Arlington Bowie offense in midseason form

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Arlington Bowie’s defense showed up 24 minutes late for the Volunteers’ season opener against Dallas Jesuit on Friday night.

But the Volunteers’ defensive unit dug in when its team needed it most.

Scorched for 428 yards and six touchdowns in the first half, Bowie held Dallas Jesuit’s explosive offense to 38 yards in the second half and three consecutive three-and-outs to begin a decisive third quarter run in the Volunteers’ 72-49 over the Rangers in a nondistrict game between Class 6A teams at Wilemon Field.

Bowie’s offense appeared in midseason form, scoring on 11 consecutive possessions after missing a field goal on the game’s opening drive.

Quarterback Tony James, a TCU commitment, had six touchdown passes on 12-of-18 passing for 458 yards and gained 138 rushing and a touchdown for Bowie, which racked up 870 yards of total offense.

Running back Chris Gardner had 187 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Gardner also had 119 yards receiving, including an 80-yard touchdown catch-and-run.

James also found Jalin Badger for three touchdowns and Anthony Hawkins twice.

In addition to Gardner’s 80-yarder, Bowie scored on passing plays of 70 and 60 yards.

Rangers quarterback Bo Schneider, a Central Florida commitment, was 19-of-28 for 401 yards and five touchdowns, all in the first half.

Schneider completed only three passes in the second half.

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