The St. Thomas Eagles football team has had a recent history of starting the season slow before ramping it up as district play begins.
The Eagles have now flipped the script on the former, while hoping to keep up the latter. St. Thomas raced past Houston Christian 42-0 on Friday at Granger Stadium in its final non-district game, moving to 3-1 on the season. It is the first time St. Thomas has begun 3-1 since the 2015 campaign.
Quarterback Jake Wright was on point again as he has been through the season’s entire first month, completing 16 of 22 passes for 309 yards and three touchdowns without an interception. It’s the third time this season he has thrown at least three touchdowns in a game.
Cameron Price was his favorite target, catching six passes for 96 yards and a touchdown. However, six different Eagles hauled in at least one pass, while three different receivers each caught a touchdown for the Eagles, who piled up more than 450 yards of total offense.
Johann Cardenas paced St. Thomas’ rushing attack, racking up 155 yards and a score. It was his second 100-yard game of the season, while he has also scored in three straight contests.
Defensively, Jackson Ward had 11 tackles along with two tackles for loss and his second interception, while Tegan Spencer racked up 13 tackles. Caleb Davis also had his second interception of the season.
In other private school action, Lutheran High North fell to 0-3 on the season with a 14-6 loss to Northland Christian on Friday despite the best efforts of Jared Campbell, who had nine tackles including a sack and one pass breakup.
It was a rough weekend for the area’s Houston ISD schools as both teams that played wound up on the wrong side of the scoreboard.
Kahlen Sam led the Waltrip Rams with 18 carries for 103 rushing yards in a 22-10 loss to Fort Bend Willowridge on Saturday, while Jaylen Middleton had his second rushing touchdown of the season late in the fourth quarter.
Zach Menefee had his second rushing of the season for Heights on Friday in a 28-6 loss to Katy Seven Lakes, which dropped the Bulldogs to 0-4 on the season.
Booker T. Washington (2-1) and Scarborough (0-3) were both idle last week, and will face off against each other this Thursday.
Last Week’s Scores
St. Thomas 42, Houston Christian 0
Northland Christian 14, Lutheran High North 6
Fort Bend Willowridge 22, Waltrip 10
Katy Seven Lakes 28, Heights 6
This Week’s Schedule
Heights at Westbury, 7 p.m., Butler Stadium
Scarborough vs. Booker T. Washington, 7 p.m., Dyer Stadium
St. Thomas vs. Katy St. John XXIII, 7 p.m.
Lutheran High North at Bryan Brazos Christian, 7 p.m.
St. Pius X at Concordia Lutheran, 7 p.m.