By Birdville High School’s Sports-Editor for the Hawk Newspaper, Thomas Brunt:
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS: The Birdville Hawks (2-0) took care of business Friday night vs. rival Richland Rebels(1-1) at the Birdville Fine Arts Athletic Complex, as the Birdville offense totaled for a so-far season high 455 yards, with Hawks’ quarterback Justin Martin passing for three touchdown-passes, two of which came in the 1rst half, one to Collin Basinger, and the other one to running-back Xavier Turner. —
With the double-threat that is Birdville Quarterback Justin Martin, and running-back Xavier Turner, the Rebels just couldn’t stop the Hawks on Friday night. — The Hawks, by half-time had established a big-lead that they would only continue to build on in the second half, as 24-7 was the halftime score, the Rebels’ only score came in the 1rst quarter on an 8 yard-touchdown run from Richland running-back Ken’Travious Richardson. For the Hawk’s Xavier Turner’s return to action, he dominated the first quarter, scoring all but one of the Hawks touchdown’s in the first quarter.
— The Richland Rebel defense, though in the second quarter, did seem to tighten up, as they only allowed a single Birdville touchdown. . “We all just took a deep breathe and relaxed and just went out there and did what we were coached to do,” said Hawks quarterback Justin Martin.
Justin Martin carried the ball a total of 11 times during Friday night’s game, one carry of which led to a 46 yard-touchdown to the endzone in the fourth-quarter, marking Martin’s second straight game with at least one rushing touchdown. — Running back Isiah Durate also continued to impress, as Durate ran for 69 yards, on 4 carries.
Birdville would go on to win the game, and improve to 2-0 on the season, beating the Richland Rebels by the final score of: 48-7.
Thomas Brunt covers Birdville High School Athletics; follow him on Twitter: @SPORTSDUDE350, Email here: firstname.lastname@example.org