There was no question as to the outcome of this District 22-6A contest as the No. 2 area-ranked Pearland Oilers pounded the Pasadena Eagles on the ground and through the air for a 69-0 win.
Before you might accuse the Oilers of running up the score, it should be noted that Pearland’s leading rusher JaColbie Butler this season only carried the ball six times for 17 yards before he watched most of the game on the sideline. He also caught only two passes including one grab that went for a 68-yard scoring jaunt from QB Jake Blumrick. That was in the first quarter.
Pearland scored nine touchdowns and two field goals without being forced to punt. The majority of the scores came through the air ways as Blumrick was 15-of-19 for 316 yards and six touchdowns. Five different receivers crossed the goal line for the Oilers while 10 different receivers caught at least one pass.
The Eagles had no defense on the ground either as the Oilers used six different ball carriers for 251 yards.
On the other side of the ball, Pearland’s defense forced eight punts and gave up only 60 total yards including three lost fumbles and one interception. Pasadena registered only two first downs compared to 21 first downs and 591 total yards for Pearland.
Pearland scored on their first possession when Blumrick hit Jonathon Sam down the left sideline covering 45-yards with 7:09 remaining in the first quarter for a 7-0 lead.
Pasadena then went on a 12-play drive that ate almost six minutes off the clock before the drive stalled.
It took only less than a minute for Pearland to score just before the end of the first period as Blumrick toss a short pass to Butler in the flat and the speedster turned it into a 68-yard scoring sprint.
The Oilers dominated the second quarter as Blumrick continued his passing display as hit tossed scoring passes to Ryan Deshotel for 22-yards and a pair of scoring strikes to Jake Orlando covering 6 and 4-yards make the score 35-0 at intermission.
On the second play of the second half, Blumrick hooked up with Cody Williams for a 75-yard scoring jaunt and a 42-0 lead following the PAT by Nicholas Keller. Keller finished the game with nine extra points and two field goals.
Blumrick raced 57-yards for a score on the Oilers next possession with 6:11 remaining in the third quarter for a 49-0 advantage and then all of the starters were turned into spectators.
Eric Boudreaux scored on an 82-yard cross-country dash and Felix Harvey added a 38-yarder for another score giving the Oilers a 66-0 lead.
Keller closed out the scoring with a 34-yard field goal to post the 69-0 final score.
Pearland (4-0) will travel to Pasadena Veterans Stadium on Saturday, September 27 to face South Houston at 6:00 p.m.