Houston Forward Times

17 October 2013 Written by  Nicholas A. Norman

Game Wrap - High School Football

Lamar dominates Westside in this much anticipated matchup

It was the game of the week and Lamar proved its dominance over Houston schools with a 71-21 win over Westside. 

Westside had only one loss coming into this game while Lamar was undefeated.  Both teams have division 1 prospects and the game was thought to be a battle of Houston’s top schools.

Lamar started the scoring off with a 7-yard run by Darrell Colbert.  Colbert finished the game completing 10-14 passes for 133 yards and three touchdowns.  He also ran 6 times for 22-yards and one touchdown.

Running back Ronnie Wesley provided a spark on the ground rushing eight times for 83-yards and three touchdowns.  The Redskins ended the game with close to 500-yards total offense.

Standout quarterback Michael Haywood of Westside struggled in this game completing 8-of-23 passes for 127-yards and three touchdowns with one interception.  Both his top receivers Bobby Hartzog and Frank Iheanacho caught touchdown passes.

Turnovers proved to be the key factor in the game as Westside fumbled the ball six times losing three of those fumbles.  They also had that interception from the quarterback.

 Jones edges Washington in a defensive battle

It was the battle of the defenses as both teams had great defense to limit each other scoreless after the first half.  It was Jones who was able to edge out Washington to win 12-7.

Washington’s star athletes were kept in check as running back Neal Blacklock finished with only 20-yards and their quarterback Xavier McGee completed only 6-of-22 passes for 106-yards and one touchdown.

Jones running back Frank Johnson ran the ball 12 times for 107-yards and one touchdown.  Both teams lost one fumble but Washington had three interceptions while Jones had one.

Washington finished the game with only 135 total yards while Jones was held to 222 total yards.

 Reagan too explosive for Sharpstown 

Reagan started early and proved to be too much for Sharpstown as they won 56-13 Friday night.

On the opening kickoff Tavon Dodd of Reagan took the return 90-yards for a touchdown to give his team a 7-0.  Reagan would get another score from Eric Duran on a 2-yard run to push the lead to 14-0 at the end of the first quarter.

Reagan opened up the scoring in the second quarter scoring 35 points led by their quarterback Duran.  Duran finished the game completing 11-of-22 passes for 224-yards and four touchdowns.  Wide receiver Byron Washington had a standout performance catching six passes for 125-yards and one touchdown.

Sharpstown got their first score on a 30-yard interception return for a touchdown by Brandon Lee in the third quarter.  They scored again in the fourth quarter on a 47-yard pass from Cameron Allen to Roderick Bernard.

Worthing comes back to win against Yates

Worthing was down 13-6 at the end of the first half in a tight game versus Yates, however they found a way to win in the second half and the final score was 30-19.

Yates started off the scoring on a 5-yard run from Bruce Wilson. Wilson scored again in the first quarter on a 6-yard run.  Worthing got on the board when wide receiver  Yzerick Oliver caught a 51-yard pass from quarterback Alfred Robertson.  Oliver finished the game catching 8 passes for 123-yards and one touchdown

Robertson would score the next three touchdowns for Worthing.  Robertson finished the game by completing 11-of-20 passes for 186-yards and one touchdown.  He also rushed 17 times for 112-yards and three touchdowns.

Madison withstands late push by Chavez to win

Madison held the lead for much of the game but Chavez started to make a push in the fourth quarter.  Despite their two scores, Madison managed to hold on for a 29-12 victory.

Madison started off scoring on a 3-yard run by Darrah Foreman.  In the second quarter,  Quarterback Dante Arseneaux led the way with a pair of touchdown passes.  He completed a 22-yard touchdown pass to Jontre Epps and a 31-yard touchdown pass to Jeremy Shelley.  Arseneaux finished the game completing 9-of-16 passes for 136 yards and two touchdowns while rushing 13 times for 92 yards.

Standout running back Juwan Duckworth started the scoring off for Chavez on a 2-yard run to start the fourth quarter.  Chavez would score again on a 17-yard reception by Reginald Cole.

When it looked as if they could come back, Kevin Duvisien intercepted a pass and rushed 60-yards for a touchdown.  The game ended on that interception return.

Westbury shuts out Sam Houston

Westbury’s defense got the shut out as they held Sam Houston to 44 total yards en route to a 34-0 victory.

Westbury got their first score when Jawuan Emerson caught a 19-yard pass from Dequan Brown in the first quarter.  Brown would score again on a 38-yard rushing touchdown.  Brown finished the game with five rushes for 149-yards and one touchdown along with his touchdown pass of 19-yards on one attempt.

Westbury finished the game with 278 total yards and zero turnovers which proved to be the deciding factor in their win.

Furr scores in final minutes to beat Kashmere

It was a back and forth game as both teams were working hard to claim a victory.  It was a late reception from Stacy Piro that gave his team the 30-28 win.

Kashmere was first on the board with a 15-yard pass from A’Darrion Christie to Joshua Lenton.  Furr responded with a 75-yard reception by Piro from Avery Davis.  Furr scored again on a 26-yard field goal from Amaury Martinez to go in at halftime with the lead 11-7.

Both teams came out and scored in the third quarter which allowed Furr to maintain their lead.  Kashmere got two scores from Anthony Jones which gave them a 28-24 lead with only two minutes remaining.  It seemed they made the ultimate comeback.

Furr went to its star receiver in Piro who caught a pass from Davis and went 40-yards for the score with only 1:35 left in the game.  That proved to be enough for the win.