— By GREG WEBB
ARLINGTON — Arlington Bowie senior Keaton Perry, just two weeks removed from a serious injury for the third season in a row, trussed up his knees and proved productive out of the pocket on Thursday, as the Volunteers rolled to a 55-6 win over Weatherford. Perry surprised most when he trotted onto the field in the Vols final offensive series in the first quarter.
After two misfires, Perry connected with starting quarterback Tony James, who had temporarily deferred to receiver, for a 83-yard scoring pass. Perry, who did little else except plant his feet in the pocket and throw the ball, had three more TD passes in the second half.
As has been the case in most of their starts, the Kangaroos were competitive from the opening kickoff but, also a recurring theme, opponents have worn down the Roo defense. Bowie popped big scoring plays of 52, 83 and 68 yards, building a 34-0 lead by halftime.
The Weatherford offense that moved the ball well in the opening quarter could not sustain their drives to paydirt, though finally crossing the goal line in the third when virtually the entire the Roo O-line pushed QB Grant Werts and a handful of Bowie defenders into the end zone.
Weatherford returns home next week to host Arlington Martin.