 yards and five touchdowns, including a 25-yard run on Heights’ third offensive play. He piled up most of his yardage in a first half that saw Heights outgain Wyatt 291-130 and take a 47-7 halftime lead.
The Yellow Jacket defense forced five punts and, the Jackets’ Taylor Smith returned a fumble for a touchdown.
Heights’ Brennan Bibbs made it 21-7, catching a 28-yard TD pass from Deion Hair’Griffin early in the first quarter.
Adams carried the Chaparral offense, racking up 183 yards and two touchdowns.
The Yellow Jackets scored 54 unanswered points after Adams’ game-opening TD run, scoring on all but two drives.
Hair’Griffin was steady at the helm, throwing for 149 yards on 9-of-12 passing for two touchdowns.
Wyatt quarterback Michael Thomas had a rough night (3-of-12) against a relentless Yellow Jacket pass rush, but he was able to jump over a pile at the goal line for a touchdown in the third quarter.
With the rain hitting Farrington Field at the beginning of the second half and a 40-point lead for Arlington Heights, officials instituted a running clock for the remainder of the game.
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