Late touchdown pass lifts Duncanville by Arlington

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While Arlington’s defense kept the Colts in the game Friday night, it was Duncanville that had the last laugh in a season-opening 32-29 win at Panther Stadium.

Duncanville quarterback Michael Myers found receiver Elijah Gates in the left corner of the end zone for a 10-yard game-winning strike with 2:14 left.

It was the heart-piercing score that settled a see-saw battle where the lead changed hands five times.

Running back Raymond Sheard had 23 carries for 101 yards and two scores.

His first score, a 58-yard run up the left side, tied the game at 16 late in the third quarter. His two-yard run in the fourth quarter gave the Colts a 29-25 lead.

Duncanville then used some defense of its own to set up the game-winning drive.

Arlington’s defense kept them in the game after getting swept up in a quick first-drive strike by Duncanville.

After Eric Carrasco connected on a 26-yard field goal to give the Panthers a 3-0 lead, the Colts buckled down. Duncanville punted four times after that and had two turnovers in the first half.

A muffed punt early in the second quarter led to a 21-yard touchdown catch by Arlington sophomore Jack Carnes.

He broke across busted coverage in the middle for an easy reception and helped cut Duncanville’s lead to 10-6.

An interception by junior linebacker Matthew Anunda led to Billy Ticknor’s 25-yard field goal.

Duncanville threatened late in the first half, gaining a first and goal at the Arlington 9-yard line with :55 remaining.

Nose guard Curtis Foley sacked Duncanville’s Myers three straight times.

Arlington quarterback Hunter Collins was 9 of 22 for 96 yards and a score.

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