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The Hawks Hand The Dragons Their 2nd District Loss

The #24 Lewisville-Hebron Hawks had 484 rushing yards from its spread formation and left Hawk Stadium with a 44-28 victory against the #11 Southlake Carroll Dragons in a big District 6-5A game Friday night. Hebron (6-3, 4-0), had 310 rushing yards in the second half, clinched at least a share of the 6-5A championship.

Carroll (6-2, 2-2) couldn't find an answer for the Hebron duo of quarterback Justin Iwuji and running back Darius Staten. Iwuji finished with 273 rushing yards and a touchdown on 27 carries, while Staten had 205 yards and four touchdowns on 24 rushes.

Hebron finished with 634 total yards. Iwuji also threw for 150 yards on 10-of-18 passing. No team has gained more than 500 yards in the past four seasons against the Dragons.  Carroll allowed 544 yards against Haltom in 2004.

Staten rushed for a 21-yard score with 6:49 in the fourth quarter, as Hebron marched 98 yards on six plays to take a nine-point lead. On Carroll's ensuing drive, the Hebron defense forced Carroll to turn over the ball on the 1-yard line. Hebron then traveled 99 yards on only four plays, and Staten capped the drive with a 29-yard touchdown run.

Carroll running back Tommy Avers finished with 205 yards and a touchdown.

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