Yates wins big in annual football showdown

At TexasPrepInsider our tag line is ‘We are There.' Well that was the case as we bring you coverage from the Week 0 match up between Houston Yates and Houston Booker T. Washington. Game day coverage from TPI is free so check out this game wrap up.

Judging from the first half of the Booker/Bryant Memorial Classic, a game played between Houston Yates and Houston Washington, it was unclear as to what team was more dominant. But all of that was silenced as Yates turned it on in the second half en route to a 24-0 victory Saturday night at Delmar Stadium.

In his Yates coaching debut, coach Ronald Miller said that he could now get some sleep tonight since his Lions team came away with the win. Headlining the way for Yates success was the defense. Time after time, the Lions kept the pressure on Washington quarterback Winton Perrot. But, according to Miller, the name of the game was to keep his players in heavy rotation.

And that proved to be the difference.

"We kept the rotation going. That is one thing about 4A, when you play good, competitive football you have to keep fresh kids out there," Miller said of his choice to continue rotation of the defensive lineman. "We had about an eight-man rotation going. We subbed the defensive ends and even converted one of our linebackers to a defensive end (Quinton Lewis)."

While the defense played hard-nosed for the entire game, the offense was moving to a different beat early on. In the first half, a 23-yard field goal by Sean McClean was the only points on the board as both teams headed to the locker room.

It didn't take long for things to get going. After a couple of three-and-outs by Washington, quarterback Darveon Trahan led the Lions to their first touchdown. While Trahan managed, it was running back Reginald Perry putting in the work.

After a couple of runs to move the chains, Perry hit pay dirt and scored from 14 yards out to start the Lions' scoring attack. Perry ended up with 135 yards on 17 carries. Following the Perry touchdowns, the Lions' other running back Corey Posey scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns to seal the deal. 

Posey added 78 yards and a pair of touchdowns as well. Things seemed to really turn around for the Lions in the second half. And according to Trahan, it was really simple to fix after halftime.

"In the first (half) we saw that we could move the ball," Trahan, who had 91 rushing yards said. "It was just in the second we just finished."

On the Washington side, wide receiver William Waddel had five catches for 58 yards. The Eagles finished the night with 139 yards of offense while Yates had 334 yards.


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