It has been several years since the Pasadena Eagles (3-5, 2-4) had an outside shot at making the playoffs this late in the season, but the Dawson Eagles (5-4, 4-3) made sure that shot wasn’t fired with a 67-7 rout.
Dawson was also watching the Alvin vs Pasadena Dobie game because if Alvin had beaten Dobie, then Dawson was in danger of possibly missing the post-season. But the Longhorns took care of business and eliminated the Yellowjackets while Dawson secured their place in the 6A Region III Div. II playoffs with Manvel.
Pearland beat Pasadena Memorial 30-3 to be the top seed in 6A Region III Div. I with Dobie advancing at the No. 2 seed. So the playoffs are set for District 22-6A in 2014.
Dawson has one more game to conclude the regular season on Thursday, October 30 when they travel to face South Houston (2-6, 2-4) at 6:00 p.m. at Pasadena Veterans Stadium.
The game against Pasadena got out of control very quickly as Dawson jumped out to a 33-0 lead in the opening period.
The Eagles almost scored at will as each time they set up the offense following a Pasadena punt, Dawson runners would score on the first or second play of each possession.
Brett Winnegan got things started with a 21-yard scoring dash to make the score 7-0 following a Tyler Day PAT.
Dawson next possession saw Saevion Johnson burst through a huge hole for a 33-yard run.
Johnson did it again at the 4:01 mark for an 18-yard scoring jaunt.
Dawson QB Vance Galloway got in on the scoring parade with a 24-yard keeper and then Johnson wrapped up the first quarter with a 52-yard touchdown run.
The track meet continued in the second quarter as Taje Williams was on the receiving end of a Galloway pass.
Winnegan added another long run covering 43-yards.
Galloway fired a 54-yard bomb to Brailon Mouton with 7:13 still left in the second period making the score 53-0.
Pasadena finally put together a drive against the Dawson reserves and it appeared they would finally score a touchdown, but they just couldn’t get a break.
Valor Ojeda carried the ball to the Dawson four-yard line, but was hit and ball popped up in the air and snagged by Dawson’s John Alexander. He took off on the left sideline, picked up some key blocks and rambled 98-yards for another Dawson touchdown making the score 60-0 at intermission.
Dawson wrapped up the scoring early in the second half when Drake Rainer got behind the Pasadena secondary for a 64-yard touchdown pass from Zach Smith for a 67-0 advantage.
Pasadena finally got on the scoreboard as Marwin Pereira scored on a 10-yard run to make the final score 67-7.
Dawson finished with 504 total yards while Pasadena could manage on 204.
Galloway hit 5-of-8 passing for 116 yards and two scores while he had 68 yards on two carries and another TD.
Johnson was the leading rusher with 106 yards on only six carries for two touchdowns. Winnegan had four totes for 69 yards and two scores. Gary Scott had nine carries for 37 yards while Rainer, Chris Mosley, and Smith all had carries.
Rainer had one catch for 64 yards and a TD. Mouton had one catch for 54 yards and a TD. Williams had one grab for 23 yards and a TD. Antoine Cannady had two catches for 29 yards. Kaleb White had a grab for 10 yards.