Hitchcock had to go a few extra miles to drive through area rival La Marque on Friday night, delivering a series of first half blows that knocked the Cougars into an 0-3 start.

Deonza McCardell scored a pair of touchdowns, while teammate Christian Dorsey scored twice and threw for a third score as the Bulldogs dominated the Cougars 34-6 Friday night at Stingaree Stadium.

The game was moved from La Marque’s Etheredge Stadium due to poor field conditions as a result of this week’s steady stream of rain throughout the area.

“We did some things last week (against East Bernard) and adjusted our formations a bit,” said Hitchcock coach Craig Smith, whose team improved to 2-1 overall. “We got them running downhill a bit. They were hitting their holes like we wanted them to.”

The Bulldogs rushed for 286 yards on the evening, led by McCardell’s 101 yards on 12 carries, but it was McCardell’s work on defense that got Hitchcock on the road to victory.

Two plays after a Hitchcock turnover at midfield, McCardell scooped up an errant exchange between La Marque quarterback Kobe Gatson and running back DeMarcus Nelson and sprinted 57 yards for a touchdown that gave the Bulldogs a 6-0 lead at the 7:52 mark of the first quarter.

McCardell then switched to offensive mode when he capped off a 10-play, 77-yard drive with a 19-yard scoring jaunt off of a sweep to extend the Hitchcock lead to 12-0.

Quarterback Pacey Jones opened the ensuing Bulldogs drive with a 33-yard completion to Davin Preston, setting the stage for a 1-yard touchdown run from Dorsey (nine carries, 60 yards) that swelled the Bulldogs’ advantage to 18-0 with 5:35 to go in the half.

The Bulldogs delivered the backbreaker on a 91-yard drive that was finished when Dorsey found Jones in the end zone on a 35-yard touchdown that allowed Hitchcock to take a 24-0 lead into intermission.

Hitchcock’s relentless ground assault continued into the third quarter as they went 72 yards on a drive highlighted by McCardell’s 22-yard run. Dorsey finished the march with a 4-yard run to make it 32-0 with 6:36 in the third.

La Marque managed its lone scoring drive on the next possession as Perry Preston’s 24-yard run and Norvan Saldana’s 13-yard run put the Coogs in position for a 3-yard run from Saldana. However, the point after was blocked and landed into the hands of Tyger Turner, who ran 89 yards for a conversion that proved to be the final points of the night.

“We have to learn to fight adversity,” said La Marque coach Shone Evans. “Just because one bad thing happens doesn’t mean that the whole thing is done.”

Hitchcock will play at Houston Scarborough next Friday at 7 p.m., while La Marque travels to Columbia for a 7:30 p.m. contest.


(12) comments

Sherri Woodard

Sir if you are going to report the game can you please pay attention and get it right. Tyger Turner had two Touchdowns and a touchback. Please pay attention to the game if you are going to do the right up. I would appreciate a correction to your article. Tyger’s Mom!!!

Sherri Woodard

Correction: write up not right up.

Rusty Schroeder

Tyger's Mom, it's a team game, your son was given credit for one of his scores. The Dog's won 34-6, you can't post every score and still give the other team some recognition. I am sure the coaches recognized your son after the game, that's all that really matters.

Sherri Woodard

So basically you know not what you speak of. This was to the writer who put the wrong names and stats in the paper. Had nothing to do with the other team. Please stay in your lane

Rusty Schroeder

Apparently your comprehension of my statement was lost, LOL, I'll try to stay out of you're lane. Writer should have headlined the story "Tyger Beats the Cougars", I bet you wouldn't argue with that.

Sherri Woodard

No you clearly don’t know the person I am. I support the Bulldogs all of them 100%. My son has been a part of the Hitchcock program since little league and he is the most respectful team player you will ever come across. By the way we win as a team and lose as one as well and it is never about one person so it would never be acceptable to say one person won the game. Now having said all that you are being a troll trying to start up some bull. This comment was to the writer who made several inaccuracies in his report. Now I am going to try to remain respectful on this thread but don’t push me.

Rusty Schroeder

Sherri I am sure the staff would invite you to cover Hitchcock games more accurately than the articles writer, not being a troll one bit. But your use of exclamation points came off as a little league players mom , imo. By the way, the headline I wrote would have been an attention grabber to say the least. So I hope this is not pushing you and you can remain respectful, if not that's your prerogative.

Sherri Woodard

Once again you are a troll that need to mind your business as this was addressed to the writer who inaccurately reported information. Now what I don’t understand is why a letting a reporter know their info was incorrect has your panties in a bunch! Once again i have seen you comment a thousand times on this website just to start up bull because you are a troll. People like you are miserable and need a life. You can not cause dissention between my kid and his program because there is too much love between the two. So you can go on with your divisive comments that’s your world over here it’s nothing but good cheer. Like I said before asking a reporter to correct his information is only right but you just want to fight and be a troll. Real good look for you Troll man!!

George Croix

It's about time, certainly after this season, for the TCISD to become ONE ISD with ONE team for each sport under ONE mascot.....
It's ridiculous to pay for double uniforms and amenities and travel costs and stadium upkeep, et al
Lousy management and trying to live in the past of dreams has consequences.....

Carlos Ponce

At realignment, TCHS had 1904 students, LMHS 688 students - a total of 2592 students. Together they would make a class 6A school. That's comparable to Clear Brook - 2410, Clear Lake 2462, Clear Creek - 2473, Alvin - 2834.5, Channel view - 2693, Brazoswood - 2576, Dickinson - 2924, Fort Bend Clements-2552, Fort Bend Dulles - 2491.5 , Fort Bend Elkins - 2322.5, Fort Bend Ridge Point - 2720.5, etc.

Charles Hughes

Cougar proud no matter what.

George Croix

My daughter was the 2000 LMHS valedictorian, so for me it's not a pride matter, it's a matter of where are we TODAY.
And where we are today is an effort to soften the blow of the terminal 'leadership' that ended LMISD by continuing sports as if nothing happened. If we'd worried as much about academics as about sports the last decade of graduates would have been a helluva lot better off.
I personally don't give a fig how many 'A' s that a unified TCISD is in size.....it's absurd to have separate teams with separate sets of gear just to avoid hurt feelings.
Trying to avoid hurt feelings is in large part how the whole sorry mess happened....imo

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