Dobie receiver Vance Leonard skies over Pasadena's Francisco Rodriguez to haul in a 21-yard touchdown pass from Tyler Wolfe in the second quarter.
Robinson's Romps Make Short Work of Eagles
Andrew Robinson scored three touchdowns the first four times he touched the football Thursday night, launching the Dobie Longhorns to a 42-0 victory over Pasadena and a successful start to their bid to repeat as District 22-5A champions.
Robinson scored on dashes of 23, 54 and 60 yards and needed only one play into the second quarter to complete his night's work on offense. His four carries earned the Longhorns 145 yards and proved to be more than the hopeful Eagles, 4-1 going into the game, could digest.
Robinson was replaced by Deandre Bolden, who carried eight times for 162 yards. Dobie, now 4-2, owned a 35-0 lead at the half. Bolden raced 68 yards early in the fourth quarter for the only TD in a second half puncutated by Longhorn reserves.
The Eagles' running tandem of quarterback Nick Bernal and Julian Nanced totaled 36 carries but averaged only three yards a tote. Forced to the air, Bernal completed 13 of 25 passes for 133 yards, but was intercepted three times while fumbling once.
Vaughn Leonard picked off Bernal twice, returning the second one 87 yards for a TD with 4:18 left in the first half.
Bernal fumbled on the first play of the game when hit by Dobie's Kerry Henderson. On the Longhorns' first snap, Robinson skirted right end and scored from 23 yards out.
Midway through opening quarter, Robinson broke free on the right sideline for a 54 yard TD run. On the first play of the second quarter, Robinson blasted through the right side again for a 60-yard TD jaunt.
He left the game for good after defending the ensuing kickoff, but the Longhorns simply picked another poison. Midway through the second quarter, Dobie quarterback Tyler Wolfe connected with Vance Leonard, who made a leaping TD grab from 21 yards out.
That proved to be Dobie's only completion of the game.
A rare Eagles threat three minutes later ended abruptly when Vaughn Leonard intercepted a Bernal pass and returned it 87 yards for the Longhorns' fifth TD.
Patrick Hurst contributed 86 yards to Dobie's 458 yards of rushing offense. Kelton Bailey accounted for 49.
Dobie defensive tackle Kerry Henderson hauls down Eagles quarterback Nick Bernal on the first play of the game and in the process causes a fumble, recovered by the Longhorns.
Andrew Robinson crashes the right sideline and races 23 yards for the game's first TD on his team's first play.
Pasadena's Nick Bernal finds running room on a quarterback keeper in the first quarter.
Dobie's Vaughn Leonard leaps in front of Pasadena wide receiver Alfredo Garibay to make his first interception of the game.
Eagles quarterback Nick Bernal stares down the rush of linebacker Chris Uzomah to fire a pass downfield.
Robinson rings in the second quarter with his third TD of the game, a 60-yard burst with blocking help from Deandre Bolden (16).
Reserve running back Kelton Bailey steps out of the grasp of Pasadena's Alberto Castro for a long gain in the second quarter.
Patrick Hurst break free on a dash to the end zone. An illegal block wiped out the play.
Eagle defenders Francisco Rodriguez (21) and Oscar Castillo (12) catch up with Dobie quarterback Tyler Wolfe.