High School Football

Fort Worth South Hills rides running back’s big plays past Saginaw

The South Hills dance team performs at halftime of the Sept. 1 Seagoville game.
The South Hills dance team performs at halftime of the Sept. 1 Seagoville game. rmallison@star-telegram.com

Fort Worth South Hills running back Anthony Watkins scored on three long plays Thursday as the Scorpions defeated Saginaw 29-13 at Scarborough-Handley Field.

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Key players: Watkins returned the opening kickoff for a 90-yard touchdown and rushed for scores of 84, 48 and 2 yards. Saginaw got touchdown runs from Patrick Hayes and Kameron Williams. Williams’ scoring run cut the South Hills lead to 16-13 late in the third quarter, but Watkins countered with a pair of touchdown runs to put the game away.

Key stat: Watkins carried 12 times for 231 yards and scored four touchdowns. Saginaw quarterback Xavier McAfee ran for 74 yards on 17 carries and threw for 132 yards.

Records: Saginaw 0-2; Fort Worth South Hills 2-0.

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