<b>By Tommy Wells</b><br><a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>
JOSHUA – Daniel Hollingsworth moved a little closer to the top spot on the Mineral Wells Community Christian Warriors' rushing list Friday night.
Actually, he moved a lot closer.
The MWCCS junior rushed for 318 yards and six touchdowns in the first half of play and led the Warriors to a convincing 58-12 win over Joshua Christian.
With the win, CCS improved to 6-0 for the season and, more importantly, grabbed a big win in their Texas Christian Athletic Federation district opener.
The second-leading rusher in school history, Hollingsworth got the Community Christian offense in gear early. He took a pitch from freshman quarterback Cole Van Kirk on the Warriors' first play from scrimmage and raced for a touchdown.
Hollingsworth struck again seconds later. After Isaiah Brazeal had recovered CCS' ensuing onside kick attempt, Community Christian head coach Bryan Horton called Hollingsworth's number again – resulting in a second touchdown.
Joshua Christian managed to scratch out a touchdown moments later to cut the Warriors' lead to 16-6 before Isaac Brazeal delivered some highlights of his own. The CCS standout returned Joshua's ensuing kick the distance for a 23-6 first-quarter lead.
Hollingsworth went back to work from there. He scored twice early in the second quarter – one via a 77-yard run – to build the Warrior cushion to 42-6.
He notched his fifth and six scores late in the first half to enforce the six-man 45-point mercy rule.
Isaiah Brazeal starred defensively. In addition to his kick off recovery, he picked off a pass and recovered a Joshua fumble.
Caleb Brazeal also scored for the Warriors.