North Shore back with win over Eisenhower

Texas Prep Insider is in the streets to bring you the latest high school football news. Tonight we have your game wrap up for the North Shore versus Eisenhower game.

In the game of football, a team typically wants to press on and not linger in the past, whether it be good or bad. For the North Shore football team, the time to move on presented itself and the Mustangs took full advantage of their time to bounce back.

On their home field Friday night, North Shore came out and flexed some muscle and came away with a 30-14 win over Eisenhower at Galena Park ISD football field.

"I thought we played better than last week, we didn't play as well as we are capable of playing we made some mistakes that we need to get corrected," North Shore coach David Aymond said. "We made some on the offensive and defensive side of the ball."

Depending on what perceptive one may take, the good could have outweighed the bad. On the offensive side, it was running back Tracy Woods getting things started early, plowing through three defenders scoring on a 6-yard touchdown run. 

Though the statistics may not show it, but Woods, along with Tim Cornett set the tone for the Mustang's offense. Cornett had 40 yards rushing while Woods, who also had 34 receiving yards, ran for 34 yards and two touchdowns. Quarterback Keenan Gibson, who scored on a 66-yard touchdown run, had 82 rushing yards.

"He (Woods) and Cornett play a dual role at the running back spot and they both did a pretty good job, and the offensive line as well," Aymond said.

North Shore finished with only 248 yards of total offense in the win. On paper, Eisenhower seemed to be the team with more of an edge. Running back Travion Taylor ended up with 152 yards, including a 70-yard touchdown to put the Eagles on the board in the second quarter. 

With a 304-yard performance by Eisenhower, Aymond credited the play of the Eagles and knew one thing that was for certain.

"They have great football team. We will not play anybody with more speed than them," Aymond said. "That's a good football team and they will win a lot of ball games this season. On offense, they did good and that defense played well too."

For the Mustangs defensively, Eisenhower's run attack did slip through a few times, but on passing situations, the Mustangs kept the pressure on Eagle quarterback James Jones. Just before half, the Mustang defense came up with a safety at a time when Eisenhower was looking to drive and close the gap.

Leading the offense in his second start, Gibson ended with 203 total yards of offense. His primary receiver target, D'Vonte Davis had three receptions for 37 yards.

But the main point for the North Shore team is the win. They have experienced the opposite and according to Aymond, it didn't feel well.

"I think we are excited about the season and we needed tonight to get to feeling good about winning again," Aymond said. "When you don't lose a lot, you don't get used to losing. You are not used to handling losing. You don't sharpen your losing coping skills, so to speak. We don't handle that well and we need to get back on track and it starts with this win tonight."

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