Pearland bombs Pasadena Memorial 59-8

PEARLAND — Competing in District 22-6A is as lopsided as it gets and the Pearland Oilers have steamrolled the five Pasadena ISD schools this year in embarrassing fashion.

The Oilers beat Pasadena Memorial 59-8 and the Mavericks were the only school from Pasadena ISD that scored on the Pearland defense all season. The Oilers outscored all five schools 286-to-8 with four shutouts. The Oilers are averaging 46.4 points per game through nine games this season.

Getting a win is certainly the object of the game, but head coach Tony Heath also would like to get some resistance in helping the Oilers prepare for the playoffs. The only game that the Oilers were tested was from cross-town cousin Dawson who took Pearland to overtime losing only on a missed PAT 28-27.

Otherwise, the only real test will come on Friday, November 6 at Alvin Memorial Stadium at 7:00 p.m. when the Oilers (9-0, 7-0) will face the Manvel Mavericks (7-1, 6-0) for the District 22-6A crown.

But as Pearland head coach Tony Heath has said in the past, "It is what it is."

The Oilers were in control the entire game and built up a 38-0 halftime lead without much struggle.

RB Ronald Adams was the first to score on a 5-yard run with 7:31 left in the opening period. Cody Bernstein added one of his seven PATs in the game to make the score 7-0.

A few minutes later, QB Jacob Whitehead scored on a 12-yard keeper to increase the lead to 14-0.

RB Chase Foster caught a 4-yard scoring toss from QB Connor Blumrick to go up 21-0.

WR Jake Orlando hauled in a 30-yard pass from Blumrick for a 28-0 lead.

RB Davier Pinkston scored on a 1-yard dive and Bernstein added a 34-yard field goal to complete the 38-0 halftime scoring.

Pearland scored early in the third quarter as Brady Basso took a pass from Whitehead and turned it into a 69-yard touchdown.

Sophomore RB Evan Burgess found the end zone on a 5-yard run in the third and again in the fourth period on a 2-yard plunge giving Pearland 59 points for the game.

The Mavericks managed to score on a safety in the third period and a 21-yard run in the fourth to put up the only points on the scoreboard by a Pasadena ISD team in 2015.

Blumrick was perfect passing hitting 13-of-13 for 164 yards and two score while Whitehead was 8-10 for 182 yards and one TD.

Burgess led all ball carriers with 139 yards on 11 carries for two scores.

Pearland had nine players carry the ball for 272 total yards.

Basso led all receivers with two catches for 114 yards and one score.

The Oilers had 11 players to catch passes for 346 total yards.

All total, Heath had 20 different players touch the football for 618 total yards and making sure that it was a complete team effort and not just trying to run up the score.

Pearland has an open date this Friday and will have time to set a game plan for the regular season finale against the Manvel Mavericks.