SAGINAW — Saginaw Boswell took advantage of a Saginaw miscue and Antoine Stevenson scored on a 25-yard run, leading the Pioneers to a 10-7 victory in a District 6-4A game at Roughrider Stadium on Friday night.
The Pioneers (6-3, 6-1 in 6-4A) picked up only eight first downs and 155 yards of offense. Stevenson had 16 carries for 68 yards.
Saginaw (5-4, 5-2) didn’t fare much better, finishing with 188 yards. Jaylen King led the way with 17 carries for 100 yards, but the rest of the team had 27 carries for just 5 yards. Quarterback John Polston completed 9 passes for 93 yards. Austin Wright caught 5 passes for 61 yards.
Neither team threatened much in the second half and Boswell finished the game when Rudy Martinez broke through the line to stop Polston for a loss. The Pioneers were able to run out the clock when, on fourth-and-12, Stevenson broke free for 14 yards.
In the first half, Boswell gained just 86 yards, but it was 9 more than Saginaw, which went in with just 77 yards and the 7-3 lead.
Both scoring drives were kept alive when the other team was called for roughing the punter.
Saginaw struck first, using a 16-play drive that covered 80 yards and ate up 8:02.
Facing a fourth-and-15 from the Pioneer 40, Boswell was whistled for the penalty and seven plays later Polston went in from 5 yards.
Luis Montalvo kicked a 24-yard field for Boswell as time expired in the first half.
Special to the Star-Telegram
Quarterback Drew Bicknell and Saginaw found yards tough to come by against Saginaw Boswell.
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