Buttons blitz Devine; Edison garners first win
TEAMS INCLUDED: Central Catholic, Edison, Highlands, Holy Cross, McCollum, Sam Houston, South San, Southside.
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Senior back Greg Scott (194 yards, 18 attempts) ran for three touchdowns, leading the Knights (2-1) to a 20-0 shutout victory Friday at Hondo.
Scott put the Knights in the lead with 8:35 left in the opening quarter, when he scored on a 19-yard run.
He also dashed 33 yards for a score with 5:35 remaining in the third quarter and reached the end zone on a 64-yarder late in the game.
Holy Cross limited the Owls (2-2) to 182 total yards.
The Knights’ Nazario Coleman completed nine of 14 passes for 52 yards in his debut as Holy Cross’ quarterback.
Central Catholic 35, Devine 12
The Buttons (3-1) kept Devine (1-3) scoreless after halftime to run away with a non-district victory Friday at Benson Stadium.
Central Catholic quarterback Joseph Nava (99 yards, 13 carries) drew first blood on a 14-yard keeper with 7:52 to play in the first quarter. Devine tied it with an 11 yard pass to Joe Guerrero from Hunter DuBose at the 4:18 mark, but the Buttons scored on the ensuing possession and never were challenged again.
Senior back Jimin Suh (65 yards, 13 carries) ran 25 yards for the first of his two touchdowns for a 14-6 lead.
Nava (15 of 24, 179 yards) threw two touchdown passes in the second quarter, connecting on a 21-yarder to William Prouse (5 catches, 69 yards) and an 18-yarder to Joe Alderete,
The Buttons amassed 366 total yards offensively and limited the Warhorses to 249.
Edison 23, Highlands 20
Receiver Bryan Bolton scored on a two-yard run with 50 seconds remaining, giving the Golden Bears (1-3, 1-1) their first victory of the season. Highlands (0-3, 0-1) had taken the lead in the District 28-5A game Friday at Alamo Stadium little more than six minutes earlier.
The Owls took the lead on a 48-yard run from Quindon Boston (168 yards, 24 carries) with 8:04 left in the first quarter. Edison tied it 7-7 on a 49-yard pass play from Jonathan Hernandez (13 of 27, 203 yards) to David Sanchez (87 yards, 3 receptions) before the quarter ended.
Highlands quarterback John Cervantes scored on a nine-yard run, but the Golden Bears gained a 15-14 halftime lead on a 17-yard run from Hernandez (79 yards, 19 attempts). Hernandez also ran for the two-point conversion with 6:35 until halftime.
The Owls regained the lead on a 28-yard pass from Cervantes (6 of 10, 52 yards) to Bruce Moody.
Highlands outgained Edison 333-321 in total yardage. Owls back De-Morriay Richardson-Jackson gained 77 yards on eight carries. The Golden Bears overcame five turnovers to even their district record.
Sam Houston 34, McCollum 0
The Hurricanes (2-2, 2-0) opened some eyes with their second shutout in their last five regular-season games Friday at Harlandale Memorial Stadium. Sam Houston limited McCollum (1-3, 1-1) to 107 total yards in a 28-5A game.
Sam Houston unveiled a couple of new weapons in its passing game. Receivers Trenton Jones and sophomore Juwan Anderson, a basketball standout. Junior quarterback Raymonte Prime (15 of 24, 240 yards) connected with Jones (74 yards, 3 receptions) for a 20-yard touchdown in the first quarter. Anderson (96 yards, 3 catches) streaked down the left sideline for a 60-yard touchdown with 11:50 until halftime.
James Citizen scored on a one-yard run in the third quarter.
The Cowboys’ defense held Hurricanes back Devin Harris to 31 rushing yards, but the junior scored the game’s last two touchdowns. Harris scored on a 20-yard run and a 10-yard reception.
McCollum senior quarterback Ralph Vidal completed 9 of 19 passes for 55 yards.
Sam Houston has outscored opponents 62-6 in its first two district games and only allowed 42 points this season.