Fort Worth South Hills needed a victory Thursday against Fort Worth Western Hills to keep pace in the District 7-4A playoff race.
Tracin Wallace made sure a victory is exactly what the Scorpions got. The freshman passed for 232 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 154 and two scores to lead South Hills past the Cougars 56-28 at Scarborough-Handley Field.
South Hills (6-3, 3-3 in 7-4A) finds itself a half-game behind fourth-place Southwest, which plays Arlington Heights tonight at Farrington Field. The Scorpions face Southwest next Thursday in the regular-season finale at Clark Stadium with a playoff spot on the line.
Wallace and the South Hills’ offense rolled up 571 yards of offense and 27 first downs, never punted and committed no turnovers. Wallace threw a touchdown pass and ran for a score in the first half, and the Scorpions led 21-14 at intermission.
The Scorpions went 50 yards in three plays on their opening drive with Wallace running for the final 23 yards into the end zone to tie the game at 7. Wallace hit Treylon LaSalle in stride for a 37-yard touchdown and a 14-7 advantage late in the first quarter.
Antwan Roberson scored the first of his three touchdowns on a 16-yard run to break a 14-14 tie midway through the second quarter. Roberson finished with 31 yards and two scores on the ground, caught seven passes for 89 yards and a TD and threw a pass for 49 yards.
South Hills pulled away in the second half, outscoring the Cougars (0-9, 0-6) 35-14 in the final two quarters. A 29-yard touchdown pass from A.J. Daniels to Jordan Abernathy on the final play of the third quarter cut the Scorpions’ lead to 35-21.
But Roberson scored on a 4-yard run and teammate Mitchell Bailey added a an 8-yard scoring run early in the fourth to put the game out of reach.
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