Dawson blanks Dobie 38-0


PEARLAND — Every head coach dreams of his team starting out fast, building a comfortable lead, and then cruising the rest of the game so that multiple players can get in the game and get some experience.

There is no question that Dawson head coach Eric Wells and his staff would like to see that happen, but all too often, it doesn't quite work out that way.

However, when Dawson faced the Dobie Longhorns and former Pearland offensive coordinator Mike Norman's team, the dream became a reality as the Eagles flew to an early 28-0 first quarter advantage and then coasted to a 38-0 final score to improve their overall record to 2-1.

On Dawson's first possession of the game and facing fourth-and-seven from the Dobie 40, Dawson quarterback Patrick Kramer hooked up with wide receiver Mason Pierce for a 40-yard scoring strike to jump out to a quick 7-0 lead at the 9:25 mark of the opening quarter.

Just a little over three minutes later, Dawson struck again, this time it would be defensive end Isaiah Chance picking off a Dobie pass and returning it 65-yards for a touchdown making the score 14-0 following the PAT by Claire Jeffries at the 6:54 mark of the first period.

Dawson struck again five minutes later when they got the ball at mid-field after a 6-yard Dobie punt. Running back Darrius Smith scored on a 7-yard run making the score 21-0 that also featured a 31-yard scamper by the Arizona commit setting up the short TD run with 2:57 on the clock.

The swarming Eagle defense forced a three-and-out as Dawson scored in only two plays capped off by a 37-yard Kramer to Pierce touchdown pass making the score 28-0 with 50 seconds remaining in the first quarter.

"We played well in all three phases," Wells said. "It was nice to see, especially with the short week and a pretty simple game plan.

"It was also nice to have film and a scouting report. It makes a difference. I was really, really proud of the way our defense played. They were relentless, flying to the ball.

"I thought Isaiah's pick was going to give us good field position, but he refused to go down, and the next thing you know we're kicking an extra point."

Dawson scored again on their first possession of the second quarter as Perry Smith booted a 38-yard field goal with 8:54 left making the score 31-0 which stood up at intermission.

The Eagles added one more score in the second half as Wells substituted freely giving other players some playing experience.

With 10:43 left in the game, Dawson scored its final touchdown when Kramer connected with Pierce again, this time on a 30-yard scoring strike making the final 38-0.

Kramer completed 13 of 19 passes for 197 yards and three touchdowns, all to Pierce, who had nine receptions for 140 yards.

Dawson finished the game with 348 yards total offense while limiting Dobie to 184.

The Eagles will be off this week before opening District 23-6A play against George Ranch on Thursday, October 5 at Traylor Stadium at 7:00 p.m.