North Shore runs past Dawson 38-7


PEARLAND DAWSON — As each season begins, Dawson head coach Mike Allison gives his players a set of goals for them to strive to achieve.

As crazy as 2020 has been for everyone, he still saw many of the goals he set for his team come to fruition.

One of the first goals was to have a winning season. Mission accomplished -- finished the regular season with a perfect 9-0 mark.

Another goal was to repeat as District 23-6A champions. That too was fulfilled as the Eagles won their second consecutive league crown.

Another goal was to make the post-season which they did that included a solid playoff win over Dickinson.

Another goal was to go as deep as possible in the playoffs. Unfortunately, Dawson had to face, for the second straight year, the defending Class 6A Div. I state champions in the North Shore Mustangs.

Unfortunately, the Eagles season came to an end with a 38-7 loss to a very good team.

Coach Allison assessed the loss that Dawson suffered last year to North Shore this way.

"You know…coach (Jon) Kay and his staff do a great job,” Dawson head coach Mike Allison said. “They have some phenomenal athletes and football players.

“But I wouldn’t want to go to battle with any other kids than this family we have right here. The things they have done this year have just amazed me.”

Those words still ring true at the end of this season as well.

Allison has been at the helm of the Eagles football program for three years and he has registered a sparkling 26-8 record with a pair of district titles.

North Shore built a 24-0 halftime lead and then added 14 points in the third quarter for their 38 points.

Dawson never gave up and the Eagles finally scored on a 4-yard run by senior RB Ja'Den Stewart. Carter Brown added the PAT and the final score was posted 38-7 with 2:36 left to go in the game.

Dawson had 15 first downs, 157 yards rushing and 82 yards passing.

Dawson finished the 2020 season with a 10-1 overall record.