Arlington Bowie SQT Pool Play Recap

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Wednesday night's Arlington Bowie SQT was filled with some close calls, spectacular plays and down to the wire finishes. Two Arlington ISD schools, host Bowie and 7 on 7 power Lamar both punched tickets to the 7 on 7 State Tournament in July. Read more about their thrilling semi-final wins in Matt Diggs' article.

Pool A Standings

Mesquite 3-0 115 69

Coppell 2-1 102 108

Saginaw Boswell 1-2 92 98

Arlington 0-3 93 127

Pool A Scores

Coppell 34 Saginaw Boswell 27 (OT)

Mesquite 42 Arlington 21

Saginaw Boswell 38 Arlington 26

Mesquite 35 Coppell 21

Mesquite 38 Saginaw Boswell 27

Coppell 47 Arlington 46

Pool A Recap

Mesquite looked absolutely dominant in their 3 pool wins, they started a little slow trailing Arlington 15-13 at the half before rolling to a 42-21 win. QB Kelly Page was on his game and the Skeeters' wide receivers were making plays all over the field. Coppell used Devin Smith on both sides of the ball and the Cowboys had some success, especially in their final win over Arlington High which was a shootout. Boswell managed to hold Mesquite to 7 first half points but MHS exploded in the second half of their 38-27 win, the Pioneers looked solid but they still have some work to do. They'll have an outside shot at qualifying possibly in Granbury on June 30. Arlington High didn't fare to well, but they seemed to click in their last game. I expect them to play well Saturday in Paris as long as the long trip doesn't affect them too much.

Pool B Standings

Arlington Lamar 3-0 127 48

Arlington Martin 2-1 62 67

Richland 1-2 79 95

Keller 0-3 70 138

Pool B Scores

Arl. Lamar 55 Keller 18

Arl. Martin 20 Richland 18

Arl. Lamar 45 Richland 6

Arl. Martin 28 Keller 22

Arl. Lamar 27 Arl. Martin 14

Richland 55 Keller 30

Pool B Recap

Well the Lamar Vikings finally arrived in SQT play, with their full cast of characters including WR Sean Harrison who has been missing in action for two weeks the Vikings blitzed through their first two pool games and then won a slugfest with Martin 27-14. The Vikings also incorporated a QB rotation which we hadn't seen the past two weeks and it seemed to jumpstart the offense. Martin was playing with their third string QB and they were missing one of their top wide receivers as well and it showed as the Warriors offense plodded through their pool games. Martin did play solid defense all day and despite not advancing out of pool play the Warriors have a lot to build on and could make a run of their own at Granbury. Richland making their SQT debut struggled against some fierce athletes from the two Arlington schools, but the Rebels did show flashes of brilliance. RHS with a subpar field at Grapevine could be a team to watch this weekend! Keller after a strong showing at Colleyville looked downright awful as the Indians didn't seem to play with much intensity or emotion.

Pool C Standings

Lake Dallas 2-1 66 42

FW Eastern Hills 2-1 89 66

Frisco Centennial 2-1 78 96

Dallas Lincoln 0-3 21 50

Pool C Scores

Lake Dallas wins by forfeit over Dallas Lincoln (Lincoln arrived late)

FW Eastern Hills 56 Frisco Centennial 19

FW Eastern Hills 25 Dallas Lincoln 14

Frisco Centennial 34 Lake Dallas 33

Frisco Centennial 25 Dallas Lincoln 7

Lake Dallas 33 FW Eastern Hills 8

Pool C Recap

Eastern Hills has to be kicking themselves tonight, the Highlanders had a golden opportunity to not only be the first FWISD to make the semi-finals of an SQT but they had a good shot at qualifying. EHHS' speed and talent proved too much for Frisco Centennial in a 56-19 rout and then the Highlanders dispatched of late arriving Lincoln 25-14 (more on that in a minute). EHHS however proceeded to lay an egg in their final game against Lake Dallas losing 33-8 which propelled the Falcons to their first ever trip to the semi-finals of a SQT. WR Alvin Blackmon had a strong performance during pool play to pace LDHS. Lincoln's late arrival proved costly as because Lake Dallas only had 2 games all games each team played against Lincoln were thrown out of the mix and LDHS had 66 points to Eastern Hills 64 thus giving Lake Dallas the berth in the semi-finals. Frisco Centennial save for a horrible game against Eastern Hills looked solid posting another 2-1 record in pool play.

Pool D Standings

Colleyville Heritage* 2-1 84 47

Arlington Bowie 2-1 74 47

Mansfield 2-1 76 47

FW Wyatt 0-3 26 119

Pool D Scores

Colleyville Heritage 27 Arl. Bowie 20

Mansfield 41 FW Wyatt 14

Arl. Bowie 34 FW Wyatt 6

Mansfield 21 Colleyville Heritage 13

Arl. Bowie 20 Mansfield 14

Colleyville Heritage 44 FW Wyatt 6

Pool D Recap

This pool would have come down to a tiebreaker had Colleyville Heritage not already qualified for state, due to that Arlington Bowie advance to the semi-finals based on their head to head win over Mansfield. Bowie struggled on offense at times as they were without QB Christian Mathews and they were forced to move one of their top WR's Andre McGee to QB. Top WR Roddy Maginot was also out with an injury. Mansfield who had Donovan Roberts at QB looked strong especially when Roberts was throwing to Semaj Miller who was spectacular. Colleyville Heritage was missing a few guys, but they still looked solid for the most part posting a 2-1 record. The Panthers are done with SQT play and will make their next appearance at the state tournament. OD Wyatt was well….OD Wyatt.

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