Lamar Too Much for Sam Houston
Updated: October 23, 2016
Houston Jones-Cowart Stadium- Coach Tom Nolen and his Houston Lamar Texans are headed for their sixth 10 win season in a row. That is if they can continue doing what he has done so well in the past and win. On Saturday they pummeled the Houston Sam Houston Math Science & Technology (formerly known as just Houston Sam Houston) 61-7. The loss for Sam Houston MST was their 54th straight district loss.
All that stands in their path to another district 18-6A championship is their long time rival and border partner the Houston Bellaire Cardinals. Next week they face each other on Saturday 1pm at Delmar stadium. Lamar’s only loss this year came to Klein Collins in a hard fought defensive struggle, 14-9. Lamar and Collins sit at #15 and #17 respectively in the rankings.
It was evident from the very start that Sam Houston really had no chance when the opening kickoff the ball even bounced away from them. The Texans pooch kick was recovered at the 30 yard line. Three Ta’Zhawn Henry runs later (20, 5 and 5 yards) and the Texans were on the board first 7-0.
It all came easy for the standing powerhouse of 18-6A. They scored touchdowns on their first 5 possessions. Their 2nd score came after a Tiger punt on their first possession of the game. Lamar QB Owen Holt hit star receiver Al’ Vonte Woodard for 28 yards on the first play to make it 14-0.
Henry then got his 2nd of three TDs in the first half. He had 7 carries for 108 yards before taking the 2nd half off. He gashed the Tiger D for 23 yards and then scored from 10 yards out. It was 20-0 and the rout was on.
His next score he had a Tiger defender stanchioned to his ankle but he slipped out of it and eased in from 10 yards out to extend it to 27-0.
The quick strike of Lamar was on display again as they scored on their first play after another Tiger 3 and out. This time Holt (Harvard commit) hit senior Denzel Davis for 45 yards and it was 34-0 Texans. This was all in the first quarter.
The first stop of the Texans for the MST Tigers came when QB/WR/DB Marquez Carroll intercepted Holt at his own 2 yard line. The Tiger’s experienced their only success on offense after a Lamar Manuyl Langlois 3 yard TD run to start the second half. Quarterback Henry Hampton hit Carroll as he expertly fished the pass away from a Lamar defensive back and waltzed in as the defender fell down 41-7.
Holt, Henry and much of the offense was subbed out in the middle of the 3rd quarter. William Erwin and Montrey Jones both added 10 yard touchdowns making it 55-7.
And just to show how everything was going the Texans way. Adrian Earle picked off a Hampton pass at the 35, fumbled it at 10 yards later, and Derrick Wilson picked it up and earned the Texans final score. After the missed PAT, the score was 61-7.
It looks as if Lamar will have a huge first round playoff game against likely opponent, the Cypress Fairbanks Bobcats. It should be a great match up when there are so many bi-district blow outs. Both Lamar and Cy-Fair are very physical and could go deep into the playoffs.
By Glenn McCarthy
Players of the Game
Offense- RB Ta’Zhawn Henry
Defense- DL Trevon Johnson
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Houston Lamar 34 0 14 13 61
Sam Houston 0 0 7 0 7