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After slow start, Allen dominates Lewisville, 45-13
Eagles rack up 358 rushing yards after second-half blowout
ALLEN — Allen looked like a normal high school team for much of the first half on Friday night. But as Lewisville discovered, that look was deceiving.
It took just 2 minutes, 53 seconds for the Eagles’ dominant aura to return. Leading 14-10 at halftime, they scored two touchdowns, and the blowout was on. They finished in typical fashion, 45-13.
Jonathan Williams led the Eagles, running for 223 yards and one touchdown on 17 carries. And Jeff Harris capped three third-quarter scoring drives with touchdown runs of 15, 5 and 1 yard.
Allen finished with more rushing yards (358) than Lewisville’s total yardage (292). And Williams was a dominant force, averaging 13.1 yards per carry.
“They were taking away the pass so we had to regroup and run it a bit,” Allen coach Tom Westerberg said. “I liked the way we played in the second half.”
Westerberg was not happy after watching two receivers drop passes in the end zone.
The Fighting Farmers drove 79 yards on the opening drive, scoring on Deandre Brown’s 2-yard run. Allen countered with a 68-yard drive that culminated in Williams’ 11-yard run.
But the Eagles needed a strong series by their defense to limit Lewisville to a field goal early in the second quarter.
Although Allen quarterback Alec Morris connected with Andrew Rodriguez on an 11-yard pass, their coach was not celebrating in the locker room at halftime.
“We had to go in and get some things straight,” Westerberg said.
His team immediately responded. Allen needed only two plays and 19 seconds to drive 67 yards. Williams broke through the line for 52 yards, setting up Harris’ 15-yard score. The Eagles outscored the Farmers, 31-3, in the second half.