September 15, 2009

Talent abundant in Skyline-Bowie contest

It is tempting to look at Dallas Skyline's 35-27 win over Arlington Bowie this past Friday night and assume that one of the state's most talented teams struggled against an inferior opponent due to their own mistakes, a lack of intensity or the weather.

It is easy to miss the fact that Bowie played Skyline close last season, losing by only four points and that while Bowie cannot match Skyline four-star for four-star, they have a number of Division I prospects of their own and a talented quarterback in Deric Davis who totaled over 400 yards total offense.

However, the Raiders' talent eventually won out. Though it took them a while to get going after an hour and a half delay to start the game due to lightning, Skyline's offense rolled while their defense picked up the intensity in a second half that saw a steady downpour the entire time.

Both teams were loaded with college prospects and several stood out in the game,

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