South Hills Defense Dominates

Defense was the story for Fort Worth South Hills as the Scorpions held Fort Worth Arlington Heights to only seven points, and they chipped in a touchdown as well in a 14-7 win.

FORT WORTH- Fort Worth South Hills (4-2, 1-0) opened their part of the 7-4A schedule with a 14-7 upset win over Fort Worth Arlington Heights on Thursday night at Clark Stadium. DE Kevin Brice led the Scorpions with 2 tipped passes, 3 sacks and 9 solo tackles in the win.

On the game's first possession the Arlington Heights defense made the first big play, as DB Clay Harrison recovered a David Diaz fumble on a screen pass and returned it to the SHHS 24. The South Hills defense would hold however and force AHHS to try a 35 yard Bailey Shelton field goal which hit the left upright and was no good. Arlington Heights defense would force another South Hills turnover as Johnny Jordan would pick off a Jerrod Williams pass at the Heights 27. Once again the South Hills defense was up to the task and forced a Heights punt. South Hills would once again turn the ball over however as on the first play after the punt RB Michael Seay would recover and Harrison would get his second recovery of the first quarter this time at the SHHS 37 and for the third time the South Hills defense would hold and again they'd force a Heights punt. South Hills wouldn't be able to move the ball and they were forced to punt and Arlington Heights was unable to take advantage of the short field as Shelton would miss a 42 yard field goal wide left. The South Hills defense however would make a big play as Adrian Gonzalez would force a Jeremiah Bryant fumble and SHHS LB Ki Jefferson would scoop up the loose ball and rumble 65 yards for the score to make it 6-0 South Hills as the PAT try was blocked. South Hills would force a Heights punt on the next possession and the Scorpions offense would immediately go to work as Michael Seay made the key play catching a 45 yard pass from Williams and then capping the drive with a 5 yard scoring run, David Diaz would get the two point run to make it 14-0 South Hills. Right before the half Arlington Heights RB Adonis Wright would fumble at the 25 yard line and SHHS DB Juan Rodriguez would recover the fumble to give the Scorpions one more chance to score right before the half. However Arlington Heights would block a field goal to keep it 14-0 at the half.

Midway through the third quarter Arlington Heights would finally get their offense going behind some strong running by Adonnys Wright but the SHHS defense would tighten up in the red zone and force the Yellow Jackets offense out on downs. Arlington Heights would catch a break with 2:33 left in the third as SHHS punter Luis Caldera would mishandle a punt and give Heights the ball at the Scorpions 9. Once again, the South Hills defense was up to the task as they would hold Heights on downs to keep the score 14-0. South Hills would however make another mistake as Seay would fumble on the Scorpions next play to give Heights the ball at the SHHS 12. Arlington Heights would finally break through as Adonnys Wright would score on a 12 yard run to make it 14-7 as Bailey Shelton's PAT was good. After a short South Hills punt and good return by Anthony Chance down to the Scorpions 24 the Yellow Jackets had a golden opportunity to tie the game up, but the South Hills defense would step up and hold Heights on downs at the 19. Arlington Heights would hold and Anthony Chance would make another big play in the return game as he returned the Scorpions punt all the way to the 16. Heights would fumble the ball away once again as Theo Davis would fumble the ball into the end zone and Juan Rodriguez would get his second straight fumble recovery in the end zone. Neither team would move the ball much the remainder of the game and South Hills would escape with a 14-7 win.

Score by Quarter

1 2 3 4 T

AHHS 0 0 7

SHHS 0 14 0

Individual Stats

Arlington Heights

Passing

Mark Grace 7 Comp 26 Att 103 yards 0 TD 0 INT

Rushing

Jeremiah Bryant 3 Att 8 yards 0 TD

Adonnys Wright 13 Att 74 yards 1 TD

Jacquel Hightower 6 Att 15 yards 0 TD

Mark Grace 10 Att -62 yards 0 TD

Theo Davis 2 Att 5 yards 0 TD

Receiving

Omar Arvazu 3 Rec 50 yards 0 TD

Adonnys Wright 1 Rec 23 yards 0 TD

Jacquel Hightower 1 Rec 14 yards 0 TD

Wesley Odom 1 Rec 1 yards 0 TD

Theo Davis 1 Rec 15 yards 0 TD

South Hills

Passing

Jerrod Williams 3 Comp 12 Att 48 yards 0 TD 0 INT

Rushing

Michael Seay 15 Att 39 yards 1 TD

Jerrod Williams 12 Att 21 yards 0 TD

David Diaz 3 Att 14 yards 0 TD

Receiving

David Diaz 1 Rec -5 yards 0 TD

Michael Seay 1 Rec 45 yards 0 TD

Patrick Wyatt 1 rec 8 yards 0 TD


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