Mustangs roll past Clear Lake 41-21

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Friendswood wide receiver Reed Roher (7) caught two passes for 79 yards including a 39-yard scoring strike from QB Tyler Page. The Mustangs beat Clear Lake 41-21 to win their Homecoming contest. Friendswood will travel to Challenger Columbia Stadium in League City to face the Clear Springs Chargers in a District 24-6A showdown that has a share of a district championship on the line. The game is Friday, Oct. 28 at 7:00 p.m. (Photo by Bob Brown)

Friendswood wide receiver Reed Roher (7) caught two passes for 79 yards including a 39-yard scoring strike from QB Tyler Page. The Mustangs beat Clear Lake 41-21 to win their Homecoming contest. Friendswood will travel to Challenger Columbia Stadium in League City to face the Clear Springs Chargers in a District 24-6A showdown that has a share of a district championship on the line. The game is Friday, Oct. 28 at 7:00 p.m. (Photo by Bob Brown)

By DR. DAVID DAVIS

Friendswood continues to dominate their district foes including a 41-21 romp past the Clear Lake Falcons.

The Mustangs are on course with a showdown with the Clear Springs Chargers who are the only undefeated team in the district.

A win by Friendswood (6-1, 4-1) would give them a three-way tie for the league title as Dickinson (7-1, 4-1) has only one loss which was a 23-7 defeat at the hands of Clear Springs (7-1, 5-0) whose only loss was a non-district contest to Pearland. The Mustangs lost to Dickinson 21-16 for their only league setback. So there is a lot riding on this game though the Mustangs have already secured their place in the post-season.

The game with Clear Lake was never in doubt as the Mustangs put up 17 points in the first quarter before the Falcons found the end zone with 8 seconds left in the period.

Friendswood QB Tyler Page opened the scoring with another of his patented cross-country runs resulting in a 46-yard scoring jaunt with 11:01 left in the opening quarter. Cody Williamson hit the PAT for a 7-0 lead.

The Mustangs scored again on their next possession as Calvin Whitaker blasted his way across the goal line for another score and a 14-0 advantage.

Williamson added a 25-yard field goal with only 59 seconds left in the first to make the score 17-0, but the Falcons got the ensuing kickoff at their own 19.

Clear Lake QB Shae Suiaunoa found wide receiver Jakori Morgan on a fly route wide open resulting in an 81-yard scoring bomb with 8 seconds left in the period cutting the lead to 17-7.

That would be the last time that the Falcons would score for the rest of the game until the final four minutes of the game when the Mustangs had built a 41-7 lead.

Friendswood would score 24 unanswered points with Reed Roher catching a 39-yard scoring strike from Page with 11:32 left in the second quarter.

Whitaker would score again on another 1-yard plunge with 8:31 left before intermission making the score 31-7 at the half.

Page was removed from the game after coming up limping after diving in for a fumble late in the second half. He came out in full pads after halftime, but junior quarterback Justin Karam took over.

Williamson would add a 36-yard field goal in the third quarter to increase the lead to 34-7 and Johnnie Nemecek would catch a 5-yard scoring toss from Karam with 6:21 to play for a 41-7 lead.

Clear Lake added late scores when Suiaunoa hit Morgan on touchdown passes covering 9 and 25-yards to make the game closer that what it really was at 41-21.

Page finished the game hitting 5-of-6 passes for 93 yards and one touchdown while rushing for 88 yards on eight carries and another TD.

Karam was 5-of-11 passing in the second half for 56 yards and one score.

Elijah Blackburn had 12 carries for 61 yards and Whitaker had five totes for 20 yards and two scores.

Roher had two catches for 79 yards and one score. Nemecek had one catch for five yards and one TD.

Clear Lake QB Suiaunoa was 23-of-34 passing for 332 yards and three TDs.

Friendswood will travel to face Clear Springs on Friday, Oct. 28 at 7:00 p.m. at the new Challenger Columbia Stadium in League City.

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