Foster’s Falcons overpower WO-S
BAYTOWN – West Orange-Stark could not overcome a offensive blitz by
Richmond Foster in the first half and then turnovers haunted them the
rest of the way as the Mustangs dropped a 42-14 decision to the Falcons Saturday night in non-district action at Baytown Stallworth
Foster (4-1) proved their might with their depth and size and the
Mustangs (4-1) could never get anything going on offense, especially
their running game, and they also coughed up five turnovers.
“We simply got beat in all three phases of the game,” said Mustang
coach Cornel Thompson. “We had too many costly turnovers and they
(Foster) manhandled us pretty well in the trenches on both sides of
the ball. We showed our youth at times tonight and we’re still a young
football team. I thought we lacked some effort their late in the second
half. We stressed to them that their is no reason to hold their heads
down. They just need to regroup and find a way to dig themselves out
of what happened tonight.”
Foster finished with 361 total yards, but only had 78 after halftime.
“Defensively, we did some nice things their in the second half,” said
Thompson. “We held them a few times deep in our territory. We just
could not get anything going offensively. Their defensive front
bothered us all night and we missed a few catches and our running game
was no where to be found.”
The Mustangs finished with just 207 total yards and could not find
their running game, finishing with just 27 yards on 21 carries.
The Falcons piled up 283 yards in the first half, 197 via their air
attack to gain a 21-7 edge at intermission.
Quarterback Alex Ramart completed 11-of-16 passes for 197 yards in the
first 24 minutes. He finished just 12-of-23 for 197 yards. Cedarian
Lamb hauled in four catches for 90 yards while running back Quintonio
Williams had 52 yards on 12 totes. Williams ended the night with 100
yards and three touchdowns on 22 totes.
Mustang quarterback Jack Dallas completed 10-of-17 passes in the half
for 100 yards with receiver Thomas Wallace hauling in three of them
for 57 yards. WO-S could not get their running game going in the half
as they had just 10 yards on 12 carries.
Dallas finished 21-of-42 for 180 yards with two TD passes but had four
interceptions. He was the leading WO-S rusher with 24 yards on five
carries. Wallace finished with five catches for 73 yards.
Foster navigated a pair of 58-yard scoring drives in the first quarter.
On their first series of the game, it took the Falcons five plays to
hit paydirt. Williams had a pair of runs that went for 27 yards and
Ramart hit receiver Beau Kingrey on a 29-yard pass that set up a
Williams 16-yard touchdown scamper around the right end to give the
Falcons the 7-0 edge with 9:26 left in the first quarter.
The Mustangs answered nicely on the ensuing drive, going 74 yards in
10 plays to tie it up. Dallas passed for 68 yards on the series, the
big one coming on a 37-yard connection with receiver Thomas Wallace
that got all the way down to the Falcon 27.
The score came on a big third-and-goal play from the 13 when Dallas
found receiver KJ Miller streaking over the middle of the end zone for
a 13-yard touchdown to even things up with 5:09 left in the first.
The Falcons responded with a quick flurry as it took them just four
plays to find the end zone again. Ramart tossed a short screen pass to
Williams, who turned it into a 40-yard jaunt all the way down to the
Mustang 18. Three plays later Ramart teamed up with receiver Chandler
Speights on a eight-yard touchdown pitch-and-catch to make it 14-7
with 4:28 left in the first.
After getting a nice 27-yard punt return by Miller down the left
sideline to set up shop at the Falcon 29 with 9:07 left in the half it
looked as if the Mustangs were set to tie the game up again but a
turnover proved costly.
Dallas found Tokeba Hughey for a 14-yard pass to the Falcon 16. Three
plays later the same two hooked again on a screen pass. It looked as
if Hughey was going to take it in for the score but he got stripped at
4 and the Falcons fell on the loose leather to take over the ball with
7:17 in the half.
Ramart promptly led the Falcons on a time-consuming 18-play, 96-yard
scoring drive that chewed up 6:43 off the clock.
The big plays on the march included a 23-yard pass to Speights and a
36-yard connection down the right sideline to Lamb. Williams was able
to punch it into the end zone on a one-yard plunge off left tackle to
push the Falcons’ edge to 21-7 with 0:41 left in the half.
The third quarter produced big defensive efforts by both teams as
Foster, despite being in WO-S territory for most of the period, could
only muster 20 total yards while the Mustangs had just 15.
The Falcons were able to cash in on a Mustang turnover with 9:37 remaining when
linebacker Robert Limas picked off a Dallas pass at the Mustang 23 and
returned it to the 14.
Williams found the end zone for the third time on the night two plays
later when he scored on a 11-yard dart around the right end to up the
margin to 28-7 with 8:56 left.
The Falcons struck again with a short eight-play, 34-yard drive and
Ramart capped it with a one-yard sneak on fourth down to make it 35-7
with 5:32 remaining.
The Mustangs kept battling as Dallas engineered a six-play, 52-yard
scoring drive. Dallas completed 4-of-6 passes for 52 yards, including
a 22-yarder to Malick Phillips that got to the Falcon 10 and then he
found Wallace on a 10-yard touchdown strike along the left side of the
end zone to trim it to 35-14 with 4:27 left.
Foster defensive back Jonathan Carbonell finished the game off with a
26-yard interception return for a score.
The Mustangs will look to regroup next week when they close out their
non-district schedule at home against Newton.
“There is no doubt that we lost to a good team in Foster tonight but
we also gave them a lot of help,” said Thompson. “Now we find
ourselves back where we were last year after falling to Foster. We
went to Newton a little down on ourselves and they wore us out. We
challenged them a few minutes ago to not let that happen again this
year. Just stay focused, play hard against Newton and prepare for the
district season ahead of us.”
WO-S 7 0 0 7— 14
Foster 14 7 0 21 —42
Foster: Quantonio Williams 16 run. Joseph Roper kick.
WO-S: KJ Miller 13 pass from Jack Dallas. Dallas kick.
Foster: Chandler Speights 8 pass from Alex Ramart. Roper kick.
Foster: Williams 1 run. Roper kick.
Foster: Williams 11 run. Roper kick.
Foster: Ramart 1 run. Roper kick.
WO-S: Thomas Wallace 10 pass from Dallas. Dallas kick.
Foster: Jonathan Carbonell 26 interception return. Roper kick.
First downs 15 20
Rushes-yards 21-27 43-164
Passing 180 197
Comp-Att-Int 21-42-4 12-23-0
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-1
Penalties-yards 3-14 12-117
Rushing: WO-S, Jack Dallas 5-24, Malick Phillips 2-9, KJ Miller 1-2,
Malech Edwards 5-1, Justin Brown 1-(-1), Jeremiah Shaw 4-(-2), Tobeka
Hughey 2-(-2), Payton Robertson 1-(-4): Foster, Quantonio Williams
22-100, Quinton Oliver 12-52, Jonathan Carbonell 3-12, Alex Ramart
5-5, Cedarian Lamb 1-(-4).
Passing: WO-S, Jack Dallas 21-42-4 180; Foster, Alex Ramart 12-23-0 197.
Receiving: WO-S, Thomas Wallace 5-73, KJ Miller 5-33, Tokeba Hughey
2-27, Jeremiah Shaw 1-2, Payton Robertson 1-8, Aric Cormier 3-15,
Malick Phillips 4-22; Foster, Cedarian Lamb 4-90, Quantonio Williams
1-40, Beau Kingrey 2-37, Chandler Speights 2-31, Evan Fairs 1-7,
Quinton Oliver 1-0, Malik Carruthers 1-(-7).