QB’s three TDs lead Arlington Heights to opening victory

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Fort Worth Arlington Heights rode quarterback Deion Hair’Griffin’s three rushing touchdowns to a 29-6 victory Friday over White Settlement Brewer at Brewer Bears Stadium.

Hair’Griffin finished with 154 yards overall, with 95 coming through the air and another 59 on the ground. Hair’Griffin finished 8 for 18 through the air.

Penalties plagued both teams. They combined for 37 penalties for 327 yards.

Hair’Griffin led the Yellow Jackets in yards overall, with Terrence Gilliam adding 41 and Kevin Bowie providing 52. Brewer’s Jameson Carson led the Bears with 10 carries for 59 yards.

Carson opened the scoring early in the first quarter with a 5-yard touchdown run.

Arlington Heights took advantage of a sloppy second quarter and put 16 points on the board. The Yellow Jackets converted on fourth-and-12 with a fake punt that helped set up the first score. Davon Davis capped the 14-play drive with a 4-yard run to put Heights up 7-6 early in the second quarter.

Brewer added to its own damage, with a long snap sailing over the head of the punter and through the end zone for a safety. The Yellow Jackets overcame a lost fumble on their next drive and scored with 2 seconds left in the half. Hair’Griffin ran in from 6 yards out, and a converted extra point put Arlington Heights up 16-6 at the break.

Heights finished with 29 unanswered points as Hair’Griffin added two touchdown runs in the second half.

Brewer responded late behind Eric Worlds, who scored on a 1-yard run.

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