Fort Worth Dunbar and Aledo are both undefeated in their respective Class 4A districts, but the difference between the two schools is obvious once each starts to pull away from their opponents.
The Aledo Bearcats can’t get their backups in fast enough. The Wildcats hardly have any.
Dunbar beat winless Fort Worth North Side 70-0 in a District 6-4A game Thursday night at Scarborough-Handley Field, and if anyone noticed Wildcats starting running back Taylor Martin still scoring in the fourth quarter, it wasn’t because he needed the reps.
“You don’t have an option,” Dunbar coach Todd Lawson said. “If I take [Martin] out, that’s a freshman that comes in at tailback.”
The Wildcats, who carry 27 varsity players, pushed their record to 8-0 and 6-0 in 6-4A, which they lead by 1 1/2 games with two weeks left in the regular season.
But the game wasn’t as clean at times as the final score might indicate. Dunbar racked up 16 penalties for 150 yards.
“We’re happy with the victory, but we played a very sloppy game,” Lawson said. “We’ll make sure we get that squared away with running tomorrow.”
Martin finished with 223 yards on nine carries. Five of those went for touchdowns, including runs from 76 and 40 yards.
Devonta Kinney had two touchdowns, a 73-yard run on Dunbar’s first offensive play of the game and a 65-yard interception return in the second quarter.
Royal Sparks added a 43-yard interception return for touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Quarterback La’Quarrian Peoples was 5-of-9 passing for 70 yards and a 26-yard touchdown pass to Kinney.
Wesley Roberts had a 5-yard touchdown run in the first quarter.
Ryan Osborne, 817-390-7760 Twitter: RyanOsborneFWST
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