Both JF Foster and Lawrence Elkins High schools played exceptional gridiron football this weekend only to be overtaken by their out of district foes.
Dulles lost to Alief Taylor 35-27 as QB senior leader Zach Lathrop, Jerrel Oliver, and Sheridan Taylor led the charge for the mighty Vikings. Lathrop tossed for over 50% of his completions, for 110 yards. He continues to be a source of light and pride for the 2-1 Vikings. Oliver ran for over 100 yards and Taylor had 27 yards receiving.Taylor had 388 total yards on the ground and had their way with the Dulles defensive line and linebackers. Chez Adams also had 2 TD receptions for Taylor.
Dulles is looking strong going into district play next weekend vs the fighting Rangers from Clements at Hall Stadium. Look for this one to be a good matchup. Clements, 1-2, lost a tough game to Aldine this weekend but might have QB Austin Decell back. Decell is a magician in that he is difficult to read. He can either throw or run for massive yardage and gives opposing defenses fits. Look for Head Coaches Jim Creech and Keith Knowles to have some tricks up his sleeve in this always fun rivalry ball game.
Elkins played a school that is always competitive in any sport, Clear Brook. Demarcus Sherman had 2 touchdown runs of 3 yards with 1:18 to go in the first and a 1 yard score with 2:03 left in the 4th quarter. Respectively and overall it was a great night for the Elkins Knight football squad. Coffman was perfect for the kicking game, and included a nice 28 yard field goal with 27 seconds to go in the first half.
The Wolverines went up 21-7 in the first quarter and never looked back, seizing every opportunity to make the Knights suffer. But Elkins, as tradition holds, would not be knocked out. They fought, and fought, and fought hard. By halftime, the score was Clear Brook 27, Elkins 17. Senior QB and leader Jake Burkhalter hit his favorite receiver
Buchannon on a gorgeous 50 yard pass play for a touchdown in the 2nd quarter that included some nice blocking by the Offensive line of Elkins. Elkins closed the gap to 27-24 in the 3rd quarter when Kevin Joseph went the distance on a 64 yard fumble return. I haven't checked the Elkins record books, but I'm sure that one is in the top 3 in school history if not number 1. The game ended with Clear Brook defeating Elkins 34-31.
Elkins looks to be the front runner in FBISD for a district title. Grades will be a big factor for them. Hopefully the boys can keep the focus of being students first and athletes second.
See you next week football fans!
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