South Houston quarterback Rudis Requeno stands in the pocket and fires downfield.
DEER PARK - South Houston quarterback Rudis Requeno passed for 317 yards, but it wasn't enough to offset four first-half touchdowns that carried Deer Park to a 35-21 victory over the Trojans Friday night at Abshier Stadium.
The contest was the District 22-5A opener for both teams. Deer Park is 5-1 for the season. South Houston fell to 1-5.
The Deer scored 14 points in each of the first two quarters to claim a 28-0 halftime lead.
Deer Park quarterback Austin Rainer fired three TD passes and piled up 308 yards through the air. The Deer registered 501 yards of total offense.
The Trojans shook off their unsteadiness in the second half as Requeno scored two of his team's three TD on the ground and passed for the other.
Requeno scored from eight yards out in the third quarter and from two yards out in the fourth. Trailing 35-14 with 1:08 left, Requeno fired a sideline pass to Toree Daniel, who broke a tackle and raced 66 yards for the game's final TD.
Requeno completed 27 of 46 passes for 317 yards without an interception. Daniel caught 15 passes for 241 yards.
South Houston junior Deion Francis looks for running room.
Deer Park quarterback Austin Ranier cuts inside of Trojans linebacker Nick Cross.
Deer Park's Justin James heads for the corner on his way to a 16-yard first-quarter touchdown.
South Houston defensive back Byron Hodgers wrestles down Deer Park receiver Eric Luna after a short completion.