Atascocita completes undefeated district run with rout of Humble
Atascocita had several goals at the beginning of the season.
One goal that the Eagles wanted to accomplish during the regular season was winning an outright district title.
The Eagles accomplished that goal with a 65-21 win over Humble in the District 22-6A finale at Turner Stadium Friday night.
“We have improved a lot,” said Atascocita head coach Craig Stump. “I think some of the things that we have improved on have been big things and some have been little things. What should excite our team is that we aren’t a finished product. We could still get better and we have to prepare for a six-game season in the playoffs.”
It’s the second straight year the Eagles have won an outright district title.
With winning district the Eagles are rewarded with hosting a home playoff game.
The Eagles (9-1) will host Channelview at 7 p.m. Friday at Turner Stadium in a Class 6A, Division I bi-district playoff game.
“We’re excited,” Stump said. “It’s something the UIL did a good job at rewarding teams for finishing first in district.”
Humble finishes the season 5-5.
Atascocita led at halftime 42-0 and dominated the game.
Junior Eagles quarterback Brice Matthews went 14 of 20 for 286 yards and threw four touchdowns.
Quincy Thompson and T.J. Thomas combined for 215 yards and five touchdowns.
Humble senior running back Isaiah Robinson had 22 carries for 140 yards and one touchdown.
“Overall, I thought we did everything we were supposed to,” Stump said. “We had like three or four penalties in the first half that we did ourselves. We have to fix that. Everyone did their job tonight and we were able to score on offense.”
Now, The Eagles will turn their attention to Channelview.
“We will be back out here Friday night,” Stump said. “Our team has the ability to come out and play a good game each time we come out onto the field.
The mindset is a six-game season now,” he added. “We have to be healthy and prepare for our opponent. Rather than looking at it as a one and done deal we try to look at it for the long haul. We’re not going to take anyone lighting at all.”