Dawson jumps on Summer Creek 44-20

PEARLAND DAWSON — The Dawson Eagles used the first quarter to jump on the Summer Creek Bulldogs 17-0 and they used the momentum to claim a 44-20 non-district win to improve to 2-0 for the 2019 season.

"We are trying to do things the right way, and so far, it is paying off," said Dawson head coach Mike Allison.

Allison began the season knowing his team was young and inexperienced in some areas, but believed that their talent would take over when the season started.

So far, the Eagles are proving Allison's faith in his team as they are maturing and excelling early and that is something that brings a smile to him and his coaching staff.

Allison's smile came early against Summer Creek as his team scored on their opening possession after forcing the Bulldogs to punt after three plays.

It didn't take the Eagles long to get on the scoreboard as quarterback Myles Kitt-Denton pitched the ball back to wide receiver Blake Smith on a flea-flicker. Smith lofted a pass to Alex Boudreaux who was behind the Summer Creek secondary resulting in a 76-yard scoring bomb. Carter Brown hit the PAT and Dawson was up 7-0 with 9:27 left in the opening quarter.

The Eagles quickly got the ball back following the ensuing kickoff to Summer Creek as Blake Smith, who also plays on defense, intercepted a Bulldog pass giving the Eagles the ball on the 49.

It took only six-plays for Dawson to score as Kitt-Denton dropped back and hit Smith at the 36 and the speedster did the rest for a 44-yard scoring strike. Brown hit the PAT and the score is 14-0 with 4:30 left in the first quarter

After another three-and-out for the Bulldogs, the Eagles got the ball back on their own 40.

Dawson drove to the Summer Creek 28 and then settled for a school-record 45-yard field goal by Brown to increase the margin to 17-0 with 2:00 minutes left in the first period.

The Eagles increased the score to 24-0 when Hayden Curry scored on a 9-yard pass from Kitt-Denton with 10:44 remaining in the second quarter.

Dawson continued to stretch the lead when they blocked a Summer Creek punt and Jeremy Kolakowski scooped up the ball for a 6-yard score for a 31-0 lead.

Summer Creek would finally get some offense going on their fourth possession in the second quarter scoring on 3-yard run with 1:26 left to cut the lead to 31-7 at intermission.

The Eagles added a pair of touchdowns in the third period when Kitt-Denton got loose on a crowd-pleasing 66-yard scoring jaunt and a Kitt-Denton 34-yard scoring strike to Boudreaux to make the score 44-13.

Summer scored two touchdowns in the second half to make the final score 44-20.

The Eagles will travel to Dickinson to take on the Gators at Sam Vitanza Stadium on Friday, September 13 at 7:00 p.m.