Martin outlasts Lamar, 50-34; Arlington holds off Sam Houston

Bowie and Juan Seguin both win season finales, but Volunteers' playoff streak ends

Keven Costlow

Martin’s Brayden Willis had a hand in five touchdowns as the Warriors (9-1, 6-1 in District 4-6A) outscored Lamar, 50-34, Thursday night at UT Arlington’s Maverick Stadium.

Willis, who accounted for 263 all-purpose yards in the game, ran for two touchdowns, tossed a touchdown pass and caught two other touchdown passes to lead the Martin offense, which piled up 464 yards in the contest.

Martin stormed to a 27-7 lead after one quarter and never let the Vikings (5-5, 4-3) get closer than 20 points until the final minute of the game. Lamar’s Jack Dawson passed for 309 yards and four touchdowns in the late comeback attempt.

Martin will take on Keller, while Lamar will battle Haltom in next week’s Class 6A Bi-District playoffs.

In other local action this week:

Arlington 37, Sam Houston 29

Kenland McCray rushed for 168 yards, including an 89-yard touchdown burst in the second quarter, to lead Arlington (8-2, 5-2 in District 4-6A) to a 37-29 win over Sam Houston (4-6, 2-5) Thursday night at Wilemon Field.

Trailing 30-7 entering the fourth quarter, Sam Houston put on a furious rally, scoring three touchdowns, but coming up just short at the end. Texans quarterback Jacob Dollar hit wideout Joshua Bolden on two scoring passes, from 19 and 33 yards, in the final period.

Arlington will clash with District 3-5A champion Keller Fossil Ridge in next weekend’s Class 6A Bi-District playoffs at Keller ISD Stadium.

Juan Seguin 28, Granbury 20

The Seguin Cougars (3-7, 2-5 in District 9-5A) rallied from 20 points down to pull off the largest comeback in the school history in a season-finale win over Granbury (5-5, 2-5) Friday night at Wilemon Field.

After falling behind 20-0 at halftime, the Cougars battled back behind three touchdown passes from quarterback Warring Vital, including a 3-yard toss to Terrence Roberts with 8:20 left that proved to be the winning touchdown.

Bowie 54, Fort Worth Paschal 21

FORT WORTH -- Bowie’s Brayden Ellis ran for 151 yards and two touchdowns and Jaylen Jones threw three touchdown passes as the Volunteers (3-7, 2-5 in District 4-6A) routed Fort Worth Paschal (0-10, 0-7) Friday night at Farrington Field.

Bowie roared to a 27-7 lead at halftime and was never threatened in gaining its ninth straight win over Paschal, which suffered its 18th consecutive loss. Bowie’s streak of 11 consecutive playoff appearances ended, despite the win.

Mansfield Summit 41, Mansfield Timberview 14

MANSFIELD – Richard Chark rushed for 135 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Summit Jaguars (6-4, 4-3 in District 10-5A) to a spot in the playoffs with the win over Mansfield Timberview (3-7, 2-5) Friday night at Vernon Newsom Stadium.

The Jaguars, who rushed for 330 yards in the contest, bolted to a 20-7 halftime lead and never let the Wolves in the game.