GRAPEVINE — Irving MacArthur used the running of senior Dwyne Johnson and sophomore Artiss Henderson to subdue Grapevine 31-29 in a hard-fought District 6-5A game Friday night at Mustang-Panther Stadium.
Henderson had touchdown runs of 48 and 75 yards, but it was a 3-yard smash on a fourth-and-one from the Grapevine 21 with a minute to play that iced the victory.
The Mustangs had fought back in the second half with three touchdowns and a field goal, necessitating the clock-killing drive by MacArthur late in the final quarter.
Grapevine was led by junior quarterback Sam Barry, who threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more to spark the Mustangs’ comeback. Barry connected with wideout Dom Dibella from 15 yards out as time expired in the first half to get Grapevine on the board after MacArthur had taken an 18-0 lead.
Barry scored on an 8-yard run to narrow the deficit to 18-13 early in the second half.
Johnson later scored on a 2-yard plunge by Johnson to give MacArthur a 31-22 lead with 5:24 to play. But Grapevine responded again with a 48-yard bomb from Barry to Dibella.
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