High School Football

Dunbar surprises Birdville on late score

Fort Worth Dunbar scored the go-ahead touchdown with :38 remaining to take a dramatic 28-24 win over Birdville in a pivotal District 8-5A game at Birdville Fine Arts/Athletic Complex. Dunbar moved to fourth place in the district standings. after running back Paris Tucker capped off a late touchdown drive and quarterback Leon’te Cooper ran in the 2-point conversion.

Key players: Dunbar QB Leon’te Cooper threw for 202 yards and ran for another 45 yards and a score. Damionta Houston finished with seven catches for 141 yards. Isaiah Weatherspoon led Birdville in rushing with 30 carries and 137 yards and a score. Chris Tucker added six catches for 77 yards.

Key stat: Dunbar was able to overcome 14 penalties for 112 yards.

Records: Dunbar 3-5, 3-2 8-5A; Birdville 4-4, 2-3.

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