Written by: Nick Debose
Mesquite Horn (TX) moved to 2-0 with a 34-21 victory over Arlington Bowie (TX) Thursday night. Horn made plays in all three phases to get the no-district victory. The Jags got out to an early lead, but Bowie showed a lot a resilience to make it interesting.
Horn Head Football Coach Courtney Allen was very happy with his team's performance. "I challenged them to better than they were last week. Any team's best jump comes from Week 1 to Week 2. We looked at everything we did wrong last week, wrote it all down, and I saw them attack those things on the field tonight."
Attack is what the Jags did with 379 yard of offense. 361 yard of the Jags total yards came on the ground. Sophomore Running Back Titus Muse led the Horn offense 248 yards and a touchdown on 32 carries. The Jags got behind their offensive line and controlled the line of scrimmage. Kevontae White added 34 yard and a touchdown on the ground.
Horn Senior Wideout Chris Dawn had a big night at Wideout and Quarterback for the Jags. The Arkansas State commit, scored on a spot screen in the 4th quarter to seal the victory. Dawn, talked about the focus for the Jags offense this week, "The gameplan was just to get everybody in space and to get everybody the ball."
The Jags defense was lead by Baylor commit Defensive Back DJ Coleman, who had 9 tackles, tackles for loss, a pass break up, a sack, and forced a fumble. Not only did Jags Junior Defensive End Armstrong Nnodim was in the back field all night sacking the quarterback and stuffing the run, he even added an interception return for a touchdown.
Bowie did have some highlights and standout performers themselves. Quarterbacks DeAngelo Ponder and Harrison Casey led the Bowie offense with 226 yards and 2 touchdowns through the air. Wideouts Kelby Valsin and Rafeld Campbell combined for 181 yard and 2 touchdowns.
Horn (2-0) host Tyler John Tyler next week, while Bowie (0-2) travels to Plano next Friday.