Dawson rolls over Sam Rayburn 63-14


PEARLAND — They started a little slow, but eventually the Dawson Eagles turned into a steamroller to mash the Sam Rayburn Texans 63-14 for a Homecoming victory.

Give credit to an outmanned Sam Rayburn team for holding the Eagles to only a 7-0 first quarter lead and 28-7 at halftime.

The Texans are in a winless drought as they dropped their 21st straight game to the Eagles.

The last win recorded by Sam Rayburn was on September 21, 2013 when they upended Houston Northbrook 34-21. Since that time, they are 0-21 and the future doesn't look favorable that their losing streak will come to an end any time soon.

“We’re kind of banged up – we’re down three linebackers to ACL tears,” Rayburn head coach David Satcher said. “We’re just throwing everything we’ve got out there. The kids are playing their tails off.

“Coach Wells and his guys get on you in a hurry, and we couldn’t stop the steamroll. Our kids played a great game. I can’t fault our effort.”

The only score for Dawson came in the first quarter when Brailon Mouton hauled in a beautiful 36-yard pass from QB Zach Smith with 9:14 left. The PAT by Marek Biczynski was good for a 7-0 lead.

But Sam Rayburn's defensive effort stiffened and the Eagles didn't find paydirt again until 11:52 left in the second period when Saevion Johnson scored on a 4-yard run to make the score 14-0.

Rayburn followed Dawson's score with its best drive of the night, a 12-play, 75-yard march which pulled the Texans within 14-7 at 6:16 of the second quarter.

Josh Brown caught a 17-yard TD pass from QB Michael Perez on a great out pattern. Brown turned up the sideline and then dove over the goal line for the score to close the gap.

That would be a close as Rayburn would get as the Eagles added two more score before intermission for a 28-7 halftime advantage.

Smith scored one of his three touchdowns on a nifty 22-yard run and then Smith and Bouton hooked up for the second time in the game on a 17-yard scoring strike with 1:21 left in the first half.

It was all Dawson in the second half as Smith got untracked with two scoring runs of 66 and 49 yards to begin the third quarter.

Both times were on the first play on their first two possessions giving the Eagles quick 42-7 lead with 7:47 left in the third.

Rayburn turned the ball over and the Eagles scored 22 seconds later on a Smith to Drake Rainer scoring strike covering 22-yards and a 49-7 lead.

With 2:24 left in the third, Rainer took over the offensive controls and tossed a sensational 37-yard scoring pass to Christian Green covering 37-yards and a 56-7 advantage.

Dawson added one more score at the 4:37 mark of the fourth period for a 63-7 lead when Jacoby Carr scored on a 6-yard run.

But Rayburn still wasn't going to give up as Justin Jaramillo fielded the kickoff as his own 31, found a seam in the Dawson coverage, and raced 69-yards for the score to post the 63-14 final score.

Dawson's offense outgained the Texans 571 yards to 169 yards including 23 first downs.

Smith had his best game as the Eagles field general scoring three times on runs of 22, 66, and 49 yards. He was almost flawless hitting 9-of-10 passing for 151 yards and three TDs while picking up 180 yards rushing on nine carries and three more scores. Smith had 331 yards of total offense and six touchdowns.

Johnson had nine carries for 93 yards rushing and one score. Darrius Smith had three totes for 26 yards and Lance Charles had four carries for 25 yards.

Mouton had three grabs for 81 yards and two TDs. Rainer had five catches for 40 yards and one score. Kaleb White had one catch for 30 yards. Green had one grab for 37 yards and a score.

Dawson (3-1, 2-0) will face Pasadena Memorial on Saturday, September 26 at 6:00 p.m. at Pasadena Veterans Stadium.