When the dust had settled at Pasadena Veterans Stadium, the final score on the scoreboard had Dawson beating the Sam Rayburn Texans 70-0. The score was quickly turned off when the final seconds ticked off the scoreboard. But there was not doubt as to who won the game.
The entire game was played on Sam Rayburn’s side of the field. The fans were waiting to see if the Texans could just cross the 50-yard line and that only happened twice in the fourth quarter.
Sam Rayburn crossed the 50 with 5:22 left in the game via a penalty and once on a running play, but they were placed back on their own 44 following a 15-yard personal foul penalty. They never made it past the Dawson 40.
On the other hand, the Eagles completely had their was with the Texans and scored every time they had the ball. Meanwhile, Sam Rayburn had to punt each time they had the ball.
Every team so far this season has designed their defense to stop senior running back Brett Winnegan who entered the season as the top ball carrier in 6A. So far, four teams have prevented Winnegan from gaining over 100 yards in a game. Winnegan was held to only 41 yards on seven carries and no score.
However, four teams have not been able to figure out how to stop the rest of the Dawson offense, particularly quarterback Vance Galloway who had another banner performance.
Galloway took advantage of Sam Rayburn’s poor pass coverage and used the speed of his receivers to burn the Texans secondary for two scores. Galloway was 11-of-14 for 239 yards and two TDs.
Galloway connected with Brailon Mouton for a 13-yard scoring strike and hit Isaiah Guillory on a 31-yard touchdown.
When the receivers were covered, Galloway used his feet to do the rest of the damage as he scored on runs covering 16, 5, and 9 yards.
But the Eagles had plenty of other weapons as Matt Kelso gathered in a 41-yard scoring pass from back-up quarterback Zach Smith to put Dawson on the scoreboard at 7-0 in the opening period.
Saevion Johnson scored twice on two runs covering 16 and 65 yards.
Gary Scott closed out the final scoring on a 5-yard burst with 4:14 left in the third quarter.
There were five different ball carriers and six different receivers that made an impact for the Eagles.
Dawson finished with 25 first downs and 583 total yards while Sam Rayburn had only seven first downs and 98 total yards.
The Eagles (3-1) will host Pasadena Memorial on Friday, September 26 at The Rig at 7:00 p.m.