ARLINGTON — In their final game at Cravens Field, the upperclassmen led the way for Arlington Lamar, scoring five touchdowns en route to a 42-10 win over Weatherford on Friday night.
Lamar safety Cameron Hines blocked Weatherford’s punt on its opening drive to set up a 2-yard touchdown run by senior tailback Cameron Smith, who would score again on the Vikings’ next possession.
The Vikings (7-2, 5-1 District 3-5A) rolled up 21 unanswered points in the first quarter.
“We wanted to avoid a flat start,” said Lamar head coach Trent Fuller. “Our win against Martin last week was big for us. It showed our team that we can win with [backup quarterback] Andy [Guinn] and it gave us confidence going forward.”
Weatherford (2-7, 2-4) held Lamar scoreless in the second quarter while mounting a comeback. The Kangaroos scored on a 10-yard touchdown pass from sophomore Bryce Burks to Chris Whitling and added a 23-yard field goal to make the score 21-10 heading into the half.
On the heels of a 16-tackle performance last week, Vikings senior safety Marquise McClinton had another huge game, finishing with four sacks.
“There were a lot of emotions in this game,” said McClinton. “I cried before the game, just knowing it was my last time to play on this field. We knew we had to get a win and we left it all on the field tonight”
Lamar moves into a tie with Arlington Bowie for first place in District 3-5A.
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