ARLINGTON, Texas—Anthony Morgan threw for 392 yards and six touchdowns, including an 85-yarder on his first play, and Carthage won its third straight Class 3A Division II championship with a 47-22 victory against Coldspring-Oakhurst on Friday.
Morgan had 213 yards and four touchdowns by halftime, with Cortlyn Ware and Jalen Claiborne each scoring twice. Ware caught the long opening pass in stride about 40 yards downfield and went in untouched.
Carthage (14-2) took control with two third-quarter TD passes by Morgan, one each to Ware and Claiborne.
Coldspring’s Sherman Gilbert answered Morgan’s arm with his feet for a half, rushing for 129 yards and a touchdown before halftime. He finished with 149 yards.
Coldspring (14-2) fell to 0-2 in championship games. The other loss was in 1992.