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Wright’s 4 first-quarter TDs help Austin High swamp Connally in season opener

Mark Swanson
American-Statesman Correspondent
Austin High's Jax Rush gets brought down by Connally's Averil Houston in Friday's nondistrict game at The Pfield in Pflugerville. Behind six TDs from quarterback Charles Wright, Austin High rolled to a 65-14 win.

For a season opener, Austin High looked to be in mid-season form, blowing by Connally, 65-14. The Maroons scored touchdowns on their first five possessions and were never seriously challenged.

Quarterback Charles Wright had a month worth of production in the first half alone, throwing for five touchdowns and running for one more. He hit Nick Anderson for touchdowns of 5 and 39 yards on Austin High’s first two possessions and then found Jax Rush for 25- and 14-yard scoring passes to close out their first quarter of the season up 28-0.

On the night, Wright was 17 of 25 for 206 yards and added 70 yards on the ground.

Things didn’t get better for Connally (0-2). The Cougars had no answer for the Maroon hurry-up offense – and didn’t have a lot of answers for their defense either. After being shutout by Pflugerville, 35-0, last week, the second game of the season wasn’t much better.

Connally did get its first points of the season on 20-yard and 10-yard touchdown runs from Demetrius Gardner.