FOOTBALL WEEKEND REPORT: Highlands, Sam Houston on collision course

AREA TEAMS INCLUDED: Brackenridge, Burbank, Highlands, Jefferson, Lanier, Sam Houston.





Sam Houston (6-0, 4-0) and Highlands (4-1, 3-0) each remained undefeated heading into their Oct. 8 District 28-5A showdown at Alamo Stadium.

Sam Houston downed rival Brackenridge (1-5, 1-3) 32-14 Oct. 1 at Alamo Stadium behind a stellar performance from junior receiver Jawon Anderson. Anderson (124 yards, 2 receptions). produced a remarkable 99-yard touchdown reception and made an outstanding catch in the end zone on a 25-score from Raymonte Prime (15 of 29, 328 yards).

Prime connected with Trenton Jones (79 yards, 3 receptions) for 13- and 16-yard touchdowns that gave the Hurricanes a 13-0 lead with 9:24 left in the second quarter. Senior quarterback Antonio Lopez tallied a two-yard run with 3:35 until the half to bring Brackenridge within six points.

A 21-yard sweep by Dewayne Brown rebuilt Sam Houston’s lead early in the third quarter. Anderson’s touchdowns came less than four minutes apart, starting with the 99-yarder on a short pass to the flat.

Eagles senior back Tyrus Mathis completed the scoring with a five-yard run with four minutes remaining.

Lopez completed 26 of 40 passes for 210 yards. Senior Jonathan King caught seven passes for 63 yards and Jalen Davis had six receptions for 66 yards. Tyriq Adair ran for 40 yards for the Eagles.

Sam Houston’s Travon Vaughns caught five passes for 79 yards.

Highlands 30, Lanier 14

The Owls dialed long distance often in a District 28-5A victory over Lanier (0-6, 0-4) Oct. 2 at Alamo Stadium.

Each of Highlands’ five touchdowns covered 22 yards or more. They also covered virtually every scoring option, including runs, pass plays, interception returns and punt returns.

Chris Hernandez gave the Owls a 7-0 with a 42-yard punt return. Ealy in the second quarter, the Voks answered with a 30-yard run from Julian Castillo (57 yards, 8 carries).

Bruce Moody dashed 70 yards for a touchdown and Richard Saldana scored on a 79-yard pass play for Dylan Camacho (4 of 11, 81 yards) to give Highlands a halftime lead. As time elapsed in the half, Damian Tovar hauled in a 16-yard pass from Jeremiah Esquivel (14 of 33, 196 yards) to bring Lanier within 18-14.

Just 21 seconds into the second half, the Owls put the game out of reach with a 63-yard touchdown run from Armando Ferguson (76 yards, 9 carries). A 22-yard interception return from Nick Mendoza capped the scoring with 10:26 to play.

Edward Pecina (59 yards, 2 receptions) and Raul Solis (45 yards, 2 receptions) were the Voks’ leading receivers.

Jefferson 20, Burbank 7

Jesse Flores ran for two touchdowns and Eric Flores kicked two field goals, leading the Mustangs (2-4, 2-2) to a District 28-5A win over Burbank (0-5, 0-3) Oct. 2 at the SAISD Complex.

Burbank took the lead with a two-yard run from senior Rubyn Salazar with 3:47 remaining in the first quarter. Jesse Flores scored on the ensuing possession, cashing in a 12-yard run to tie it. Flores (138 yards, 19 carries) also ran 18 yards for the touchdown with 6:07 until halftime.

Before halftime, Eric Flores kicked 21 and 36 yard field goals, just 49 seconds apart.

Jefferson quarterback General Gonzalez completed five of 11 passes for 60 yards. Eric Flores ran for 48 yards.

Bulldogs quarterback Jason Villarreal completed 15 of 25 passes for 125 yards. Salazar caught five passes for 45 yards.

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