FORT WORTH: Don’t be to harsh on Birdville Hawks junior quarterback Will Hayward. He’s been playing safety the past two years, so he’s new to this at the High School level, and filling in at the fulfilled role of district MVP Justin Martin is no easy task to ask for. Hayward, despite completing less than 50% of his passes, was also able to make use of his feet as a weapon against an often times bewildered Arlington Heights defense. The junior quarterback rushed for 68 yards on 11 carries, thus making up for his inconsistencies in the passing game.
Turner led the way for the Hawks in what was a lopsided 48-7 victory for Birdville. Turner had no troubles continuing what he started last-season. The senior running back rushed for 105 yards on 16 carries, and running for 3 of the team’s 5 rushing touchdowns, adding to the offensive explosion, Junior running back Isaiah Durate added to the tear, managing 2 touchdown scores on just seven carries. The Hawk defense put together four consecutive successful defensive drives before allowing a Yellow Jacket score, with 34 seconds left in the 1rst half. Arlington Heights wouldn’t have much success in the second half, as the Hawks ran away with it.