Pearland thumps Pasadena Dobie 49-9

PEARLAND — As expected, the Pearland Oilers dominated the Pasadena Dobie Longhorns in all phases to post a 49-9 win in the District 22-6A opener for both teams.

Senior running back JaColbie Butler continued his early season scoring barrage by adding four more touchdowns giving him a total of 12 after only three games. He scored a total of 15 all last season.

Butler is beginning to have the same characteristics as some of the other outstanding ball carriers that Pearland has enjoyed watching. Because of his speed and elusiveness, Pearland fans know that it is just a matter of time before Butler slithers through a hole and launches himself on a cross-country scoring run.

Of course, the Pearland offensive line is responsible for creating huge holes and Butler is quick to give them their appropriate praise.

“I can’t thank my line enough for what they do for me, and the wide receivers as well," Butler said.

There never was any question as to the outcome of the game as it was just a matter of how many touchdowns the Oilers wanted to score.

Butler opened up the scoring when he broke free on a 40-yard scoring jaunt with 7:56 left in the first quarter. Nicholas Keller booted one of his four PATs through the uprights for a 7-0 lead.

Pearland began their next possession deep in their own territory. A bad snap over the head of QB Jacob Whitehead landed in the end zone and Whitehead tossed the ball out of play giving Dobie a safety leaving the score 7-2 with 3:31 left in the opening period.

The Oilers got their next score with 11:15 remaining in the second quarter when Butler scored on a 12-yard scamper for a 14-2 lead.

Pearland struck again when Blumrick hit Daniel Petty on an 18-yard crossing pattern for another touchdown with 9:27 left in the second quarter making the score 21-2.

Less than a minute later at the 8:37 mark, Blumrick found tight end Ryan Deshotel wide open for a 62-yard catch and scoring run. However, the play was nullified due to a lineman down field penalty.

As the first half was coming to an end, Blumrick hit Butler on a sideline pattern for a 27-yard scoring toss giving the Oilers a solid 28-2 lead at intermission.

Pearland scored on their first possession of the second half as they marched 78-yards on 11 plays capped off by an 11-yard scoring pass from Blumrick to Ryan Diaz for a 35-2 advantage.

Dobie scored their lone touchdown when Chris Washington burst through a big hole up the middle for a 25-yard touchdown cutting the lead to 35-9.

Butler added his fourth score of the game with 10:05 left in the final period and running back Eric Boudreaux scored on a 14-yard run to close out the scoring giving Pearland the 49-9 victory to improve to 3-0 on the season.

"We competed very well," head coach Tony Heath said. "The defense played solid and we got some kids in the game to see who can contribute this year. We have a long way to go and we need more depth.n

Pearland finished with 357 total yards while Dobie had 291 yards.

Butler was the game's leading rusher with 150 yards on 16 carries for three TDs. He also had 50 yards on three catches for a score,
Chase Foster had 10 totes for 30 yards and Boudreaux had four carries for 25 yards and one TD.

Blumrick was 11-of-20 for 147 yards and three scores.

Diaz had two catches for 33 yards and a TD. Jonathon Sam had two grabs for 23 yards. Petty had a touchdown for 18 yards and one TD.

Pearland will host the Pasadena Eagles on Friday, September 19 at The Rig at 7:00 p.m.