Dunbar heads to playoffs with spotless record

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La’Quarrian Peoples passed for two touchdowns and rushed for another as Fort Worth Dunbar capped an undefeated regular season on Friday.

The Wildcats’ offense controlled the clock and hit for several big plays in the first half, while the defense swarmed to the ball and forced turnovers. The end result was a 34-21 victory against Saginaw at Clark Stadium.

Next up for Dunbar (10-0, 8-0 in District 6-4A) is a 4A Division II bi-district playoff against Wichita Falls at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at Springtown.

Saginaw (5-5, 5-3) will face defending state champion Denton Guyer in a 4A Division I bi-district game at 7 p.m. on Friday at Northwest ISD Stadium.

“This is a fun time,” Dunbar coach Todd Lawson said. “It’s the second season now.”

Dunbar built a 28-0 lead in the first half. The Wildcats opened the game with a 98-yard drive that consumed almost seven minutes. Peoples threw an 18-yard TD pass to DeVonta Kinney for a 7-0 lead.

Peoples finished with 146 yards passing and 65 rushing.

Dunbar’s next score came two minutes later. Taylor Martin broke through multiple tacklers on a 28-yard run to the end zone. Dunbar rolled up 235 yards of offense and 12 first downs in the first half.

Kinney later intercepted a Saginaw pass and returned it to the Saginaw 1. Martin punched it in from there for a 21-0 lead. Martin finished with 132 yards on 22 carries and two touchdowns.

Dunbar’s Ty Watson intercepted a deep pass by Saginaw at the Dunbar 5 and returned it 37 yards.

That set up a 58-yard scoring drive. Peoples rushed twice for 26 yards and threw an 18-yard pass before scoring from eight yards on fourth-and-1 for a 28-0 lead.

Saginaw’s John Polston scored on runs of 1 and 5 yards to spark a late Rough Riders rally.

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