Manvel romps past Waltrip 52-0


MANVEL — The final game of the regular season is in the books for Manvel as they ripped Waltrip 52-0 to close out the season with an 8-2 overall mark and now will advance to the post-season.

The district that Manvel is in certainly didn't do them any favor in preparing them for the playoffs as the only other team in 11-5A-II is Fort Bend Marshall who nipped the Mavs in their head-to-head contest 52-51 in overtime and is undefeated. Manvel's only other loss came at the hands of Crosby 49-47 which means only three points kept the Mavs from an undefeated regular season.

Now, the real season begins as Manvel will open up the bi-district playoffs on Thursday, November 15 at Freedom Field at 7:00 p.m. against Barbers Hill (7-3).

The one positive to be found in the weekly district blowout games is that head coach Kevin Hall was able to see a lot of backup players in action and to give them some experience.

Waltrip (3-7, 3-5) closed out their season tied for sixth in the district and won't see any further action this year.

Manvel scored early and often in the opening quarter to build a 28-0 lead.

The Mavs scored first on a 3-yard pass from Josh Coltrin to Eric Hebert making the score 7-0.

Garrison Johnson scored on a 34-yard run and Coltrin added a 1-yard keeper to up the lead to 21-0.

Manvel added one more score before the end of the period for the 28-0 advantage.

The Mavs score 10 points in the second quarter on a Garrison 15-yard dash and a 33-yard field goal by Luis Moreno for a 38-0 lead at intermission.

Manvel would only add two more touchdowns in the second half as Tucker Yarbrough tossed a 64-yard bomb to Hebert and the final score cam on a 59-yard run by Michael Chambers to post the 52-0 final score.

Coltrin was 6-of-8 passing for 81 yards and one score while Yarbrough was 8-of-12 passing for 164 yards and one TD.

Ladarius Owens led the ground attack with six carries for 63 yards while Johnson had three totes for 53 yards and two TDs.

Hebert led the receivers with four grabs for 88 yards and two scores while Justin Valenzuela had three catches for 49 yards and Jude Mayon had four grabs for 55 yards. Jalen Paxton had two catches for 55 yards.