Dobie receiver Dominque Bilbo (5) skies above the Channelview secondary to haul in a 10-yard TD pass from Tyler Wolfe with 1:38 left in the first half.
Channelview quarterback Averion Hurts passed for nearly 500 yards and Dobie's Andrew Robinson ran for over 300 in one of the wildest offensive games in the long history of Veterans Memorial Stadium on Saturday night, a 51-43 victory hammered out by the Falcons on the strength of 21 unanswered points late in the contest.
With his team trailing 43-30 late in the third quarter, Hurts launched a comeback that included two long TD passes and dealt the Longhorns a disappointing loss in their final game before the start of conference play in two weeks.
Eight seconds before the end of the third quarter, Hurts connected with Leterio Brown on a 33-yard TD pass as the Falcons sliced Dobie's lead to 43-37. With 5:12 left in the game, Channelview took a 44-43 lead on a 2-yard run by Anthony Bush and Adalverto Castenada's PAT.
With 1:12 left in the contest, Hurts dropped a 49-yard TD strike in the hands of Stanley Wesley to ice it.
The game featured an incredible 1,202 yards of total offense, 50 first downs and 13 TDs.
Hurts, a senior, completed 32 of 52 passes for 493 yards. He dished out five TD passes and was intercepted only once. The Falcons piled up 680 yards of offense and 29 first downs.
Robinson carried 22 times for 305 yards and scored three TDs. The Dobie senior had an 86-yard TD sprint in the third quarter wiped out by a blocking penalty. His elusiveness tormented the Falcons well into the second half before Hurts seized control.
Robinson opened the scoring with a 64-yard romp down the left sideline not quite four minutes into the game. After Channelview answered with a field goal, Robinson bolted 58 yards down the right sideline on the first play of the second quarter to lift Dobie to a 14-3 lead.
That was the start of a 42-point second-quarter scoring explosion, shared equally by both teams.
Channelview responded with a 43-yard TD run by Terrell Williams. Dobie took a 21-10 lead on an 18-yard TD blast by Patrick Hurst, but the Falcons counterpunched with another Williams TD, this one on a 3-yard pass from Hurts.
With 1:38 left in the half, Dobie quarterback Tyler Wolfe found Dominque Bilbo for a 10-yard scoring strike and a 28-17 lead. But Hurts brought his team right back in the remaining time, connecting with Wesley on a 26-yard TD pass with 19 seconds left.
A 35-yard TD pass from Hurts to Marquise Johnson lifted Channelview to its first lead, at 31-28, early in the third quarter. But the Longhorns posted the next 15 points.
Robinson broke free again on a 50-yard TD run. Dobie added a safety and then a 7-yard TD run by Wolfe that elevated the Longhorns to a 43-30 lead with 4:45 left in the third quarter.
But that wasn't nearly enough to hold off Hurts and the Falcons, who improved their record to 4-1. Dobie will take a 3-2 mark into its district opener against 4-1 Pasadena on Oct. 6.
Channelview's receivers shared in Hurts' bonanza night. Wesley caught 12 passes for 251 yards. Johnson caught seven for 125.
The Longhorns stacked up 465 yards on the ground. Hurst carried 11 times for 98 yards.
Dobie's Andrew Robinson forces Channelview's secondary into hasty retreat on a 64-yard TD run in the first quarter, the game's first score.
Channelview's Marquise Johnson (7) reels in the face of Dobie resistence after catching a pass in the first quarter. Closing in for the Longhorns are Kalon Bailey (4), Vaughn Leonard (21) and Chris Uzomah (28).
Channelview's Marquise Johnson (7) leaps high to haul in a pass from his quarterback, Averion Hurts (2). Dobie's Jessy Cedeno (36) makes a bid for an interception.
Andrew Robinson streaks past jubillant Longhorn fans on his way to a 58-yard TD jaunt on the first play of the second quarter.
A rare hiccup for the Falcons' passing game: Averion Hurts (far left) wings a pass over the middle, where Stanley Wesley makes the catch. Wesley fumbles the ball away (right) after being hit by Longhorns linebacker Jesse Cedeno (36). Dobie recovered.
Channelview quarterback Averion Hurts tries in vain to avoid a Dobie defensive charge led by Anthony Simmons (33) and Jonathan Jones (99). Simmons got the sack .
Channelview's Terrell Williams clears the corner on a 43-yard TD run early in the second quarter.
Dobie's Patrick Hurst bursts up the middle on a 18-yard TD run midway through the second quarter.
Tyler Wolfe completes a pass over the middle late in the first half despite a hard rush from Channelview linebacker Anthony Bush (34). Wolfe hit Dominque Bilbo for a 10-yard TD strike on the next play.
Dobie wide receiver Chris Stockman (19) bows to the greatness of Andrew Robinson (22), or perhaps he's contemplating a block as Robinson heads up the field.