Colts rush to record-setting victory; Vikings run out of time
Arlington plays next Saturday at Frisco's The Star at Ford Center
ODESSA – The Arlington Colts stampeded through Ratliff Stadium Saturday afternoon, and chased the El Paso Montwood Rams all the way out of Odessa.
Rushing for a school record 665 yards, the Colts trampled Montwood, 77-42, in a Class 6A Division II Area playoff. Arlington (10-2) advances to next week’s Regional playoff against Southlake Carroll at 7 p.m. next Saturday at the Ford Center in Frisco.
The game with Montwood was never in doubt as the Colts bolted to a 28-0 lead after one quarter. Quarterback D’Montae Davis ran for two touchdowns and passed for a third, and would finish the night with three rushing touchdowns and two more in the air.
At halftime, the score was 35-7 and the Rams had shown no ability to stop the Arlington attack. By the time the battle was over, the Colts had an AISD playoff record 775 yards of total offense.
The second half was almost a dummy scrimmage, as Arlington High marched up and down the field repeatedly as the score mounted.
The Colts established a city record by producing three backs with more than 200 yards rushing. Senior Kenland McCray led the way with 223 yards and two touchdowns, Davis added 220 yards and three touchdowns, and Zander Benson accumulated 229 yards and four touchdowns.
Benson’s yards all came in the second half.
In other local action on Saturday:
Midland Lee 42, Lamar 38
MIDLAND – In a wild, back-and-forth contest with Midland Lee Saturday, the Lamar Vikings failed to recover a late onside kick and lost their Class 6A Division II Area playoff at Grande Communication Stadium.
Lamar finished its season at 6-6, while Midland Lee (10-2) will take on Euless Trinity (10-2) at 4 p.m. next Saturday at Abilene’s Shotwell Stadium.
The Vikings got off to a fast start, jumping to a 13-0 lead in the first eight minutes of the game. Michael Bradley crashed over from two yards out for the first score, while Jack Dawson fired a 44-yard strike to Trevon West for the second score.
The Rebels responded with the next three touchdowns to take a 21-19 lead at halftime. Lee extended its lead to 28-19 before Lamar fought back.
Jalen Jones sprinted 35 yards for one touchdown, and Dawson tossed a scoring pass to Matthew Shaw to make the score 32-28 with 6:24 left in the game.
Lee countered with two more touchdowns to take what looked like an insurmountable 42-32 lead, but Dawson -- who passed for 374 yards in the game -- again hit West with a touchdown pass to make it 42-38.
The ensuing onside kick was scooped up by Lee to seal the victory.
Mansfield Summit 69, Dallas Spruce 0
GRAND PRAIRIE -- The Summit Jaguars grounded out 464 rushing yards and nine touchdowns on their way to a thrashing of Dallas Spruce in a Class 5A Division I Area playoff game late Friday night at the Gopher-Warrior Bowl.
Summit scored seven touchdowns in the first half to take a 49-0 halftime lead and were never seriously challenged. Richard Chark led the Jaguars with 194 rushing yards and three touchdowns, while Cameron Wilson added 145 yards and two touchdowns.
The Jaguars (8-4) advance to next Friday’s Regional round against Highland Park (11-1) at 7 p.m. at SMU’s Gerald J. Ford Stadium.
The Arlington record was erroneously reported and has been corrected.