Arlington Seguin mistakes costly in West Mesquite romp

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Mississippi State commitment Chason Virgil accounted for five touchdowns in three quarters of action as West Mesquite dominated Arlington Seguin 55-22 in the season opener for both teams Thursday at Wilemon Field.

Virgil, who has started since his freshman year at West Mesquite, threw four scoring passes while rushing for another.

Seguin moved the ball well most of the night, only being outgained by the Wranglers 432 yards to 386, but costly mistakes plagued the Cougars.

Penalties set the Seguin offense back in the second quarter, allowing West Mesquite to start a pair of scoring drives in Seguin territory. West Mesquite also returned one kickoff for a touchdown and returned another kick 93 yards to the 3-yard line in the third quarter, effectively eliminating any chance for a Seguin rally.

The Cougars scored on the game’s opening drive, moving 12 plays on 80 yards, largely behind the running of junior Darrian Hammonds. An 11-yard touchdown pass from Jalen Morton to Londarious Brown capped the drive.

Hammonds finished the game with 234 yards rushing and two touchdowns.

That would be Seguin’s only lead, however, as West Mesquite dominated the rest of the first half. Virgil ripped off a long run, and shortly after tied the game on a 12-yard scoring pass to Akilian Butler.

After recovering a fumble in Seguin territory, West Mesquite struck again on Virgil’s 7-yard touchdown run and a 14-7 lead.

Seguin went three-and-out on its next series. On its next play from scrimmage, West Mesquite’s Skyler Brown scored from 42 yards out for a 21-7 lead.

Virgil accounted for his third score of the half, hitting Donte Coleman on a 12-yard strike and 28-7 lead at the half.

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