DALLAS -- Southlake Carroll quarterback Kenny Hill ran for two touchdowns and threw for two more to lead the Dragons back to the state semifinals for the first time since 2006.
Hill had plenty of help Saturday night in Carroll's 31-14 Class 5A Division I state quarterfinals victory over Arlington Martin at a rain-soaked Gerald J. Ford Stadium. Carroll (14-0) will play Dallas Skyline (14-0) at 4 p.m. Saturday back at Ford Stadium for a spot in the state championship.
Hill finished with 238 total yards with 168 coming through the air on a night where the rain would not let up.
"We don't have any excuses, we just come out and do what we do," Hill said. "We came into it wanting to throw the ball even if it was raining, we didn't care about the conditions, and that's what we did tonight."
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Two-way player Sabian Holmes caught two touchdown passes, finishing with five catches for 92 yards. On defense, Holmes was responsible for two Martin turnovers and helped Carroll shut out an opponent in the second half for the third straight game.
Carroll has outscored its four playoff opponents 59-8 in the second half. Linebackers Will Davis, Jeff Miller and Dillon Rake were everywhere for the Dragons and combined for five tackles for loss, a sack and a fumble recovery.
"You know we worked hard all off-season and this is what we did it for," Miller said. "It's the best feeling in the world."
The two teams slugged it out in a first half that saw three lead changes.
Martin struck first on an 8-yard rumble by running back Kyle Hicks, early in the opening quarter. Hicks would leave the game due to a leg injury with three minutes left in the third. He finished with 89 yards on 20 carries.
When the Dragons rattled off the next 10 points, the Warriors answered with a six-play, 80-yard drive in under three minutes to take a 14-10 lead with 9:00 left.
Carroll would score the next 21 points and hold Martin scoreless over the last 33 minutes.
"It's not really anything we're doing," Carroll coach Hal Wasson said. "The coaches do have a great plan, but it's the players who execute the plan, and they have a strong will to be successful."