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5 scores on first 5 possessions fuel Arlington Bowie's 48-17 win over Lamar
ARLINGTON — Arlington Bowie picked a great time for its best offensive showing of the season.
Scoring on its first five possessions in the District 3-5A showdown with Arlington Lamar, Bowie rolled to a 48-17 victory Friday night at Cravens Field.
Bowie (6-1, 4-0) and Arlington Martin, a 45-8 winner at North Crowley, share the 3-5A lead.
Keaton Perry, a senior quarterback playing with a torn ACL, accounted for a 50-yard touchdown pass to Brican Crossley, a 26-yarder to Jordan Versey and set up two more scores for the Volunteers, tied for No. 10 in SportsDay’s Class 5A area ranking.
Perry completed 14 of 20 passes for 234 yards and two touchdowns.
“I thought my season was over when I got hurt,” said Perry, who suffered the third ACL injury of his career in the second game of the season. “But knowing I could play again, I’ve really brightened up. I can’t believe how good my knee feels. Our trainers have done a great job.”
Bowie finished with 510 yards of offense, 200 more than the Lamar defensive average.
“This is the best we’ve looked,” said Perry, the son of former Bowie coach Kenny Perry. “Everything came together tonight.”
The Bowie defense stopped two Lamar fourth-down gambles at midfield in the first half, and in each case they were quickly turned into Volunteer scores.
Sophomore running back Anthony Hawkins accounted for two of Bowie’s first-half scores on runs of 1 and 21 yards. Versatile junior Tony James and Crossley also found the end zone twice.
Down 27-0, Lamar (5-2, 3-1) broke through on a 34-yard scoring pass from sophomore Shane Buechele to Jaries King in the first half and Jamal Kemp broke a 61-yard touchdown run late in the game.
Buechele, the son of former Texas Rangers third baseman Steve Buechele, was 6-of-21 passing for 78 yards under heavy pressure from a blitzing Bowie defense.
Lamar, victorious in the first 22 games of the series, has now lost seven of the last eight.