Pearland rolls past Sam Rayburn 62-0

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For the second straight week, junior running back JaColbie Butler scored the first time he touched the ball on Pearland’s first possession of the game.

When Pearland faced Pasadena, the little scooter scored on a 65-yard scoring dash on his first carry.

Agasint Sam Rayburn, the speedster juked and dodged would-be tacklers until he found an open alley and then he turned on the jets for a Homecoming crowd pleasing 70-yard scoring jaunt giving the Oilers a quick 7-0 lead with only 16 seconds gone in the game.

However, Butler, who scored three times against Pasadena on runs of 65, 46, and 28 yards, has found a liking to his recent success. So he added four scores to his resume as he scored on runs of 70, 12, 69, and 3-yards — all in the first quarter giving the Oilers a 28-0 commanding lead over the over-matched Texans.

Butler finished the game with only five carries for 178 yards and four scores in leading the Oilers to a lopsided 62-0 District 22-5A win.

On the other side of the ball, the sterling Pearland defense was equally impressive as the Texans finished with only 37 total yards including 25 yards rushing on 38 attempts and 1-of-3 passing for 12 yards.

The Pearland defense recovered one fumble and the Texans never crossed the midfield stripe during the entire course of the game.

Pearland scored at will while head coach Tony Heath substituted early and often allowing the entire team to participate in the win.

The Oilers added two more scores in the second quarter when Ryan Diaz swept around left end for a nifty 26-yard scoring run.

After the Pearland defense forced another punt, Conner Chidester decided to get in on the scoring parade as he gathered in a punt at his own 28, made some nifty moves to find some blocking and then used his speed to go the distance to complete the 72-yard touchdown giving Pearland a 42-0 halftime lead.

With 6:34 left in the third quarter, Jacolby Lewis got around the left side of the Oiler offensive line and then outraced the Texans to
the goal line on a 47-yard scoring dash for a 49-0 advantage.

Zach Boegler took the ball on Pearland’s next possession, slivered through the right side of the Pearland offensive line and
then used a burst of speed to race to the end zone for another score.

The PAT was no good leaving the Oilers ahead 55-0.

Pearland put their final points on the board as a result of a Sam Rayburn fumble at their own five-yard line. Two plays later, Robert
Singleton scored on a 2-yard plunge and Nicholas Keller booted his seventh PAT of the game to post the 62-0 final score.

The Oilers improve to 5-0 overall and 2-0 in district sharing the league lead with Manvel (4-1, 2-0) who beat Alvin 37-13 in their
district showdown between the neighboring communities.

Pearland piled up 426 total yards while the Texans finished with 37 total yards.

QB Kalen Johnson hit 7-of-10 passing for 92 yards. Boegler finished with three carries for 60 yards and one score. Lewis had one tote for 47 yards and a TD. Diaz had one carry for 26 yards and a score. Singleton had a lone carry for a TD.

Lewis led all receivers with two grabs for 45 yards while Diaz had two catches for 23 yards.

Pearland never punted in the game while Sam Rayburn was forced to punt nine times.

While Pearland’s offense has had control of that side of the ball, there must be equal praise for the defense.

In five games, Pearland has allowed only 362 total yards in five games and 28 total first downs while the offense, in comparison, has
gained 1,967 yards and 105 first downs.

The Oilers have outscored their opponents 265 (53 ppg) to 9 halfway through the season.

Pearland will travel to face Alvin (1-4) on Friday, October 11 at Alvin Memorial Stadium at 7:00 p.m. Alvin has won one game, a 22-5
contest, over Sam Rayburn (44-0). The Yellowjackets have lost to Friendswood (36-14), Klein Forest (27-11), Brazoswood (49-21), and
Manvel (37-13).

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