Manvel romps past Pasadena Memorial 65-10


MANVEL — The stage is set for Friday, November 6 at Alvin Memorial Stadium at 7:00 p.m. when the No. 7 state-ranked Manvel Mavericks (8-1, 7-0) will host the No. 8 state-ranked Pearland Oilers (9-0, 7-0) in a showdown for the District 22-6A championship.

The outcome has no bearing on the playoffs as both teams have already reserved their ticket in the post-season with the Oilers in Class 6A Region III Div. I and the Mavs in Class 6A Region III Div. II. Neither team will face one another in the playoffs so this game is simply for the district crown.

Manvel took care of business last week with a 65-10 thumping of the Pasadena Memorial Mavericks to enter the contest with the Oilers with a perfect record in league play while the Oilers are coming off an open date.

It was business as usual as the Mavericks totally dominated Memorial and head coach Kirk Martin saw all of his troops get in on the action.

Manvel outscored the five Pasadena ISD schools 333 to 31 this season. The teams in that district really don't prepare a team for the playoffs, but the Mavs did play a tough non-district schedule against Spring Westfield and North Shore. The only loss for the season was against Westfield 29-26 while pulling out a last-minute victory over North Shore 43-40.

The Mavs beat district cousin Alvin 73-7 and took care of Dawson 49-31 to set up the showdown with Pearland.

D'Vaughn Pennamon led the charge in the game against Memorial with three touchdowns in the lopsided win. Pennamon scored on a 7-yard pass from QB D'Eriq King and crossed the goal line on runs of 3 and 5 yards.

Manvel outscored Memorial 45-3 in the first half and then took the second half 20-7 to post the 65-10 final score.

King also threw touchdown passes to Keylon Stokes for 10 yards and tossed a 4-yarder to Sean Dykes.

Stokes caught another touchdown pass from the arm of backup QB Kyle Trask covering 87-yards.

Others getting in on the scoring parade included Trent Serrato who scored on a 79-yard pass interception.

Brandon McCarty scored on a 9-yard run while Trask added a 7-yard scoring run.

Enis Sefa booted a 27-yard field goal at the end of the first half.

The Mavericks finished with 526 total yards while holding Memorial to only 169 total yards including 27 passing.

King was 11-of-14 passing for 196 yards and three TDs while rushing for 60 yards on three carries.

Trask was 3-for-3 for 139 yards and one TD.

Pennamon had six carries for 96 yards and two touchdowns while catching two passes for 17 yards and one score.

Stokes had four grabs for 137 yards and two TDs with Hunter Hagdorn catching three passes for 92 yards. Dykes had four grabs for 47 yards and one touchdown. Jalen Preston had one reception for 40 yards.