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Football: Summer Creek defeats Humble to stay unbeaten in district

October 13, 2018

Quarterback Bryan Bush wasn’t worried when the Summer Creek offense got off to a slow start Friday night.

The Bulldogs sophomore said it was a matter of time before the offense got its act together.

“Their defense was doing a good job at first playing tough,” Bush said. “We just had to keep playing hard to get back into the game and grind it out.”

Bush went 8 of 14 for 110 yards and threw one touchdown as the Bulldogs (4-2, 4-0) defeated Humble (4-3, 2-3) 40-21 at Turner Stadium to stay undefeated in District 22-6A play.

The Summer Creek signal caller also had 27 carries for 174 yards on the ground with a touchdown.

Bulldogs head coach Kenny Harrison acknowledged the effort of the tough Wildcats.

“Coach West did a great job getting those kids ready to play with the injures that they had,” Harrison said. “I told our guys that they were going to get a tough Humble team and that’s exactly what we got.”

Humble got on the scoreboard first after senior running back Isaiah Robinson scored on a 4-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, but the extra point kick was missed and Humble led Summer Creek 6-0.

Robinson finished the game with 21 carries for 71 yards and a touchdown. Robinson also had a 4-yard receiving touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Bulldogs’ running back Andre Holliday, who had 11 carries for 123 yards and two touchdowns, scored his first touchdown in the first quarter to take a 7-6 lead

The Wildcats defensive line gave the Bulldogs a test up front in the first quarter and Summer Creek had to find a way to get its offense going.

“They came out and did some different things that we didn’t expect defensively,” Harrison said. “We made some adjustments in the second quarter and moved the ball more. It’s a rivalry game and the kids were amped up a bit and were trying to do too much early. Some of these kids have been playing against each other since pop warner.”

The Bulldogs’ offense rolled in the second quarter and outscored the Wildcats 20-7.

Bush connected with Terry Johnson for Summer Creek’s first touchdown in the second quarter.

Humble junior quarterback Dexter Wyble, who started for the Wildcats after senior quarterback Chase Pena suffered a season ending ACL injury last week, connected with Deontee’ McCray for the Wildcats’ only score in the second.

The Wildcats have been dealing with injures throughout the season.

“Injures have hurt us,” said Humble head coach Charles West. “Whenever you have injures in high school football it’s tough. The kids kept on playing hard and our coaches put them in the best chance to win the game.”

Bush added a 3-yard touchdown run and then connected with Tyler Via for a 19-yard touchdown pass as the Bulldogs led the Wildcats 26-14 at halftime.

Wyble finished the night going 11 of 18 for 126 yards and throwing two touchdowns with an interception.

After the game, the Bulldogs began to sing happy birthday to Harrison, who’s 45th birthday is on Oct. 13.

“He has been talking about it all week,” Bush said. “We had to come out here and play hard every play for him. It was nice to get the W for him.”

“It was great,” Harrison said. “I told these kids that was the best birthday present that I have received in a while.”

Humble will take Pasadena at 7 p.m. Thursday at Veterans Memorial Stadium while Summer Creek will take on Kingwood at 7 p.m. Friday at Turner Stadium.

Kingwood and Summer Creek will both bring a four-game district winning streak into the Humble ISD matchup.

“I told the kids that we will celebrate this win, but we have a very good football team in Kingwood next week,” Harrison said. “We will be back to work preparing for Kingwood and will look to have a great week of practice.”

marcus.gutierrez@chron.com

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