HENDERSON — Texarkana Pleasant Grove pulled away with three late touchdowns and topped Henderson 40-7 on Friday at Lion Stadium.
The teams were tied at 7-7 after one quarter, and the Hawks went ahead 20-7 at the break. The score remained the same heading into the fourth before Pleasant Grove put things away with a pair of long touchdown passes.
Nine players totaled 60 carries for 281 yards for the Hawks (2-0).
Bruce Garrett led the way with 91 yards, K.J. Hicks added 45 and Shayne Nelson and Ben Harmon chipped in 39 yards apiece. Antonio Watkins finished with 38, and Harmon completed three passes for 100 yards.
Hicks got the scoring started on Pleasant Grove's first drive when he carried in from eight yards out.
Henderson (1-1) answered with a 3-yard run by Caleb Medford that was set up by passes of 22 and 30 yards, respectively, from Medford to Saul Quintanilla and Jy Fuller.
Enrique Garza's PAT tied things at 7-7 with 6:17 left in the first quarter.
Harmon had touchdown runs of one and three yards that came 32 seconds apart in the second quarter to make it 20-7 at the break.
Nick Martin scored from seven yards out five seconds into the fourth to push the advantage to 27-7, and the Hawks added a pair of long touchdown passes in the waning moments of the game for the final margin.
Medford completed 11 of 16 passes for 126 yards in the loss for Henderson. Fuller caught five of the passes for 75 yards.
The Lions travel to Jacksonville Friday. Pleasant Grove meets Atlanta.