Diboll zips past Cardinals

Published 11:33 pm Friday, August 31, 2018

DIBOLL — It was a tough night on the road for the Bridge City Cardinals Friday night as they fell to the Diboll Lumberjacks 42-7 on the road in first-year head coach Allen DeShazo’s debut as head coach.

The Lumberjacks (1-0) went up 7-0 early on as receiver Javaughn Luster hauled in a 45-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Dylan Maskunas.

Luster wasn’t done yet, as he hauled in another long bomb, this time from 65 yards out as the Lumberjacks snared a 13-0 edge.

Diboll got on the board again to make it 21-0 when they scored on a fumble return.

The Cardinals (0-1) trimmed it to 21-7 before the first half ended when quarterback Cace Skinner connected with receiver Cory Westlund on a 61-yard scoring dart.

The Lumberjacks increased their cushion to 28-7 by the end of the third quarter as freshman running back Jeremiah Gums broke loose for a 70-yard touchdown jaunt.

Diboll was able to jump up 35-7 after running back Chase Tamez completed a 12-play, 65-yard drive with a 15-yard touchdown gallop.

Diboll running back D’aris McMillan capped off the night when he broke loose through the Cardinal secondary and scampered 80 yards for a touchdown.

The Lumberjacks amassed nearly 400 yards of total offense while the Cardinals had 255, but had three costly turnovers.

The Cardinals will be on the road once again next week when they visit the Jasper Bulldogs. Jasper defeated Lumberton 31-14 Friday night.