Written by Corbett Smith
Skyline's talent too much for Arlington Bowie's trickery
DUNCANVILLE — Arlington Bowie coach Kenny Perry must have known he needed some help to beat Skyline.
Onside kicks, fake punts, Perry called them both, more than once — to no avail.
Skyline, at least on this night at John E. Kincaide Stadium, was just too good.
Texas pledge Thomas Johnson scored three times, including a 75-yard touchdown pass from Devante Kincade, as No. 5 Skyline raced past No. 7 Arlington Bowie, 47-14.
Johnson finished with four catches for 133 yards and two scores, adding a rushing touchdown in the decisive third quarter.
David Greene rushed for 135 yards on 18 carries with a touchdown for Skyline (3-0).
In position to put the game out of reach, Skyline couldn't shake Bowie in the first half.
Bowie (2-1) was just two for eight on third-down conversions, but managed to extend drives with fake punts and penalties.
Skyline had the ball across midfield with less than two minutes remaining in the half, but an interception by Bowie's Tajaye Anderson ended the drive.
But a big third quarter, where Skyline scored on runs by Greene and Johnson, sealed the win.
Both teams scored on their opening drives, thanks to special-teams gaffes.
After seemingly stopping Bowie on a three-and-out, a defensive offside call against Skyline on a punt resulted in a Bowie first down. Six plays later, Bowie took a 7-0 lead on a 20-yard touchdown pass from Kolby Listenbee to D.J. White.
On the subsequent drive, Skyline actually benefited from a shanked punt, which deflected off a Bowie lineman's helmet and was recovered by Skyline. Peter Jinkens, orally committed to Texas, scored on a 6-yard run, as Skyline tied the game.
Skyline's Ellis Onic scored on a 90-yard run in the closing minutes for Skyline.