IRVING — Euless Trinity used a power running game to muscle past Irving High 42-7 Friday at Irving Schools Stadium, running 20 more plays than the Tigers and pounding out 478 yards total offense.
Trinity (7-2, 6-0) stays in first place and remains unbeaten in District 6-5A. Irving (5-4, 3-3) is alone in fourth place and can clinch a playoff berth with a victory in its season finale against Irving MacArthur.
Christian Hammack led Trinity in rushing with 92 yards and two touchdowns, plus he completed five passes for 97 yards. But Hammack directed a balanced attack that saw four Trojans rush for at least 64 yards and four rush for a touchdown.
Trinity ran at least seven plays in each of its first six drives of the game, but broke the game open in the third quarter with a couple of big plays.
A blocked punt set up a three-play, 12-yard drive. Tyler Natee scored on a 1-yard plunge. The next time the Trojans had the ball, Hammack broke free down the left sideline on a 55-yard TD run to give Trinity a 35-7 lead.
An Irving fumble set up another quick Trinity touchdown in the fourth quarter, with Kenneth Gonzales scoring on a 10-yard run.
Irving was led by running back Antonio Franklin, who rushed for 111 yards on 29 carries.
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