It took 7:03 before Myles Kelley found Jimmy Nelson III for Arlington Martin’s first score. From there on the bloodbath was on as Arlington Martin crushed Midland High in 6A Division I Bidistrict action.
Seven different players scored touchdowns for Arlington Martin, and Arlington Martin never trailed. Martin moved themselves to 10-1 this season while Midland High dropped to 4-7 to end the season. The scoring summary below illustrates just how one-sided it was.
Martin led in EVERY statistical category they needed to- touchdowns, receiving yards, rushing yards, punts average, forced turnovers, and player totals. Perhaps the one area Martin needs to address was the unnecessary penalties.
It’s possible Midland High was distracted by last weeks petition. Last week more than 500 fans signed a petition calling for the immediate removal of Craig Yenzer as head coach at Midland High. The Bulldogs went out and responded by beating crosstown rival Lee to make the playoffs, only to get crushed by Arlington Martin for the second consecutive year.
While the score may indicate otherwise, Midland High holds high hopes for the future. Nearly 75% of Midland High;s starters are underclassmen, including all three quarterbacks. For the fifth consecutive game someone different led the Bulldogs in the receiving category, and Brooks Betcher did so in yardage and by scoring a touchdown. The only question remaining is will Yenzer be back to coach the Bulldogs next season, or will he join the likes of Odessa High’s Ron King, who resigned earlier this week? Only time will tell.
ARLINGTON MARTIN 76, MIDLAND HIGH 18
Midland High 0 0 6 12 –18
Arlington Martin 14 28 7 27 –76
AMHS — Jimmy Nelson III 4 pass from Myles Kelley (Patrick Grady kick), 4:57
AMHS — Nick Smith 10 run (Grady kick), 2:21
AMHS — Tyler Wilson 28 pass from Eric Walker (Grady kick), 8:08
AMHS — Jason Huntley 17 run (Grady kick), 5:43
AMHS — Brayden Willis 10 pass from Walker (Walker kick), 3:46
AMHS — Wilson 27 run (Grady kick), 1:07
MHS — Sam Bertleson 10 pass from Ryan Perales (kick failed), 9:25
AMHS — Huntley 17 run (Grady kick), 0:13
MHS — Brooks Betcher 64 pass from Perales (pass failed), 11:46
AMHS — Terrance Jones 20 run (Grady kick), 10:56
MHS — Jalen Childress 25 pass from Perales (pass failed), 9:05
AMHS — Corlandt Brooks 17 pass from Kurt Wilson (Grady kick), 7:11
AMHS — Jones 6 run (Grady kick), 3:09
AMHS — Jones 32 run (run failed), 0:22
First downs 7 20
Rushes-yards 22-43 34-279
Passing yards 164 177
Comp.-Att.-Int. 15-32-1 12-22-0
Punts-Avg. 8-18.8 2-80
Fumbles-lost 1-1 0-0
Penalties-yards 3-25 4-45
RUSHING: MHS– Nick Hernandez 7-16, Joseph Galindo 1-9, Ryan Perales 3-8, Jackson Anuszkiewicz 4-7, Ricky Hubert 7-3; AMHS– Terrance Jones 5-67, Jason Huntley 5-64, Kurt Wilson 3-42, Tyler Wilson 2-33, Nick Smith 10-33, Ty Dobbins 2-15, Eric Walker 4-14, Mylz Petty 1-6, Myles Kelley 2-5
PASSING: MHS– Ryan Perales 11-21-0–133, Jackson Anuszkiewicz 4-9-0–31, Brady Bolger 0-2-1–0; AMHS, Eric Walker 10-20-0–146, Kurt Wilson 1-1-0–17, Myles Kelley 1-1-0–4.
RECEIVING: MHS– Brooks Betcher 5-89, Jalen Childress 3-35, Nick Hernandez 2-13, Juleion Bowers 2-10, Sam Bertelson 1-10, Greyson Brockington 1-6, Ricky Hubert 1-0; AMHS– Tyler Wilson 3-61, Kristian Levy 2-28, Ty Dobbins 1-26, Micah Willis 2-17, Corlandt Brooks 1-17, Tre Brown 1-11, Jimmy Nelson III 1-4, Nick Smith 1-3.
INTERCEPTIONS: AMHS– Myles Kelley 1-26