Alvin delivered total domination in all three phases and blanked Kempner 17-0 Friday night in non-district football action at AISD Memorial Stadium. The game was also the Yellowjackets’ homecoming.
Evening their record to 1-1 for the season, the Yellowjackets outgained the Cougars 282-47 in total yards with the defense also creating four turnovers.
Deyshawn Peterson rambled for 152 yards on 19 carries and two touchdowns in an Alvin flex bone attack that also ate several minutes off the clock.
Despite having a promising first drive halted following first down runs by quarterback Trevor Bockel and Peterson, the Jackets quickly got the ball back with defensive back Gage Johnson recovering a fumble at the Kempner 21-yard line on the Cougars’ third play from scrimmage.
Daniel Blume collected nine yards on the ground with a pair of runs, while Peterson bounced off a tackle attempt at the line of scrimmage and dashed 12 yards to the end zone with 5:37 left in the opening period.
Caleb Reed added the extra point for a 7-0 Alvin lead.
The Jackets (1-1) then got another break on the Cougars’ next possession, as Kempner QB Javon Goss lost the handle and defensive back Cade Bingham fell on the loose ball at the Cougars’ 43-yards line. Peterson quickly busted loose for 16 yards to the 27 and Cole Erndt (62 yards on 14 carries) added a 14-yard carry to the 13. A personal ultimately thwarted the Jackets’ chances at pushing it across the goal line again, but Reed salvaged the series by drilling a 37-yard field goal through the uprights to increase the margin to 10-0 with 1:05 still remaining in the period.
After linebacker Easton Winfield’s sack forced a Kempner punt, the Jackets experienced their own turnover dilemma with a fumble. However, Alvin got the ball right back on the next play with lineman Christian Montalvo making the recovery at the Kempner 47-yard line.
The Jackets moved within scoring range, but a pair of false starts and Reed’s 41-yard FG attempt just falling short left the contest 10-0 at intermission.
Alvin continued its dominance in the second half, immediately forcing Kempner to go three and out and then putting the game away with an impressive eight-play, 50-yard march.
Peterson teamed with Bockel, Cole and Blume for key runs in the series with Peterson taking it the final 14 yards with 6:04 left in the third quarter. Reed’s PAT made it 17-0.
Linebacker Gavin Guthrie also intercepted a pass later in the contest to help keep the shutout intact for Alvin.
The Jackets next play Pasadena Memorial Sept. 10 at Veterans’ Memorial Stadium in Pasadena at 7 p.m.