Spring, Spencer glide by Klein
Updated: November 14, 2016
Spring George Stadium- The Spring Lions and the legs of Eric Spencer won their bi-district match up with the Klein Bearkats, 19-7. Spencer rushed for 212 yards and two touchdowns, both in the second half. His last TD run of 75 yards pretty much sealed the win late in the 4th quarter.
Klein, playing without 2 of their key starters, Austin Trammell (Rice pledge) and sophomore tailback D’ Anthony Simms struggled to find an offensive rhythm all game long.
Greyson Lembcke, the heady junior signal called for the Bearkats did engineer one masterful 99 yard 13 play drive. After a 2 yard tackle for loss brought them back to their own 1. Second string tailback Malcolm Deary was almost tackled for a safety and then exploded for 32 yards and they had some breathing room. Lembcke had several big completions to Colton Chelootz to keep the drive going. To cap the drive off Lembcke found Jordan Serrano on some misdirection as he slipped out of the backfield for a 15 yard TD pass, 7-0.
Spencer and Spring answered right back. Tailback Jacoby Glenn had a nice 19 yard run to set up the next touchdown. Spencer found Archie Arnezz all alone on the next play for a 31 yard TD pass. The PAT was missed 7-6, Bearkats still.
Right before the half Spring avoided a huge momentum swing. Spencer was sacked by the always blitz heavy Bearkat defense and Javon Roashe picked up the ball and scored!!! There was a personal foul committed way back at the 35 yard line as Roashe was crossing the goal line. Lembcke and the offense couldn’t even move the ball into field goal range before the half ended.
Spencer took over in the second half. Coach Sam Parker and his offensive staff just let him take over. And let their defense step up. Their best offense was to drop Eric back and let him find a running lane. On their first offensive drive of the second half he jetted in from 55 yards out.
Spencer assured the win with about 3 minutes left in the game when he dropped back and then took off. 75 yards later and Spring was close to getting a bi-district W at their home stadium
Spring’s defense held the Bearkats to 151 total yards. Their offense had 365 yards. Spencer had all but 46 yards of it.
Spring will face 10-1 District 14 Champions Austin Bowie in Bryan’s Merrill Green Stadium at 7:30 on Friday. Klein finishes the season at 7-4.
by Glenn McCarthy
Players of the Game
Offense- QB Eric Spencer
Defense- Defensive End Willie Smith
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Klein 7 0 0 0 7
Spring 0 6 6 7 19