Pearland routs Pasadena 64-0


PEARLAND — It came as no surprise that the Pearland Oilers would completely dominate their District 22-6A contest against the Pasadena Eagles.

The Eagles lost their second straight district game and have been outscored 126-0 after dropping their league opener to Pasadena Memorial 62-0.

For Pearland, it was just a matter of getting the win and playing as many players as possible while avoiding any cheap injuries to the starters.

Pearland head coach Tony Heath has always tried to be sensitive to the situation and to take the foot off the gas at just the right time knowing that the opponent is giving their best effort.

The Oilers played most of the night in Pasadena territory and they scored early and often to improve to 4-0 overall and 2-0 in district competition.

While the game was a lopsided victory for the Oilers, Heath still wants to see the team mature whether they are playing a strong opponent or not.

“It was a big win, but for us to hit the goals we want to hit and strive for, we’ve got to become a more mature team,” Heath said. “We need to be accountable to our actions each and every day.

“Somewhere, we’ve got to get a little more senior leadership. The kids have to be accountable.”

Heath was referring to losing two fumbles and getting eight penalties for 60 yards during the course of the game.

Heath has always preached taking care of the little things that will help them take care of the big things. It is paying attention to the details that will take Pearland far this season.

The Oilers are 4-0 overall and 2-0 in district.

Pearland scored on their second possession of the game when junior RB Davier Pinkston found a huge hole and sprinted 51-yards for the first Pearland touchdown. He also got the call on the two-point conversion for an 8-0 lead with 6:41 left in the first quarter.

The Oilers added two more scores in the first as Chase Foster scored on a 2-yard run and Cody Williams caught a short pass from Connor Blumrick and turned it into a sizzling 39-yard score for a 22-0 advantage.

It was more of the same in the second quarter ad the Oilers tacked on two more scores with Brady Basso hauling in a 59-yard scoring bomb from Blumrick and Isaiah Chaney snagging a 7-yard aerial from Blumrick for a 36-0 lead at intermission.

Pearland scored four more times in the second half as Foster scored on a 9-yard run and Ronald Adams scored three times on runs of 6, 37, and 10 yards with the last coming at the 5:22 mark of the fourth quarter to post the 64-0 final score.

The Oilers piled up 502 total yards on offense while the defense held the Eagles to only 69 total yards. Pasadena was 0-for-8 passing with one interception by Zane Gonzales.

Blumrick led the passing attack hitting 6-of-10 for 131 yards and three TDs while Whitehead was 6-of-9 for 62 yards.

Adams led all ball carriers with 11 carries for 143 yards and three TDs. Foster had 10 totes for 76 yards and two scores. Pinkston had two carries for 60 yards and one TD.

Williams led the receivers with four grabs for 71 yards and one TD. Basso had one catch for 59 yards and a score. Isiah Chaney had three catches for 34 yards and a TD. Jonathan White had two grabs for 22 yards.

Pearland will host the South Houston Trojans for Homecoming on Friday, September 25 at 7:00 p.m. at The Rig.