Deer Park trounced by North Shore 75-13
HOUSTON - One of those North Shore High School flag bearers that run out on the field after every touchdown carried a flag that read: “Whoop up on ’em.”
As if North Shore’s rediculously good, superior-in-every-way-possible football team needs a flag to remind them what they have the potential to do to teams on any given weekend.
Please, just deliver the District 21-6A championship plaque to the Waffle House closest to the North Shore campus sometime next week and head coach John Kay will pick it up.
A ton of yardage and ten easy touchdowns allowed North Shore to crush Deer Park 75-13 in a District 21-6A yawner at the Galena Park ISD Stadium Friday night.
“That’s the best all-around team I’ve ever seen in high school. They are impressive. You hate it that you’re on the other sideline. They’re a special team across the board,” Deer Park head coach Austin Flynn said.
North Shore scored on both designed plays and busted plays.
Their seventh touchdown was the result of a busted play. Like it was a hot potato, quarterback Roger Hagan pitched the ball behind him as he was being tackled. It looked like a bad decision that was about to get worse.
North Shore was headed for a huge loss until Zach Evans got away from a host of Deer defenders and wound up scoring untouched with a run to the right side to help make it 54-13 on the fourth play of the third quarter.
Their eighth touchdown was helped by a busted play, a 23-yard run by Hagan. Then when Hagan scored from 19 yards out, Deer Park defenders were only able to grab his jersey and nothing else.
If you were a Deer Park fan, the first quarter was soooooooo long and that’s even after Deer Park bloodied North Shore’s nose in the first quarter.
The Mustangs had 21 points on the board with 5:52 still to play in the first quarter. They had 47 at the break without breaking a sweat.
“You wanna run the ball but at the same time they have so many guys in the box, it’s difficult to run. They’re enticing you to throw it. It’s impressive that their corners are put on islands. They’re going to stop the run first and foremost. That’s most head coaches philosophies. Then you force them into the lower percentage throws and then hopefully your guy can make a play,” Flynn said.
Deer Park had two good moments. Weidner directed the Deer on an eight-play, 75-yard touchdown drive to get the team within 21-6. The highlight was a pretty 55-yard run by Weidner right up the gut of North Shore’s defense.
“I wish he had a little more speed and scored there. It was just a little read to the right. We had a jet motion come across his face and he had the option to give it to (Marcus) Molina or keep it. His read told him to keep it and then it split open nicely like you hope,” Flynn said.
The second was a rare North Shore mistake when quarterback Dematrius Davis fumbled the snap, a dogpile ensued and the football squirted free and that’s when Coltin Bedford produced a scoop-N-score from about 35 yards out to cut the deficit to 37-13.