BCA wins; Crosby, Anahuac and Dayton fall

Things didn’t start off as well as Barbers Hill head football coach Tom Westerberg would have hoped.

The Eagles opened the season the same way they did last year, with a 35-10 loss Friday at Magnolia. 

“We didn’t play as well in the opener like we could have and we did that last year; we don’t match up really well,” Westerberg said. “That’s what preseason games are for: To help figure out where you are as a team. No excuses to it, we have to play a whole lot better.”

Garret Hagler scored on a 21-yard yard run to account for the Eagles’ first touchdown of the season.

When it comes to narrowing the scope of where the team needs to improve Westerberg said, “everything.”

The quarterback battle between Christian Kaopua and Connor Dunham didn’t allow for any decisions for Westerberg on who the starter should be.

“I don’t know if one played better than the other,” Westerberg said. “When you lose and your team doesn’t play well, there aren’t a lot of shining lights.”

Barbers Hill hosts Montgomery (1-0) 7 p.m. Friday.

New Caney pulls away from Crosby

A lot of near misses and an injury at quarterback leading up to Friday’s home opener against New Caney doomed the Crosby Cougars.

New Caney pulled away in a 28-8 victory at Crosby and handed new Cougars head coach Jerry Prieto a disappointing loss..

“We started out really slow,” Prieto said. “We wanted to take advantage of some opportunities offensively early in the game, but we couldn’t. Offensively, we are really close, but we didn’t execute and that’s why we ended with eight points instead of 28 and 35.”

Prieto noted his offense couldn’t connect on a handful of potential scoring plays where receivers were left wide open.

Emonte Wilson did haul in a 77-yard catch and run score on a pass from junior Deniquez Dunn.

Dunn stepped in for James Woodruff who injured his knee in the team’s scrimmage against Splendora the previous week.

Wilson finished with four catches for 145 yards while Dunn went 8-for-26 for 153 and two picks to go along with his scoring pass.

Dunn did a heck of a job with that little time preparing,” Prieto said. “We are going to make corrections and move forward.”

Crosby travels for a 7 p.m. Thursday contest at Manvel.

Anahuac fails late in loss

Despite a plethora of turnovers, the Anahuac Panthers were in position to win their opener at Tarkington.

Trailing 33-28 in the third quarter and driving, the Panthers committed the first of four second half turnovers – and seven total – to ultimately lose 53-28 in head coach Greg Neece’s first game at Anahuac.

“They had the best player on the field, but we helped them out a lot,” Neece said. “They were coached better and better prepared in a lot of areas. We are still trying to find kids and put them in the right spots. The kids were hurting after the game and that showed me something right there: They don’t like losing.”

Anahuac trailed 33-14 at halftime and rallied behind a long interception return that led to one of quarterback Foster Kreuzer’s two touchdown runs. He also ran back the game’s opening kickoff for a touchdown.

Landyn Fanus led the Anahuac offense with 189 yards rushing on 17 carries with a 65-yard touchdown run.

Neece said two potential touchdowns were missed on an open field fumble and a questionable call on a pass in the end zone on fourth down.

Anahuac travels to Edna 7:30 Friday.

BCA 42, Haslet 34

The defending TAPPS Division III six-man football champions continued their winning ways against the TCAF titlists, Haslet Community Christian Saturday in Houston with a 42-34 win at Emery Weiner High School.

Jelan Dowde scored the winning touchdown on 25-yard run with less than two remaining. He also added another rushing touchdown in the first half. 

Colton Anderson scored twice on the ground, Jakob Wheatfall scored on a kickoff return and a receving strike from Kyron Pitre. Aden Lambeth scored on another run. 

“They were tough and huge,” BCA head coach Jeromey Anderson said. “They were a bigger team than I thought they’d be. It was playoff football without a doubt.”

BCA travels to Brazosport Christian 7 p.m. Friday.

Friendswood 42, Dayton 0

It was not the way the Dayton Broncos wanted to kickoff the 2019 season. Falling behind big in the first half it was the Friendswood Mustangs grabbing a 42-0 win on Friday night at Henry Winston Stadium. 

After falling behind by 39 at the half, Dayton held the Mustangs to three points in the second half and drove to the Friendswood five-yard line midway through the fourth quarter before a fumble ended the best Broncos drive of the night. 

Leading the way for Dayton on offense was running back Darius Zenon who rushed for a game high 72-yards on 14-carries. Quarterback Christian Olige added 20-yards on the ground. 

The Broncos will travel to Galena Park at 7 p.m. Friday.

- Jerry Michalsky






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