McArthur junior Janarvis Pugh threw for three first-half touchdowns as the host Mustangs beat Hollywood Hills on Friday night.
The Mustangs (5-5), which snapped a three-game skid with the victory, took a 26-6 halftime lead.
Pugh finished 6 for 12 with 178 yards, three touchdowns and an interception.
He connected with senior Tottis Calloway on a pair of first-quarter scores from 25 and 29 yards.
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The Spartans (3-7) responded with a nine-play, 64-yard drive, culminating on sophomore Shaddrick Lowery’s 4-yard run to cut the deficit to 12-6.