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Porcupines romp FW Heights, 38-6

Springtown dominates 5A Jackets
Thursday, September 6, 2018

The Porcupine defense – including Brady Rhodes (18) – made things tough for Fort Worth Arlington Heights the entire game. SHS blistered the visitors 38-6. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Porcupine Cage Teague leaps to stop a Yellow Jacket while teammate Ashton Watson hurries over to help. Springtown trounced visiting Arlington Heights. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Springtown powerhouse runner Cameron Rickett picked up where he left off last year, opening 2018 with 179 total yards and three touchdowns. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

The Porcupines dominated visiting Fort Worth Arlington Heights, bashing the Yellow Jackets 38-6.

Springtown (1-0) steadily built a 35-0 lead, and the SHS D would’ve have posted a shutout if not for a breakaway run late in the game.

The game stood 7-0 with the Porcupines ahead thanks to a 17-yard pass to Riley Comiskey from QB Sawyer Drewry near the back of the end zone.

SHS then dealt the Jackets two big blows as the first half wound down.

With less than three minutes left, Cameron Rickett scored on a burst up the middle from the 15.

Then, with under 20 seconds remaining, the Porcupines scored again; facing third down from the SHS 45, Rickett hauled in a screen pass and zipped into the end zone, freed late by a devastating block by lineman Alex Frithiof.

SHS headed to the field house with a 21-0 lead.

In the third quarter, a chance to score after Trey Appel recovered a fumble deep in Heights territory was thwarted.

But Aaron Foster returned a punt to the Jacket 22. On fourth down and wide open, he caught a 22-yard TD pass from Drewry.

Up 28-0 now after another successful kick by Brendon Hall, Springtown took advantage of a failed fake punt by Heights – on the first SHS play, Rickett ran to paydirt from the 29.

The quarter ended with the Porcupines in complete control, 35-0.

With Springtown’s brakes on somewhat, the Jackets only bright spot came when a runner shook free for a 73-yard TD run.

Springtown answered with a 39-yard field goal from Hall.

Coach Brian Hulett lauded his players – and the fans.

“It’s always good for the kids and the community to get a win,” he said.

“What a great crowd and atmosphere at Porcupine Stadium. I hope that continues because I know it sure made our boys feel pride for their community.”

About the effort on the field, the coach said he was pleased with “how hard and aggressive” the varsity played.

Hulett gave special teams a shoutout, too: “We have really challenged our kids to excel on special teams because of the weapon we have there.”

Heights had 14 possessions, and the average starting field position for AHHS was the Jacket 19.

FW Arlington Heights 6

Springtown 38

Heights 0 0 0 6........6 S’town 7 14 14 3......38

Scoring summary

S – Riley Comiskey 17 pass from Sawyer Drewry (Brendan Hall kick)

S – Cameron Rickett 15 run (Hall kick)

S – Rickett 55 pass from Drewry (Hall kick)

S – Aaron Foster 24 pass from Drewry (Hall kick)

S – Rickett 29 run (Hall kick)

AH – 73 run (kick fail)

S – Hall 39 FG

Team statistics A S

First downs 9 16 Rushing yards 30-140 26-170 Passing yards 42 189 Caught-att.-int 8-19-0 13-18-1 Punts, avg 8-N/A 3-45 Fumbles-lost 2-2 0-0 Penalties, yds 8-47 12-36

Individual statistics

Rushing – Springtown: Cameron Rickett, 13-124; Dawson Adams, 3-35; Ashton Watson, 2-11; Sawyer Drewry, 4-9; Holden Fry, 7-4; Aaron Foster, 1-(-2); Team, 2-(-10).

Passing – Springtown: Drewry, 13-18-1-189.

Receiving – Springtown: Riley Comiskey, 5-73; Rickett, 1-55; Foster, 1-24; Lonnie Adams, 2-14; Adam Aguirre, 1-11; Dylan Hammond, 2-10; Josh Mote, 1-2.

Tackles – (Springtown only, solo/assist) Trey Appel, 10 (5/5); Dakota Brooks, 9 (4/5); Cage Teague, 6 (6/0); Brady Rhodes, 5 (2/3); Martin Gutierrez, 3 (2/1); Jaquan Cummings, 2 (2/0); Rickey Bell, Abe Mendez, 1 (1/0); Dakoda Schoonover, 1 (0/1).

Fumble recoveries – Springtown: Appel, Victor Gallegos

Sacks – Springtown: Rhodes, Mendez, Team.

Next up

Sanger

The Indians are certainly a familiar foe. In the past four years, Springtown has faced Sanger six times, either in a scrimmage or a game. SHS coach Brian Hulett said, “We have yet to leave the field scoring more points

than them.” The Porcupines will be the Indians’ home opener “and those guys will be ready,”

Hulett said. He added, “They have run the same system for many years now and know what they are doing.” Hulett noted that Sanger is “big and strong up front. We will have our work cut out

for us.” Sanger lost 42-7 to Plainview, OK last week.

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