Fort Worth South Hills and its swift-footed running back drove a stake through the ground at the historic Farrington Field on Thursday night, claiming territory in District 7-5A.
Kyran Jackson rushed for six touchdown and 298 yards rushing on 15 carries for the Scorpions, who collected 678 yards of total offense in a 68-7 district-opening victory over Fort Worth Trimble Tech.
Jackson scored on runs of 55, 12, 52, 2, 12 and 58 yards.
South Hills scored on every possession except two, including the last drive in which it ran out the clock. Wide receiver Tylan Wallace opened the scoring with a 70-yard touchdown gallop and added a 11-yard touchdown reception from Trey Jones, playing now full time in place of Tracin Wallace, who is out for the season with a knee injury.
Jones threw for two touchdowns, including one to Calvin Clater from 33 yards. Jones was 5-for-8 for 105 yards and also had 99 yards rushing on eight carries. Wallace hauled in five catches for 72 yards.
The Scorpions remained undefeated at 4-0 and 1-0 in district. Trimble Tech is 2-2 and 0-1.
The Bulldogs’ lone highlight was Jonathan Alexander’s 80-yard interception return for a touchdown in the first quarter.
Tech was unable to get anything going offensively. South Hills’ defense held the Bulldogs to 127 total yards.
At the end of the first quarter, the Scorpions had a total yards edge of 295-13.
The Scorpions set the tone quickly, scoring on three big plays on successive drives to open the game.
Wallace took a pitch and sprinted 70 yards down the South Hills sideline on the first possession, and Jackson scored his first touchdown from 55 that set the momentum clearly on the Scorpions’ side.