Back at quarterback, Onyegbule completed 13-of-21 passes for 171 yards and two touchdowns, while scoring another touchdown on an 18-yard run. Not surprisingly, the Colts also took the game, winning 55-19.
"I'm feeling good," Onyegbule said. "I knew I could play through it. We had a couple of kind of easy teams, so (our coaches) decided to rest me to save me for the playoffs."
The game represented the seventh win for Arlington, which is 7-2 and 5-1 in district play heading into its 10th game against Arlington Bowie. The Colts' only two losses came to a 9-0 Coppell team, rated No. 7 in the state, and an 8-2 Arlington Martin squad.
"I thought we would be around an 8-1 or 9-0 team at this time," Onyegbule said. "We knew that Coppell would be really tough."
The Colts' record means a showdown with defending state champ Abilene likely awaits in the first round of the playoffs.
"There's nothing like playing the state champs in that first game," Onyegbule said. "I feel really good, and I feel like everything is in place right now for us to do well in the playoffs."
Onyegbule said he was trying to find a date to come down and visit the Texas campus, and said he and his father would likely come down for one of the three remaining Longhorn home games.
But just because he hasn't been down to visit doesn't mean he hasn't been paying attention. Onyegbule said he watched every game so far on TV.
"The defense is showing up and the offense is getting there with a new QB," Onyegbule said. "They've been a little inconsistent, but we'll come around. Every team has to go through that one year once in awhile."