Chase Musgrove + Atlanta Power Past Cleveland Tarkington, 49-26
LINDALE -- Chase Musgrove put up 249 yards of offense and accounted for five touchdowns in Atlanta's 49-26 win over Cleveland Tarkington in a Class 4A Division II area playoff Saturday at Eagle Stadium.
Atlanta (11-1) will face district foe Tatum (7-5) in the regional semifinals at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Longview's Pirate Stadium. Tarkington finished its season at 7-5.
Musgrove rushed for a team-high 156 yards and three touchdowns, while completing 8 of 10 passes for 93 yards and two more scores in the Rabbits' win. Jeremy Smith added 78 yards and two touchdowns on six carries, while Dequan Allen and Tyrell Phillips finished with 74 and 53 yards, respectively.
Tarkington was led by quarterback Hunter Johnson, who was 13 of 23 for 256 yards with three touchdowns and three interceptions.
Atlanta scored the game's first 42 points before Johnson's 14-yard touchdown pass to Alex Lathan in the first minute of the fourth quarter got Tarkington on the board.
The Rabbits went up 21-0 with three first-quarter touchdowns -- a Smith 31-yard run, a 3-yard scoring pass from Musgrove to Cameron Schulz and a 25-yard run by Musgrove. The Atlanta QB added a 35-yard scoring run in the second quarter to help the Rabbits to a 28-0 halftime lead.
Musgrove scored from 17 yards out, and then fired a 3-yard touchdown pass to Eddrick King to push the Rabbits' lead to 42-0 with 2:35 remaining in the third quarter.