Waltrip falls just short to Pasadena 32-31
Waltrip High School opened their football season Thursday evening against Pasadena High School at Delmar Stadium. Led by head coach Milton Bailey, the Waltrip Rams looked to get their first victory.
Pasadena had the first possession of the game and they were held to three-and-out forcing a punt. On the return, Waltrip wide receiver Benjamin Lemond took the punt and ran 72 yards for a touchdown. Pasadena responded quickly with a 24 yard pass from Daniel Delgado to their standout receiver Metrelle Taylor. The Bulldogs were unable to convert on the two point conversion attempt.
Starting on their 15-yard line, Waltrip began their first offensive series. After one play for a loss, Pasadena was able to sack QB Trelon Johnson in the end zone for a safety. The Rams trailed 8-7.
On the Rams next drive, junior running back Malik Jarmon carried the load bursting down the sideline for a large gain to set up a 4-yard touchdown run by Trelon Johnson.
Pasadena responded with two scores from their running back Alfredo Reyes to put them ahead 22-14.
Facing a third down with 1:35 remaining in the second quarter, QB Johnson connected with Lemond for a 76 yard touchdown. Down 22-21, the Rams recovered a muffed punt by Pasadena on the 15 yard line. In great field position, Waltrip fumbled on the first play turning the ball over to Pasadena. Starting with the football inside the 25, Alfredo Garibay kicked a 41-yard field goal to push their lead to 25-21 going into the half.
Waltrip came back in the third quarter with a 13-yard pass from Johnson to Nathan Cervantes. This put the Rams up 28-25. With time 2:27 left in the game, Waltrip kicked a field goal to push their lead to 31-25.
The Pasadena Bulldogs responded quickly scoring on a 26-yard run by Uriel Hill with 1:45 left in the game. The Rams were unable to respond and lose a close game to Pasadena 32-31.
Westbury Tops Sharpstown 41-27
Sharpstown looked to pick up where they left off last week in the victory against Sterling. Facing Westbury this week, Sharpstown took the first play of the game and connected on a 70-yard pass to Dion Dorsey from quarterback Josh Morris.
Roderick Bernard would get the next highlight for Sharpstown taking a kickoff return 80 yards for the touchdown. Even with those highlights, Sharpstown was unable to stop Westbury’s offensive attack.
Turnovers seemed to play a major role in this game as Sharpstown had 2 interceptions and 7 fumbles (3 for turnovers). Total yards were even and Sharpstown passed for more yards. However it was Westbury who found the end zone and was able to finsh their drives.
Elkins Falls to Lamar Redskins 38-6
Elkins proved to be no match for Lamar as the Redskins defeated the Knights 38-6 Friday night at Delmar Stadium. Things got off to a good start for Lamar as they received the ball first and were able to move the ball down the field effortlessly. The drive came to a halt when senior quarterback Darrell Colbert threw an interception in the redzone giving the ball to Elkins. Lamar’s defense held strong as they were able to hold Elkins to three and out. Lamar seemed to be moving the ball again until a fumble by Colbert inside the ten yard line gave the ball back to Elkins. The Redskins’ defense held strong as they got the ball back to Lamar. This time Lamar was able to punch it in with junior running back Ronnie Weslie. They went on to score two more times to lead 21-0.
Lamar’s defense was able to force 4 turnovers. One of the more excited plays of the night was a 69 yard interception return by their standout junior defensive back Holton Hill. Senior linebacker Glenn Anderson intercepted a pass as he ran 26 yards for a touchdown putting Lamar up 28-0.
Elkins only score was a 44-yard pass by Jonathan Giles to Darron with 2:15 left to go in the half. The Knights missed the extra point and Lamar led 28-6 at the half.
Lamar kept its defense tight holding Elkins scoreless in the second half while adding ten more points to their score to finish the game 38-6 over Elkins.
Reagan rolls past Jones 38-8
Reagan had full control of the game Saturday night as they defeated Jones 38-8. Jones was never quite able to get things going as they ended up with 16 total yards. One positive for Jones was the 88-yard kickoff return by LeBradford Carr in the second quarter.
Reagan tallied up 278-yard total offense led by Eric Duran and Tavon Dodd. Duran finished the game 8-of-14 passes for 111-yards and two touchdowns. He also had a rushing touchdown. Tavon Dodd carried the ball 9 times for 111-rushing yards and two touchdowns.
Yates gets a win against North Forest
Yates traveled north to face a fellow HISD school in North Forest. With both schools coming in off a victory last week, the coaches were eager to get their second victory of the season.
Yates scored quickly tallying up three touchdowns in the first quarter. The first touchdown was a 18-yard reception by Galford Green from quarterback Anthony Franklin. The next two were on runs of 3 and 10 yards by running back Bruce Wilson. Wilson finished the game 18 carries for 136 yards and 3 touchdowns. North Forest out scored Yates over the final three quarters but Yates’ quick scores in the 1st quarter proved to be too much for them to overcome. Yates won 32-16.
Bush shuts out Madison to win 34-0
Bush’s defense was in full force Saturday evening as they held Madison to only 129 total yards for the game and allowed zero points. Bush’s offense was on a roll as they racked up 332 yards.
Led by their quarterback Ronald Monroe, he finished the game 7-11 passes for 194-yards and four touchdowns. He also carried the ball 6 times for 96 yards and 1 touchdown. Their receivers Donald Monroe and Kasey Poole both had two touchdowns each. Pool added 130 receiving yards to go with his two catches. Each of his catches resulted in a touchdown. Bush extends their record to 2-0 while Madison is 0-2.
Washington dominates Lee, win 70-12
Washington was in rare form and could not be stopped Saturday night as they scored 70 points in a victory over Lee. Washington ended with 423 total yards with the bulk of those yards coming on the ground (332).
Quarterback Xavior McGee had a total of four touchdowns, two passing and two rushing. He finished 4-of-5 for 91-yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed 7 times for 3 yards and two touchdowns.
Washington had a pair of hundred yard rushers in Bellie Sneed (14 carries, 124 yards) and Dekorian Jenkins (8 carries 111 yards). Receiver Dytrell Richards had 2 catches for 75-yards and a score.