Hurst L.D. Bell produced one of the area’s most convincing wins in Week 2, trouncing Haltom in a District 6-5A opener, 51-0.
The fireworks came just a week after Bell’s heartbreaking 20-17 loss to Southlake Carroll, a game that was decided on a Dragons field goal on the game’s final play.
Questions about a lingering hangover from the Carroll loss were put to rest quickly in a 23-point first quarter against Haltom by Gary Olivo’s team.
Bell (2-1, 1-0) faces Irving Nimitz (2-1, 0-1) at 7 p.m. Thursday at Irving Schools Stadium.
James Mauro, Bell’s 6-7, 215-pound quarterback, no doubt has taken notice that the Nimitz pass defense allowed 286 passing yards in last week’s 40-13 loss to Colleyville Heritage in its 6-5A opener.
Mauro has passed for 361 yards and four touchdowns.
Balancing the Bell attack is running back Kenneth Farrow with 443 rushing yards and five touchdowns so far.
The Bell defense is coming off its first shutout since 2004. Prior to the win over Haltom, Bell had a four-game losing streak in district play.