Booker T. Washington High School head coach Kelvin Chatham had spoken before the season about just wanting his players to have fun and fly to the football.
Through two weeks, it appears the Golden Eagles’ players have done just that. Booker T. Washington beat Northbrook 38-21 last Thursday, Sept. 2 to improve to 2-0 on the young season.
It is the first time since 2016 that the Golden Eagles have won their first two games – which is also the most recent season the program made it to the UIL playoffs.
Quarterback Jordan Vidal had 315 total yards (265 passing, 50 rushing) and three total touchdowns for Washington, while running back Derrick Brimsley (183 yards rushing, three TDs) went over the century mark for the second consecutive contest.
Jaaden Matthews (132 yards receiving, one TD) and Brodrick Malone (131 yards receiving, one TD) were Vidal’s primary targets in leading the Eagles’ offense to 560 total yards.
Brimsley also had on interception on defense for Washington, while Daelin Randle and Xavier Witherspoon both had two tackles for loss.
Other public school action
The Heights Bulldogs dropped to 0-2 on the season with a 57-19 defeat at the hands of the Pearland Dawson Eagles last Friday. Jalen Morrison completed 17 of 22 passes for 233 yards and two touchdowns for Heights, while Xavier Neal had 10 receptions for 165 yards and one touchdown. Jonnie Robinson had 63 yards and a score on the ground.
Scarborough dropped to 0-2 with a 39-6 loss to KIPP Generations Collegiate, while Waltrip dropped its season opener 48-0 against Klein Forest. Shaun Crawford Jr. had three catches for 41 yards for the Rams.
St. Thomas’ Eagles outlasted Plano John Paul II 38-31 last Saturday at Frisco’s Ford Center in the inaugural Catholic Bowl showcase, moving to 2-0 on the season.
Sophomore running back Johann Cardenas led the way for St. Thomas with 103 yards and a touchdown on the ground, while adding 78 receiving yards on six catches.
Cameron Price had three catches for 88 yards and a touchdown from quarterback Jake Wright, who completed 13 of 19 passes for 216 yards. Wright also had two rushing touchdowns, while Zach Rocha (14 tackles) and Tegan Spencer (11 tackles) led the defensive effort.
Lutheran High North bounced back from an opening-week loss with a 50-7 win over The Village School last Friday, while St. Pius X fell 31-6 to Dallas Christian. Carson Hintz (12 tackles, three tackles for loss) led the defensive effort for the Panthers (1-1), while Vincent Doucet had four catches for 52 yards.
Last Week’s Scores
Booker T. Washington 38, Northbrook 21
St. Thomas 38, Plano John Paul II 31
Lutheran High North 50, Village School 7
Pearland Dawson 57, Heights 19
Dallas Christian 31, St. Pius X 6
KIPP Generations Collegiate 39, Scarborough 6
Klein Forest 48, Waltrip 0
This Week’s Schedule
Booker T. Washington at Baytown Sterling, 7 p.m., Stallworth Stadium
Waltrip at Houston Austin, 7 p.m., Barnett Stadium
Heights vs. Barbers Hill, 7 p.m., Delmar Stadium
Lutheran High North vs. Tomball Rosehill Christian, 7 p.m.
St. Thomas at Kinkaid, 7 p.m.
St. Pius X vs. Dallas Bishop Lynch, 7:30 p.m.
Scarborough vs. KIPP Northeast, 6 p.m., Dyer Stadium