The Ridge Point Panthers scored with 18 seconds to go in the first half to take a 36-29 lead into halftime and then survived a driving rainstorm and a weather delay in the second half to beat Travis 49-42 last Friday night at Hall Stadium.
The win gives Ridge Point sole possession of first place in District 20 6A with a 4-0 record. The Panther defense was led by linebacker Chike Anigbogu who had two interceptions, five tackles, and two tackles for a loss. Safety Jake Sniffen had 10 tackles and two tackles for a loss, and Bryson Stewart had a fumble recovery, six tackles and three tackles for a loss.
“Because of the rain, we just had to focus harder, execute more plays, and make sure we wrapped up,” Ridge Point defensive lineman Nelson Ceaser said.
“It was a great team win overcoming the elements. Timely defense with a dominating offensive performance and once again we won the special teams war,” Ridge Point Head Coach Brett Sniffin said.
Travis quarterback Eric Rodriguez completed 11 of 20 passes for 147 yards and two touchdowns, and he rushed 14 times for 82 yards and one touchdown. Parker Washington caught eight passes for 143 yards and three touchdowns. Linebacker Zach Zimos had nine tackles, and Cameron Oliver had four tackles and an interception.
Travis is now 3-1 and tied for second place in District 20 6A.
Malik Hormsby completed 8 of 9 passes for 265 yards and three touchdowns as Marshall beat Sharpstown 55-0 last Friday at Butler Stadium.
Jerry Davis rushed 11 times for 140 yards and two touchdowns; Devon Achane caught three passes for 118 yards and two touchdowns; and Kacey Barnett caught three passes for 97 yards and one touchdown to lead the Buffaloes.
On defense, Quincy Blair had four sacks and Jaylon Wilson had an interception.
Marshall is now 6-0 and in first place in District 11 5A D2.
“We are getting better and better week by week,” running back Jerry Davis said.
The Buffaloes have a bye this week and will prepare for the final two games of the season and the playoffs.
“We will always focus on the foundations of this program. Character, discipline, and hard work. This will lead us to our ultimate goal. We will also focus on the fundamentals in everything we do. We must get better as a team through practice,” Marshall Head Coach James Williams said.
Austin 28, Clements 21
Kaelyb Lim caught a 7-yard touchdown pass from Trey Larsen with 24 seconds to go in the game to give Austin a 28-21 win over Clements last Thursday at Mercer Stadium.
The teams were evenly matched throughout the game. Pierre Djunga scored for Clements on a 4-yard run, and Troy Omeire caught a 6-yard touchdown pass from Larsen to make the score 7-7 at the end of the first quarter. In the second quarter, Moises Tezzo caught a 43-yard scoring pass from Larsen, and Djunga scored on an 8-yard run. Clements missed the extra point and Austin led at halftime 14-13.
In the second half, Omeire caught a 10-yard scoring pass from Larsen, and Djunga scored again on a 14-yard run. Clements converted the two-point conversion and it was 21-21 with 11 minutes to go in the game and the stage was set for the Austin last second heroics.
For Austin, Larsen completed 15 of 29 passes for 198 yards and four touchdowns. Tezzo rushed 18 times for 107 yards and Lim caught six passes for 74 yards and the game-winning touchdown.
Clements was led by Djunga, who had 34 rushes for 157 yards and three touchdowns.
Vaughnte Frederick threw three touchdown passes as Willowridge beat Madison 44-6 last Thursday at Hall Stadium. Frederick completed 12 of 23 passes for 218 yards. Lidarian Carter caught six passes for 145 yards and two touchdowns and Latrell Neville caught four passes for 38 yards and one touchdown. Jhamarkus Harris rushed six times for 54 yards and two touchdowns.
The Eagles are now 4-1 and in second place in District 11 5A D2.
Dulles 49, Kempner 13
Ainias Smith scored four touchdowns as Dulles routed Kempner 49-13 last Friday at Mercer Stadium.
Smith scored on runs of 52, 2, and 9 yards and caught a 26-yard scoring pass from Cameron Peters.
Smith had help from Myles Heard who rushed 17 times for 176 yards and one touchdown, and Javian Myles who rushed four times for 77 yards and two touchdowns. Peters completed 6 of 10 passes for 138 yards and one touchdown.
“Right now we’re focused on the game in front of us which is the most important thing we need to focus on right now,” Ainias Smith said.
The Viking defense held Kempner to 229 yards of total offense, all on the ground.
Kempner’s Jalen Bates rushed 11 times for 100 yards and one touchdown and Jordan Shelton rushed 12 times for 80 yards and one touchdown
Dulles is now 3-1 and tied for second place in District 20 6A with Travis and Elkins. Their last three games are with Bush (2-2), Elkins (3-1) and Ridge Point (4-0).
“Our goal is to control our own destiny and focus on one game at a time. We treat every week of practice as if we are in the week of the state championship,” Myles Heard said. “Everyone will need to lock in and be focused on our mission.”
Elkins 28, Bush 12
Jacory Lee rushed 16 times for 146 yards and two touchdowns to lead Elkins over Bush 28-12 last Saturday at Mercer Stadium. Elkins is now 3-1 and tied for second place in District 20 6A. Bush drops to 2-2.
Elkins’ Cameron George completed 8 of 16 passes for 196 yards and one touchdown, and Kolby White caught four passes for 124 yards and a touchdown.
Elkins’ defense held Bush to 207 yards of total offense while the Knights had 375 yards.
Bush’s Jamal Morris returned an interception 76 yards for the Broncos only touchdown.
Hightower 35, Ball 25
Hightower grabbed a 14-0 lead and cruised to a 35-25 win over Galveston Ball last Friday at Ball. Hightower has now won two in a row and are tied for fourth place in District 10 5A D1.
On Thursday, Kempner plays Austin at Mercer Stadium, Hightower plays Friendswood at Hall Stadium, and Willowridge plays Milby at Butler Stadium. On Friday, Bush plays Dulles at Mercer Stadium, and Elkins plays Ridge Point at Hall Stadium. On Saturday, Clements plays Travis at Mercer Stadium. Marshall has a bye this week.