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Fort Bend Football Roundup: Clements, Marshall, Willowridge pick up wins

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Clements senior Patrick Smith (7) caught two passes for 94 yards and two touchdowns in the Rangers' 59-0 win over Pasadena. 

Clements 59, Pasadena 0

The Clements Rangers romped to a 59-0 victory over Pasadena Thursday at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Pasadena.

Head coach Bobby Darnell’s squad has started 3-0 for the first since 2009; the Rangers finished 9-3 that season, missing the playoffs in a 10-team district before Ridge Point joined FBISD football.

Rewind back to 2021; the Rangers collected nearly 500 yards of total offense including 390 yards rushing. Senior running back Junior Onipede and Kenneth Robinson III both ran for over 100 yards for Clements.

Senior Patrick Smith caught two passes for 94 yards and two touchdowns, while senior quarterback Micah Darnell was 4-of-9 passing for 102 yards and two touchdowns.

Smith scored three of the Rangers’ first four touchdowns. He caught a 27-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter. Smith scored on a nine-yard run along with a 67-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter.

Micah Darnell added a 77-yard run to put Clements 28-0 at halftime.

Mirelles scored a 21-yard scamper, and Onipede raced to a 61-yard score. Robinson scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter, with a 43-yard field goal from Lyle Link sandwiched into the final frame scoring.

Clements (3-0) will open District 20-6A play next week against Dulles.

Marshall 48, Galena Park 21

The Marshall Buffalos opened District 11-5A play with a win over Galena Park, 48-21. The Buffaloes led 35-7 at halftime, and the scoring starting with junior Jy’Adrian Wortham with a touchdown run in the first four minutes of the game. The touchdown run was set up by a 60-yard connection from junior Ja'koby Banks to senior Jeffery McWilliams.

Banks found senior Terrence Fontenot for a 47-yard touchdown with two minutes left in the first quarter.

The Buffs quarterback called his own number for a 38-yard touchdown to put Marshall up 21-0 in the final seconds of the first quarter after junior defensive back Jordan Sample recovered a Galena Park fumble.

The Yellowjackets scored in the first two minutes of the second quarter, but Marshall answered less than a minute later. Senior Terrence Fontenot ran for a 27-yard touchdown.

Banks closed out the first half with a 46-yard touchdown to McWilliams with 30 seconds remaining in the second quarter.

Banks accounted for his fifth touchdown with his second rushing touchdown three minutes into the third quarter.

Junior quarterback Jordon Davis scored the Buffs’ final touchdown two minutes into the fourth quarter.

Marshall (3-0, 1-0) will host Houston Northside next week.

Willowridge 57, Northside 0

The Willowridge Eagles shutout Houston Northside Thursday at Barnett Stadium to open District 11-5A Division II play, 57-0

The Eagles outgained Northside, 198 yards to -78. Willowridge forced seven turnovers including six recovered fumbles. 

The Eagles (1-1) will host Houston Waltrip next week.

Cypress Park 59, Lamar Consolidated 20

The Lamar Consolidated High School football team had a rough night at Cy-Fair FCU Stadium. The Mustangs faced a Cypress Park team, that runs the Slot-T offense which makes for a long night if the defending team can’t stop the run.

Lamar Consolidated lost 59-20 after giving up 11.56 yards per carry to Cypress Park. The Tigers collected 436 yards of offense and scored 38 points in the second quarter.

The Mustangs did have positives from seniors quarterback Dylan Garrett and wide receiver Rayshawn Glover.

Garrett was 17-of-28 for 254 yards and three touchdowns, while Glover caught seven passes for 205 yards and three touchdowns.

Lamar Consolidated (1-2) will host Humble in Week 4, and the Wildcats will play Aldine MacArthur.

Westside 34, Austin 25

The Austin Bulldogs couldn’t get their offense rolling against Houston Westside at Delmar Stadium on Thursday, losing 34-25.

Austin offense accounted for 140 yards, including 131 yards passing. Braeden Abbound was 9-of-18 for 131 yards passing. Weaver Luke caught six passes for 62 yards.

Special teams had a significant impact for the Bulldogs. Solace Young hit 23- and 35-yard field goals, while Hampton Phillips returns a kick-off 64 yards for a touchdown for Austin.

Austin (0-3) will begin District 20-6A in Week 4 against Ridge Point.

Follow Fort Bend Herald sports editor Ryan Dunsmore on Twitter at @duns_more for game updates. Follow the Herald sports department on Twitter at @fbheraldsports, Facebook and Instagram at Fort Bend Herald Sports. 

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