Dawson comes up short against Dickinson 34-6

PEARLAND — The Dickinson Gators proved to be too much for a young Dawson Eagle team who lost their first game of the season.

The Gators dominated both sides of the ball as the Dawson offense struggled against the much bigger and faster Gators and the numbers were lopsided as Dickinson outgained Dawson 520 to 133 with 318 on the ground for Dickinson while the Eagles managed only 74 yards.

Dickinson scored on their first two possessions of the game as Mike Welch scored on a 2-yard plunge and Jordan Green scored on a 4-yard sweep with 6:41 left in the opening period for a 14-0 lead.

The Gators added another score in the second quarter when Welch hit Darryl Harris on a 28-yard scoring pass with 6:04 left in the first half for a 21-0 advantage.

Dickinson added two more scores after intermission when Welch scored on a 10-yard keeper and Harris caught another bullet from Welch covering 44-yards with 5:18 left in the third to push the lead to 34-0.

While Dawson was struggling on both sides of the ball, the Eagles didn't quit as they did find the end zone with 4:25 left in the third when Bobby Wooden burst through the middle of the Dickinson defense to score on a 43-yard jaunt. The PAT was no good leaving the score at 34-6.

Neither team scored in the final period.

"We played a very good football team," said Dawson head coach Mike Allison. "I was proud that our kids didn't give up and they kept working to get better. We'll learn from this as we get ready to start district competition."

Dawson is off this coming week, but will be ready to open up District 23-6A action against Strake Jesuit at Clay Stadium on Friday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m.