Memorial's Chris Cargile is driven out-of-bounds by North Shore's Earnest Thomas in first-quarter action.
North Shore's Davonte Milton pounded Memorial's otherwise valiant defense for 207 yards on the ground and accounted for the game's only two touchdowns as the high-powered Mustangs hammered out a 17-6 victory over the Mavericks on Friday night at Veterans Memorial Stadium.
North Shore rolled up 427 yards of offense but were limited to Milton's two TDs and a 26-yard field goal by Carlos Perez late in the game. Memorial's only points came on a pair of short field goals by Miguel Taboada in the first half.
The Mustangs led by only a 7-6 margin until Milton blasted 32 yards to the end zone with 2:14 left on the first-half clock. The second half passed as a defensive standpoint, the only points coming on Perez's late field goal.
The loss left the Mavericks with a 1-4 mark for non-district play. Memorial opens District 22-5A action in two weeks against Sam Rayburn. North Shore improved to 4-1.
Memorial's efforts to keep pace offensive were hurt by an ineffective running game and four interceptions thrown by quarterback Greg Gallardo, who completed eight of 24 passes for 148 yards. Two of Gallardo's interceptions led to North Shore TD drives.
PORT ARTHUR MEMORIAL 63, SOUTH HOUSTON 13
Quarterback Terence Singleton and running back Nathan Holman combined for 227 yards on the ground and five touchdowns as the Titans cruised to a 5-0 record in Port Arthur.
Averaging 49.4 points a game, the Titans blasted their way to a 35-6 lead at halftime.
Singleton scored three TDs, one on a 56-yard run. Holmes scored on a 49-yard jaunt and also caught a 39-yard TD toss from Singleton.
The Trojans mustered little offensive beyond Rudis Requeno's short passing game. Regueno completed 20 of 29 passes for 146 yards.
He scored on a 1-yard run in the second quarter to cut the Titans' lead to 21-7, but was intercepted late in the quarter by Memorial's Matthew Romar, who returned the ball 17 yards for a Titans TD.
The 1-4 Trojans open District 22-5A play in two weeks at Deer Park, a 34-31 overtime victim to La Porte on Friday night.
North Shore's Rodric Simmons tries in vain to haul in a pass as Andrew Garza (32) and Aaron Robinson apply pressure on the sideline.
Mavericks sophomore Bryce Elkins crashes into the North Shore secondary after catching a quick pass from Greg Gallardo on the first play of the game. North Shore's Chris Russell (3) moves in to make the stop after a long gain.
North Shore's Earnest Thomas (27) puts the squeeze on Memorial receiver A.J.Gill.