Pasadena linebackers David Hernandez (91) and Oscar Elizondo (24) put the brakes on Deer Park's Jarrod Blocker after
a short gain.
Second-Quarter Eruption Helps Deer Stay Tied With Dobie for First
Pasadena High let a tight game spin out of control in the second quarter Friday night as Deer Park wrecked the Eagles' homecoming with a 44-0 victory at Veterans Memorial Stadium.
Deer Park used the victory to climb back into a tie with Dobie for first place in the District 22-5A standings, each at 2-0.
Trailing just 7-0 after the first quarter, the Eagles were victimized for 24 points in the second quarter, 17 of those coming in the final five minutes of the half.
Deer Park quarterback Austin Rainer capped the decisive second quarter with his second touchdown pass, a 44-yard strike to Payden McVey with 20 seconds left in the half. Rainer earlier tossed a 40-yard TD pass to Chase Gibbs.
Deer rushers Jarrod Blocker and Demetrius Banks accounted for 116 yards on the ground and three TDs. Banks scored on a 12-yard run in the second quarter and an 18-yard run in the third.
Kris Ungacta led Pasadena's offense with 109 yards rushing on 23 carries. The Eagles suffered no turnovers, but Pasadena punted 11 times in the game and never penetrated the Deer Park 20.
The Eagles fell to 0-2 in district play and 3-4 overall.
Eagles running back Kris Ungacta plunges into his line with Deer Park's Taylor Freimuller in hot pursuit.