ARLINGTON, Texas -- DeSoto’s Ryan Polite continued the trend of great quarterback play at Monday's Kirk Herbstreit National Kickoff Classic by making a huge contribution to the Eagles' 49-21 win over Arlington Bowie.
Polite passed for 313 yards, going 18-for-30 with five touchdowns, in the last of four games in the Labor Day event at Cowboys Stadium.
The Eagles rushed for 221 yards and totaled 543 yards of total offense. The ground game was led by Antoinne Jimmerson, who ran for 100 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries.
Bowie was able to gather 371 yards of total offense in the loss, 269 in the air and 102 on the ground. Quarterback Sergio Cantu went 12-for-18 for 246 yards and two touchdowns. He also threw two interceptions on the night.
Volunteers coach Kenny Perry said the Eagles were just too good.
“They’re a better football team than us,” Perry said. “They’re a better program than we are. They outcoached us, outplayed us and were better than us. I think we’ll get better. You can learn from this.”
Bowie did muster the play of the game as Cantu hit receiver Elgin Long on a 91-yard touchdown pass.
DeSoto moved to 2-0 and kept its spot at No. 3 in the ESPN Dallas Class 5A rankings. Bowie falls to (1-1) and will face Dallas Skyline next week.