Summer Creek powers past Dawson 33-14

PEARLAND — The Dawson Eagles were hoping to get some sweet revenge after falling to the Summer Creek Bulldogs 47-34 last season, but it just wasn't meant to be.

Summer Creek didn't make the playoffs last season, but they have a much improved football team and proved they are going to be a team to be reckoned with this season.

The Bulldogs have a strong weapon in 6-4, 245-pound quarterback John Holcombe who dominated the Eagles on offense.

But he had plenty of help as he got strong support in the passing department from wide receivers Deon Cormier and Jamison Frazier. Running back Trey Johnson was also instrumental in the victory for the Bulldogs.

It was all Summer Creek in the first half as they controlled both sides of the ball.

The Bulldogs moved the ball without too much resistance on offense while holding the Eagles to very few yards when they had the ball.

Dawson got only one first down in the first quarter and two in the second period as Summer Creek built a 17-0 halftime lead.

Holcombe scored the first touchdown for the Bulldogs with 7:31 left in the opening quarter on a 2-yard keeper making the score 7-0. The signal-caller was hard to bring down when he carried the ball and in clutch passing situations he hit Cormier and Johnson who found ways to get open.

Summer Creek scored again at the 4:15 mark of the first stanza when Craig Myron booted a 10-yard field goal to increase the lead to 10-0.

The lead became 17-0 at the 7:49 mark in the second quarter when Holcombe found Trey Johnson open on a sideline route that resulted in a 28-yard scoring strike.

Holcombe led the Bulldogs to the first score of the second half as he found Johnson open again on a 29-yard scoring pass with 4:22 left in the third quarter to bump the lead to 24-0.

With 3:54 left in the third, Dawson finally got on the scoreboard when Darrius Smith skirted the left side for a 2-yard score to cut the lead to 24-8 after a two-point conversion.

But it only took a little over a minute for Holcombe to drive the nail in the coffin when he lofted a 51-yard bomb that found Comier behind the Dawson defenders making the score 31-7 with 2:26 left in the third.

Midway in the fourth quarter and Dawson inside their own 15 facing a punting situation. The snap went over the head of the punter and Summer Creek scored on a safety to make the score 33-7.

The Eagles scored again, this time on the final play of the game as Caleb Eaton found a hole in the Summer Creek defensive and rushed for a 67-yard touchdown on the final play of the game. The two-point try was not good and with no time left on the clock, the Bulldogs celebrated the 33-14 non-district win.

Dawson (1-1) will travel to Pasadena Memorial Stadium to face the Dobie Longhorns (0-2) on Thursday, September 21 at 7:00 p.m.