TEXARKANA, Texas — The run game was a large polished diamond for Pleasant Grove on Senior Night.
The Hawks racked up 469 yards of rushing and crushed Spring Hill, 63-21, in a District 6-4A, Div. II game Friday at Hawk Stadium.
It was the last regular season game for Pleasant Grove (9-1, 4-0), which clinched its third consecutive district title.
"We want to grow each week, and to play Spring Hill like this shows that we are not being complacent," Hawks' head coach Josh Gibson said. "I was very proud of how our defense played. Our offensive line played ferocious and our running backs ran hard.
"This group of seniors is very special and they are really connected. The parents of these kids are connected, too. These seniors go out as the winningest class in Pleasant Grove history. They helped us reach a lot of dreams and goals."
Martin led the Hawks' rushing attack with 150 yards on 12 carries and three touchdowns.
Shayne Nelson plunged into the end zone from a yard out to give Pleasant Grove a 56-21 lead early in the third.
Ben Harmon hit on a deep pass to Sergio Rodriguez, and Rodriguez bolted 63 yards to paydirt to put the game out of reach, 63-21.
Pleasant Grove built a tremendous 49-21 lead at halftime.
Martin found the end zone from 5 yards out to knot the game at 7-all in the first quarter.
Martin scored his second touchdown of the night on a 5-yard run to give the Hawks a 14-7 edge in the first.
KJ Hicks broke free and high stepped his way to paydirt on a 26-yard run. The score gave Pleasant Grove a 21-7 lead.
Spring Hill had to suffer through more of the Hawks' scoring barrage when Hicks broke some tackles and sped to the end zone from 18 yards out. PG took a 28-7 lead at the end of the first.
Martin scored his third rushing TD on an 8-yarder with 11:06 to go in the second quarter.
Hayden Koller's 5-yard touchdown run gave Pleasant Grove a 35-point lead at 42-7.
Logan Johnson made his way to the end zone like an ambulance on interstate on a 45-yard run to make it 49-14 for the Hawks.
Spring Hill scored with a second left in the second quarter on a 7-yard run to make it 49-21.
Marcus Burris, Antonio Watkins and Andrew LeGrand each had an interception in the game for Pleasant Grove.