High School Football

Playoff-bound Heights handles playoff-bound YMLA

Arlington Heights quarterback Deontre Jones (4) in action against North Side at Farrington Field, Oct. 21, 2017.
Arlington Heights quarterback Deontre Jones (4) in action against North Side at Farrington Field, Oct. 21, 2017. Special to the Star-Telegram

Fort Worth Arlington Heights 36, Fort Worth YMLA 6

In a Thursday game that was a playoff tune-up as both teams, the Yellow Jackets looked geared up for the next round as they routed the Wildcats at Farrington Field. Arlington Heights is the district’s No. 2 seed in Division I and will face Colleyville Heritage on Nov. 17 at Birdville Fine Arts/Athletics Complex at 7:30 p.m. YMLA is the No. 2 seed in Division II with its opponent and location to be determined.

Key players: Heights quarterback Deontre Jones accounted for 303 yards of offense to lead all players. The junior threw for 220 yards and two touchdowns,while also running for a game-high 83 yards and a score. Jones’ top target was Brian Gonzalez, who had five receptions for 124 yards, including an 84-yard touchdown in the third quarter. YMLA’s Tyjuan Battle caught the only touchdown for the Wildcats in the final seconds of the first half.

Key stat: The Arlington Heights defense recorded eight sacks, forced five fumbles and recovered two.

Records: Arlington Heights 6-4, 5-2 7-5A; Fort Worth YMLA 4-6, 4-3

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