Desoto (TX) quarterback Ryan Polite put up huge numbers in the Eagles win over Arlington Bowie in…
DeSoto vs. Arlington Bowie: Recap
First Quarter: (14-0, DeSoto) Both DeSoto and Arlington Martin started off stale on their opening offensive drives which resulted in punts. But Arlington would soon show why they are known for having a high-octane offense. Senior quarterback Ryan Polite lead the Eagles to a solid offensive drive that was capped off by a 42-yard touchdown pass to senior running back Antoine Jimmerson. The Desoto defense did a great job of keeping Bowie's offense in check the entire first quarter. Junior linebacker Alexander Lyons and junior cornerback Bryson Echols both helped anchor the defense by providing solid tackles and pass break-ups. Polite would get the ball back one more time in the first quarter and would capitalize by having Antoine Jimmerson break a 40-yard run untouched up the middle for a touchdown. Second Quarter: (35-14, DeSoto) Bowie quarterback Cantu helped light a spark for their offense when he connected with senior receiver Michael Reynolds for a 57-yard pass down to the DeSoto nine yard-line. Running back Delenzia Turner-Green capped off the drive with a one-yard touchdown run and the fist points of the night for the Volunteers. DeSoto would respond by opening up the floodgates and punching in three more touchdowns before the half. Polite began to really get into synch with his receiving corps as he connected on touchdown passes to TCU-commit Cameron White (32-yards), Austin Vincent (19-yards) and Dontre Wilson (47-yards) Arlington Bowie were able to strike on a 91-yard touchdown pass to receiver Elgin Long, but their offense was kept in check for most of the quarter. Alex Lyons lead the Eagles defense with six tackles in the first-half. Third Quarter: (42-21) Desoto came out determined to establish their ground game. Antoinne Jimmerson was given several carries and was having success when running to the outside of the field, despite the fact that the drive ultimately resulted in a DeSoto punt. Cornerback Bryson Echols showed great instincts and speed when he jumped a post-route and made a textbook interception for the Eagles defense. Polite quickly capitalized on the turnover by stringing together a couple of short passes which culminated with a perfect 12-pass that hit Cameron White perfectly in stride on a post-route. Cantu and the Volunteers were able to put together a scoring drive late in the third quarter. The offense strung together a series of short passes and then went for the jugular when Michael Reynolds was left uncovered on a skinny post that resulted in a 33-yard touchdown pass. Fourth Quarter: (49-21, DeSoto) Both teams took turns exchanging punts until Bryson Echols intercepted an underthrown pass by Cantu, which would be his second interception of the game. The remainder of the game was uneventful as the majority of starters were taken out of the game. Conclusion: Arlington Bowie was outmatched by DeSoto's high-powered offense and their stingy defense. Polite threw for well over 300 yards and five touchdowns. Antoine Jimmerson racked up just under 100 yards rushing and one touchdown. Alexander Lyons led the Eagles defense with eight tackles. Bryson Echols registered two interceptions and had a breakout game. Bowie quarterback Sergio Cantu threw for 246-yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. Michael Reynolds had an impressive four receptions for 118 yards and a touchdown. Overall their offense just could not find the rhythm and consistency to put up enough points to stay in the game. The Bowie defense was simply out-matched by the pass-heavy offense almost always puts up big numbers.
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