Summer Creek spoils Dobie’s district debut with 38-13 decision
With a chance to surpass its entire win total for all of last year, Dobie was forced to put that celebration on hold after Summer Creek belted the Longhorns 38-13 in a 22-6A game at rainy Veterans Memorial Stadium Saturday night.
Killing the Longhorns were the half-dozen Dobie fumbles that landed in the arms of Bulldog defenders, leading directly to 24 Summer Creek points.
Summer Creek sophomore quarterback Bryan Bush picked up where he left off last week against Memorial. Bush threw for two touchdowns and went for a 34-yard scamper all in the first half as the Bulldogs enjoyed a 24-0 intermission lead.
Now in two appearances at Pasadena’s stadium, Bush, just in the first half, has already compiled three rushing touchdowns and thrown for five TDs.
Thank goodness, the kid, who may already have 22-6A’s Newcomer of the Year Award locked up, doesn’t return to Veterans Memorial Stadium again until Nov. 3.
Dobie was staring at a 21-0 deficit after one quarter as Bush hit Jamison Frazier with his first touchdown pass of the night, a nine-yard toss that finished off a 10-play drive.
Two possessions later, Drevion Grant ran a post route and he and Bush turned it into a 63-yard scoring strike with 1:55 left in the opening stanza.
A 14-0 deficit after one was bad enough, but Dobie’s second coughed-up ball led to a 21-0 deficit. Only 44 yards from the end zone, the visitors chewed it up in four plays. Bush’s 34-yard run arrived with 37 seconds left.
After a 22-yard field goal by Bulldog placekicker Raul Lejarza, Dobie fans were sensing a shift in the momentum winds.
Dobie owned a 17-3 advantage in offensive plays since the arrival of the second half to go with a touchdown from Dobie sophomore Darius Hale, who finished with 124 yards on 13 carries, the majority of that coming in the second half.
But Hale, who was looking good in the second possession, lost the handle on the football as he tried to get Dobie within 30 yards of the end zone and Summer Creek’s Kanen Dumas recovered.
So much for the momentum. The Bulldogs turned right around and went on a 74-yard scoring drive that needed eight plays. It was finished off by a Bush 14-yard run.
Two possessions later, after another Dobie fumble, the Bulldogs used an Andre Holliday one-yard run to end the scoring.
Dobie scored its second TD in the final minute on a Noah Roman to Jeremiah Ballard 29-yard touchdown pass.
Dobie won the rushing game by a 234-160 margin, but the Bulldogs enjoyed a 175-68 edge in the passing game.
Kris Morris complimented Hale’s efforts by rushing for 83 yards.