Arlington stayed perfect and started district with a 41-30 win by holding off a furious comeback attempt in the fourth quarter. The Colts built a 24-0 halftime lead and held a comfortable 34-8 buffer through three before North Crowley outscored its host 22-7 in the fourth to make things interesting.
Key players: Arlington running back Kenland McCray rolled up 197 yards on 23 carries, scoring two touchdowns. Colts quarterback D’Montae Davis completed 11 of 16 passes for 162 yards and a score, while running two in himself. North Crowley quarterback Caleb Leake passed for 326 yards (20-of-32) and two touchdowns, while Panthers runner Jalen Robinson tallied 139 yards and scored once.
Key stat: Although Arlington dominated North Crowley on offense in the first half, 335-166 in total yards, the Panthers turned it up while clawing back in the second half and actually out-gained the Colts 510-465 yards by the end of the contest.
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Records: Arlington 4-0, 1-0 4-6A; North Crowley 2-2, 0-1