Indians, Coogs and Bulldogs also pull out valuable wins
Dickinson at Texas City
RUNNING BACKS Myles Lewis, Montell Williams and Dylan Savage each scored rushing touchdowns as the Gators remained undefeated with a 21-7 win over hosts the Stingarees on Friday.
The victory gives Dickinson a 3-0 record entering their bye week before opening district 24-6a play against Friendswood on September 23.
Lewis scored on a four-yard run with 9:24 left in the first quarter to cap off the Gators’ opening drive of the night.
The score remained 7-0 into the third quarter until Williams plunged in from four yards out to increase the margin to 14-0.
Dickinson put the game away with 2:34 left in the fourth quarter when Savage barrelled into the end zone on a six-yard run.
The Stingarees, who are now 1-2, looked destined to suffer a shutout but they averted a blank scoresheet when Edward Amey set up their sole touchdown with a 59-yard catch and run to the Dickinson five-yard line.
From there, Darian Ziegler found Kenny Smith on a four-yard scoring connection with 58 seconds left.
Texas City will also
have an open week before starting district 23-5a play against Galveston Ball on September 23.
Texas City quarterback Da’Quan Thompson cannot avoid Dickinson linebacker Joseph Shields in a rare Stingarees rush against the Gators on Friday – Photo by Gene Schwartz
Indians double up on win count
Santa Fe at Goose Creek Memorial
A SPARKLING display of offense allowed the Indians to roll past Memorial 42-20 on Thursday, giving coach Mark Kanipes’ squad their second win of the season to double their 2015 campaign win total.
Santa Fe amassed 386 yards of total offense, with quarterbacks Nathan Kruger and Tucker Mica combining for 244 yards passing and three touchdowns.
The mauling included a 72-yard scoring toss from Mica to Blake Marcantel late in the fourth quarter to put the game away.
The quarterback duo also teamed up to rush for 79 of the Indians’ 142 yards on the ground, while Marcantel added 120 yards on six receptions.
The Indians spotted the Patriots a 6-0 advantage before their offense exploded to take a 27-13 halftime lead and adding a pair of fourth-quarter touchdown passes from Mica.
Santa Fe next meet Fort Bend Elkins to start district 23-5a play on September 23.
Bulldogs unleash last-quarter winner
Hitchcock at Lutheran South
A HUGE effort from running backs Drevian Archibald, Carlos Frank and Xavian Hampton on Friday propelled the Bulldogs to a 38-27 on-the-road result that gave them a second straight win to make up for their season-opening loss to Houston Second Baptist.
The backfield trio combined for 363 yards and five touchdowns, capped by Hampton’s five-yard winner late on.
That helped the Bulldogs fend off a furious rally from Lutheran South as the Pioneers overcame a 22-0 first-half deficit to pull back to three points down at 30-27 midway through the fourth quarter.
Hampton scored three times, while Archibald and Frank each added scoring runs.
Preston pulls Coogs from peril
La Marque at North Forest
SOPHOMORE Perry Preston was an all-purpose performer on Thursday, scoring on a pair of touchdowns to help the Cougars escape an upset bid from the Bulldogs with a 23-16 victory.
A jaw-dropping 62-yard touchdown run in the first quarter helped La Marque take a 15-6 lead at the half, with quarterback Myles Launius throwing a 19-yard scoring toss to wide receiver Jeremy Limones in the second quarter.
Preston gave the Coogs the lead for good when he returned a kickoff 77 yards for a touchdown with 3:37 left in the game.
The score came right after North Forest kicker Sal Fuentes had hit an 18-yard field goal that gave the Bulldogs a brief 16-15 lead.
The La Marque defense clinched the game by stopping North Forest inside their 10-yard line with 29 seconds remaining.
The victory offset an evening in which the Cougars had three punts blocked and committed 12 penalties for 94 yards.
With their nailbiting win, La Marque improved to 3-0 going into this Friday’s game at West Columbia.
Galveston County high school football scores
North Forest 16 – 23 La Marque
Goose Creek 13 – 42 Santa Fe
Clear Brook 34 – 6 South Houston
La Porte 34 – 41 Clear Springs
Texas City 7 – 21 Dickinson
Galveston Ball 17 – 30 Strake Jesuit
Lutheran South 27 – 38 Hitchcock
Clear Creek v Houston Heights
Sam Rayburn v Clear Falls
Kingwood v Friendswood
See full roundup in Wednesday’s edition
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