RECORD-SETTING RECEIVER – Dawson WR Brailon Mouton (12) caught two touchdown passes against Pasadena covering 48 and 11 yards as the Eagles beat Pasadena 70-14 staking their claim for the 2015 Class 6A Region III Div. II playoffs. The touchdowns were the 12th and 13th of the year for Mouton setting a new Dawson team record for most touchdowns receiving in a single season. Mouton still has one more game in the regular season and the post-season to add to his record. (Photo by Randy Edens)
It was business as usual as the Dawson Eagles totally dominated the Pasadena Eagles 70-14 to improve to 6-3 overall and 5-2 in district.
The win assured Dawson of advancing to the Class 6A Region III Div. II playoffs. It will be Dawson’s seventh straight time to make the post-season in their young history. The Eagles have never failed to advance to at least three rounds deep in their quest to win a state championship.
Dawson rolled up 475 total yards while Pasadena finished with just 180 with most of that coming late in the game against the Dawson reserves.
One of the key accomplishments of the game was WR Brailon Mouton breaking the single-season touchdown record for a receiver as Mouton caught his 12th and 13th TDs breaking the old record of 12 shared by Mike Williams and Tony Upchurch (LSU).
The Pasadena defense had no answers for the Dawson offense as the Eagles scored six times in the first quarter for a 42-0 lead.
WR Drake Rainer and QB Zach Smith hooked up for a 49-yard scoring bomb with less than a minute gone in the game for a 6-0 lead after a missed PAT.
It took just a little over two minutes for the Eagles to score again as Mouton caught a 48-yard strike from Smith for another score. Smith ran in the two-point conversion for a 14-0 advantage.
RB Saevion Johnson was next to find the pay station as he scored on a 12-yard run for a 21-0 lead.
Mouton set a new DHS season receiving record for touchdowns by snagging an 11-yard touchdown pass for a 28-0 margin.
Johnson added his second score of the game after getting loose for a 44-yard scoring jaunt and a 35-0 lead.
Rainer and Smith closed out the first scoring barrage with another scoring hookup covering 25-yards and a 42-0 lead.
Dawson scored two more times in the second quarter as Vincent Fisher scooped up a loose ball and rumbled 58-yards for the score and a 49-0 advantage.
Johnson scored his third touchdown of the game on another long run covering 34-yards giving the Eagles a 55-0 lead at intermission.
Pasadena scored once in the third to match a 15-yard run by Darrius Smith making the score 62-7.
Dawson’s final score of the game came from Rainer who scored for a third time on a 4-yard run.
Pasadena added one more score in the fourth to close the gap to 70-14.
Smith finished with 161 yards passing while hitting 8-of-12 for four TDs.
Johnson had 116 yards rushing on only eight carries for three scores.
Rainer had two catches for 74 yards and four rushes for 31 yards and three touchdowns. Mouton had four grabs for 67 yards and two TDs.
Dawson will close out the regular season this Friday, October 30 at The Rig as they host the South Houston Trojans at 7:00 p.m. The Eagles have an open date on Friday, November 6.