The No. 3 area-ranked Pearland Oilers improved to 7-0 on the season and 5-0 in District 22-6A by beating the Alvin Yellowjackets 65-20. The win locks up Pearland’s 15th straight spot in the post-season. With three district games remaining, Pearland is headed for a showdown with undefeated Manvel (6-0, 4-0) that will probably determine the league champion.
Pearland has to still face Sam Rayburn, Pasadena Memorial, and Manvel to wrap up the regular season schedule before the real season begins in the playoffs. The Oilers have their sights set on making another deep run for a state championship berth.
Alvin was no match for the Oilers as the Yellowjackets fall to 3-3 overall and 2-2 in district. The Yellowjackets still have an outside chance to make the playoffs as they have four league games left. They have Manvel, Dobie, Pasadena, and South Houston remaining on their schedule. Their game with Dobie may decide whether their season continues or ends.
The Jackets actually got on the scoreboard first when they scored on their first possession of the game. Jerry Dickens caught an 8-yard pass from Andrew Silguero with 9:34 left in the opening quarter for a 7-0 lead.
That didn’t last long as Ryan Diaz snagged a 3-yard toss from QB Jake Blumrick. Nicholas Keller booted the PAT to tie up the game at 7-7 with 7:39 left in the first quarter.
Pearland took Alvin out of the game as the Oilers scored 37 unanswered points to make the score 44-7 before Alvin crossed the goal line again with 9:07 left in the fourth quarter.
Pearland had a parade of players who got on the scoring chart.
Blumrick scored on a one-yard sneak to make the score 14-7.
Chase Foster scooted across the goal line on a 2-yard run making the score 21-7 at intermission.
Cameron Buckelew opened the third quarter with an 18-yard scoring run. The PAT missed making the score 27-7.
Blumrick hit his second scoring pass of the game with an 8-yard strike to Ryan Deshotel and a 34-7 lead.
Keller added a 35-yard field goal making the score 37-7.
Jonathon Sam got loose on a 45-yard punt return to increase the total to 44-7.
Daniel Petty powered his way for a 5-yard touchdown early in the fourth making the score 51-7.
The Yellowjackets finally found their way across the pay station on a 5-yard run by Silguero to cut the lead to 51-14.
Pearland answered with Eric Boudreaux scoring on a 3-yard run to make the score 58-14.
Alvin’s Garrett Grey scored on a 1-yard run. The PAT was no good making the score 58-20 with 2:17 showing on the game clock.
With the game fully in hand, Alvin kicked off into the arms of Buckelew who found a huge opening in the Jackets coverage and raced 75-yards for the final Pearland score to post the final 65-20.
Pearland had 500 yards of total offense as Blumrick hit 20-of-25 passing for 220 yards and two touchdowns.
Foster was the leading ball carrier with 89 yards on 14 carries and one score.
Diaz had eight grabs for 49 yards and one TD. Cody Williams added seven catches for 86 yards.
Pearland (7-0, 5-0) will host the Pasadena Eagles (2-4, 1-3) for Homecoming on Friday, October 17 at 7:00 p.m.