• Burleson defensive end Garrett Lake hauls down an Arlington Seguin ball carrier during the Elks’ 44-0 District 5-5A Division II win Thursday night. BURLESON STAR/TOMMY WHITWORTH IMAGES

Elks hurl another shutout

ARLINGTON ­— Each week, Burleson’s defense steps things up to another level.

Thursday night, the Elks turned in another standout defensive effort in a 44-0 District 5-5A Division II victory over Arlington Seguin at Wilemon Field.

For the third time this season, Burleson’s defense notched a shutout. The Elks defense has allowed two touchdowns this season in five games.

Burleson’s defense has not allowed a score in 12 quarters of play.

“I thought our guys played really well on a short week and coming off a monsoon game against Joshua plus homecoming on top of that. I thought they handled themselves well,”

Burleson coach Gary McElroy said. “We played well in all three phases of our game. It was a good win for us. We played like we should have. We made a few mistakes but nothing that we coudn’t overcome.”

The win marked the Elks second consecutive season to start the season 5-0. Burleson is 3-0 in district play and takes on arch-rival Centennial next Friday at Burleson ISD Stadium.

Burleson limited Seguin (0-5, 0-3) to just six plays in its territory. All six of those plays came in in the fourth quarter. The Cougars did reach Burleson’s side of the field in the first quarter but weren’t able to run because a penalty moved the ball back into Seguin’s end of the field.

The Elks forced two turnovers and limited the Cougars to six yards rushing on 16 attempts. Seguin did pass for 131 yards on 32 attempts

Offensively, Burleson had a balanced attack. The Elks ran for 167 yards and threw for 161 yards.

Wide receiver Aden Anderson had a big night for Burleson. Anderson caught touchdown passes of 59, eight and four yards. The senior grabbed six passes for 92 yards.

Quarterback Jacob Amador completed 11 of 16 passes for 151 yards and three scores.

The Elks had three running backs top six carries on the night. Jarrett Austin led Burleson in rushing with six carries for 77 yards including a one-yard touchdown run.
Darrell Dorsey scored the Elks final touchdown on a one-yard. Dorsey finished with 51 yards rushing on seven attempts. Caleb Lewis carried nine times for 34 yards.

Placekicker Edgar Zaragoza got a workout Thursday night. The junior hit field goals of 31, 27 and 22 yards and also connected on all five point-after attempts.

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