Dawson wins shootout with Magnolia West 61-50

PEARLAND — Dawson traveled to face the Magnolia West Mustangs and had to wait a couple of hours for the lightening to clear out of the area before kickoff. Little did any realize that the real lightening show was fixing to take place between these two teams.

If you wanted to see a real offensive show, then this game produced all the fireworks that an offensive fan could have dreamed of and more. One would need a calculator to keep up with all the numbers.

On the Dawson side, the Eagles totaled 804 total yards including 478 yards on the ground and 326 yards in the air.

Magnolia West put up 579 total yards including 242 on the ground and 337 through the air ways.

And there was plenty of scoring to keep even the most passive football fan fascinated.

Dawson led after the first quarter 13-7. The Eagles added 15 more points in the second period, but Magnolia West score 20 to trail 28-27 at intermission.

Dawson took the third quarter 14-13 and then put the game away in the final eight minutes 19-10 to post the 61-50 final score.

To put the game in perspective, one needs to just look at the individual performances.

Dawson quarterback Vance Galloway had some eye-popping numbers as he was 20-of-32 passing for 326 yards and five touchdowns. He was also just as productive on the ground as he rushed 25 times for 221 yards and two more scores.

Running back Saevion Johnson complimented Galloway with 21 carries for 210 yards and two TDs.

The passing attack was well-balanced as Cameron Wilson had six catches for 71 yards; Kaleb White had five grabs for 71 yards and two TDs; Tavonte Moody had four catches for 88 yards and one score; Brandon Guzman had a pair of receptions for 49 yards and a score; Drake Rainer had two grabs for 30 yards and one TD; and Derry Ruth had a catch for 17 yards.

Both teams totaled 1,383 yards and 111 points. Dawson threw on interception and Magnolia West lost one fumble. Dawson finished with 32 first downs  to 22 for Magnolia West. The Eagles were penalized 12 times for 100 yards and the Mustangs had seven penalties for 55 yards.

Each team is 1-1 on the season. Dawson will host  the Alvin Yellowjackets on Friday, September 12 at 7:00 p.m. at The Rig in the District 22-6A opener for both teams.