Dawson thrashes Alief Hastings 52-0


PEARLAND DAWSON — It became apparent when Alief Hastings punted against a strong wind for only two yards on their opening possession that things weren't going to go well for the Bears against Dawson.

The Eagles' first possession of the game was at the Hastings 16 and it took only one play for senior running back Ja'Den Stewart to sweep left end for the score and a 7-0 lead following the PAT by Carter Brown with only a 1:22 gone in the game.

The second possession by the Bears resulted in a minus-4 yard punt with the Eagles setting up shop at the Hastings 19.

Once again, it took only one play for the Eagles to find the end zone as senior running back Torrence Burgess swept the right side for a 19-yard touchdown. Brown hit the PAT and Dawson had a 14-0 lead with 8:57 left in the first quarter.

Dawson forced a third straight three-and-out to start at the Hastings 16. This time it took the Eagles four plays to find paydirt as Stewart scored on a 7-yard run up the middle. Carter nailed the PAT and Dawson had a 21-0 with 5:10 still left in the opening frame.

The Eagles would finish the first half with two interceptions David Fisher and Jonah Ledet, a blocked punt, a safety and a 72-yard kickoff return by Burgess to build a 43-0 halftime lead. Carter Ostrom scored on the blocked punt and Burgess added an 11-yard run. Blake Smith also had an interception during the game.

Dawson substituted freely in the second half and recorded another safety while Robert Johnson scored on a 6-yard run to complete a 12-play, 74-yard scoring drive to post the 52-0 final score.

Kramer finished the game 5-of-12 passing for 74 yards with one interception.

Ruel Hampton led the ground attack with 15 carries for 116 yards. Burgess had six carries for 54-yards and two scores and Stewart had four totes for 42 yards and two TDs.

Stewart had two catches for 33 yards and Ryan Guillo had one catch for 29 yards.

Dawson (3-0) and Pearland (3-0) will face one another in the annual Bayway Chevrolet PearBowl on Friday, October 16 at Pearland ISD Stadium at 7:00 p.m. as both teams are undefeated entering the district showdown.