FORT WORTH-- The Grapevine Mustangs (6-2, 3-1) rolled to an easy 38-0 win over the Fort Worth Carter-Riverside Eagles (5-4, 2-3) in a District 7-5A contest at rainy Farrington Field on Thursday night. Grapevine sophomore quarterback Alan Bowman led the way throwing four first half touchdown passes as GHS jumped out to a 28-0 halftime lead, three of those first half scoring tosses went to senior receiver Ralph-Lauren McCauley. McCauley, who finished the night with five receptions, 121 yards and four touchdowns opened the scoring on Grapevine’s first series with a 16 yard touchdown reception from Bowman. The Grapevine lead would grow to 14-0 later in the quarter as McCauley hauled in a short crossing route and outran the Carter-Riverside defense for a forty yard touchdown. McCauley’s third scoring reception from Bowman was from 23 yards out ended the first half scoring at 28-0 Grapevine. The entire second half was played in a strong downpour and was played with a running clock, McCauley scored the only touchdown of the second half with a 37 yard touchdown toss from Bowman. Grapevine’s Alex French closed out the scoring early in the fourth quarter with an impressive 49 yard field goal in the driving rain for the final margin of 38-0.
Although the win didn’t quite clinch a playoff berth for Grapevine, the Mustangs look to be strong bets to make back to back trips to the playoffs for the first time since 2006-2007. GHS HC Randy Jackson was just happy to get the game in, “We are really happy we got the game in tonight, with all the weather and cancellations around there was no telling what would have happened if we waited, especially being on the road and multiple schools using Farrington. We moved up the kickoff an hour and fifteen minutes and looking back it was a good move,” said Coach Jackson.