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Zero Week Saturday roundup: Arlington Seguin takes opener of Lancaster Classic in dramatic fashion, beating TAPPS champs Fort Worth Nolan
Arlington Seguin 29, Fort Worth Nolan 28
LANCASTER -- Arlington Seguin's defense stopped a two-point conversion attempt with 34 seconds remaining to preserve a 29-28 win over Fort Worth Nolan in the opening game of the Lancaster High School Football Classic.
Darrian Hammonds scored on a 1-yard run and John Nguyen tacked on the extra point to give Seguin (1-0) a 29-22 lead with 2:17 left.
Nolan responded with an 80-yard scoring drive. Patrick Rich caught a 5-yard touchdown pass from Spencer Hutka as Nolan pulled within one point. Nolan (0-1) elected to go for two-points and Luke Alves' run up the middle was stopped just short of the goal line.
Kelton Moore ran for 194 yards and passed for 141 yards to lead Seguin. Alves led Nolan with 114 yards rushing.
Flower Mound 24, Keller Central 7
KELLER -- Flower Mound (1-0) capitalized on a pair of third quarter miscues by Keller Central (0-1) as they were able to pull away for a 24-7 season opening victory on Saturday at the Keller ISD Athletic Complex. The game was tied at seven at the half, when early in the third quarter a bad snap sailed over Keller Central punter Corey Beahm's head setting FMHS up at the Central 17. Flower Mound wasn't able to punch it in the end zone but they were able to take a 10-7 lead on a 28 yard field goal by Andrew Hitscherich.
On the next series, Flower Mound's defense was able to recover a fumbled pitch by Keller Central and set their offense up at the CHS 34. Two plays later senior quarterback John Hofmeister lofted a 37 yard touchdown pass to a streaking Clayton Johnson for a 17-7 edge for FMHS. Flower Mound was able to tack on another score in the fourth on a 26 yard touchdown run by senior running back LaJohn Williams.
Keller Central struggled all day offensively managing just 117 yards of total offense. The lone score for Central came in the second quarter on a one yard plunge by Justin Manuatu. The game was typical of many early season affairs as it featured 24 penalties, 15 of which were enforced against Flower Mound.
First Baptist 68, Colleyville Covenant 14
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- Max Partlo passed for 249 yard and five scores and rushed for another as First Baptist dominated Colleyville Covenant Christian at Ft. Worth Christian School.
First Baptist scored in a 17-second span early in the first quarter and never looked back, taking full advantage of Covenant miscues.
Willis Chambers recovered a Covenant fumble in the end zone on the second play from scrimmage to give First Baptist a 7-0 lead.
First Baptist (1-0) recovered a fumble at the Covenant three on the next play from scrimmage. Justen Tatum burst up the middle on the next play from scrimmage to give First Baptist a 14-0 lead.
First Baptist went ahead 21-0 with 4:35 remaining in the first quarter when Partlo passed 16 yards to a side open Garrett Black. First Baptist led 28-0 at the end of the first quarter and 49-0 deep into the second quarter.
Covenant scored all 14 of its points in a 66-second span late in the first half. Cameron Savage returned a kickoff 102 yards to give Covenant (0-1) its first score with 2:04 seconds remaining in the first half. Micah Lutz intercepted a First Baptist pass on the ensuing series and returned it 47 yards for the score to cut the deficit to 49-14 with 58 seconds.
Partlo's final scoring pass came seven seconds before half when he passed 46 yards to Isaiah Upshaw to make it 56-14. It was the second scoring hookup of the game between Partlo and Upshaw.
First Baptist racked 430 total yards and 20 first downs while its defense held Covenant to -50 total yards and three first downs.
Lutz accounted for 52 total yards.