The Texas City Stings shut out the Galena Park Yellowjackets, 44-0, in a District 23-5A contest Friday at Stingaree Stadium.
“I’m proud of my defense,” said Texas City head coach Leland Surovik. “This one thing that they have been missing is a shutout. We emphasized turnovers and playing the full 48 minutes tonight.”
Texas City scored on their first series of the game. Texas City’s kicker Alex Paz nailed a 30-yard field goal. The field goal was set up by Zion Davis, who had 40 yards rushing on the drive including a 33-yard rush.
Texas City’s defense held Galena Park’s offense to a three-and-out. Texas City’s offense came back onto the field and ran the ball down the throats of Galena Park. Zion Davis flipped into to end zone for a 1-yard touchdown.
On the ensuing kickoff, Galena Park fumbled the ball and Texas City’s Jacobo Arrendondo recovered at Galena Park’s 27-yard line. Four plays later, Phillip McDaniel scampered into the end zone for a 4-yard touchdown run.
Texas City’s offense received the ball after their defense forced Galena Park into another three-and-out. Texas City’s offense reached Galena Park’s 16-yard line but a holding penalty backed the offense up. Texas City settled for a 43-yard field goal by Paz.
Texas City added another touchdown to their lead right before halftime. McDaniel got Texas City’s offense into the red zone with two 20-yard passes. Once Texas City was in the red zone, Davis found the end zone for a 6-yard touchdown run. It was the second touchdown for Davis in the half.
Texas City received great field position on their first possession in the second half on Galena Park’s 38-yard line. Texas City capitalized on the good field position. Texas City went back to their bread and butter of the run game. C.J. Yell found the end zone for a 4-yard touchdown.
On Texas City’s next possession, Paz converted on his third field goal of the game, this one for 33 yards.
Texas City’s defense forced a turnover on downs on their own 15-yard line. Texas City’s offense capitalized on the turnover with two massive run plays. The first one was by Corday Williams, who went for 32 yards to Texas City’s 42-yard line. Three plays later, Johnathan Jones took the ball 42 yards for the touchdown.
Texas City has now won their last two games after losing their first three games of the season.
“This helps us get back on the road that we want to be on,” said Surovik. “We are growing as a team and we are going to continue to grow.”