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Richland 31, Irving 14
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS - Lorenzo Smith hauled in two touchdown receptions to lead Richland (4-1, 2-1) to a win over Irving (0-6, 0-4) at the Birdville Fine Arts/Athletic Complex.
Smith, who led Richland with 88 yards receiving on six catches, hauled in scoring passes of 8 and 21 yards to help Richland pull away from a scrappy Irving squad.
The teams exchanged special teams scores early on as Irving's Derrick Bonner opened the scoring by returning a Richland punt 66 yards for a score, making it 7-0. Richland would answer with its own special teams score as Nico Ornelas picked up a blocked put and ran it in from a yard out to tie the game at 7-7.