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Northwest finishes strong over Panthers

By Mary Wendell | Published Saturday, October 6, 2012

MAKING HIS MOVE – Northwest’s Dylan Stubbe makes his way downfield during the Texans’ 31-10 victory over Fossil Ridge Thursday. Stubbe scored two second half touchdowns. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Despite a weak start in the first half, the Northwest Texans turned things around in the final two quarters on their way to a 31-10 win over Keller Fossil Ridge.

“We told them at halftime that that was as bad as we could play, and we were still tied 10-10,” Northwest coach Bill Patterson said. “We came out that second half and scored 21 points.”

Fossil Ridge (1-4, 1-1) missed two field goal attempts in the first quarter but finally connected on a 39-yard field goal from Cody Siedel four minutes into the second quarter.

Two minutes later, they scored their only touchdown of the night with a 47-yard pass from Jacob Gnacinski to Chaylon Bowman giving the Panthers a 10-0 lead.

The Texans (4-1, 2-0) responded with a 32-yard field goal from Cayden Ihrig, cutting the deficit to 10-3.

Then less than a minute before halftime, Draze Lawliss completed a 24-yard pass to Emmanual Moore, tying the score 10-10.

Northwest came out strong the second half, scoring two touchdowns in the third quarter. Moore received a 19-yard pass by Lawliss, and Stubbe ran 13 yards for the second touchdown. The Texans held a 24-10 lead heading to the final quarter.

Northwest struck one more time with a 16-yard run by Stubbe.

“A lot of it was because of me the first half,” Stubbe said. “I didn’t come out very focused and the second half I told myself that I had to pick it up and hold on to the ball. We came out as a team and won the game.”

The Texans will play Haltom for homecoming at NISD Stadium Friday.

“We’re going to take a whole lot of confidence from this game and after tomorrow, we should be done with this game and be focused on the next,” Stubbe said.

NORTHWEST 31, FOSSIL RIDGE 10

Northwest … 0 … 10 … 14 … 7 – 31
Fossil Ridge … 0 … 10 … 0 … 0 – 10

SECOND QUARTER

Fossil Ridge – Cody Siedel 39 field goal
Fossil Ridge – Chaylon Bowman 47 pass from Jacob Gnacinski; Siedel kick
Northwest – Cayden Ihrig 32 field goal
Northwest – Emmanual Moore 24 pass from Draze Lawliss; Ihrig kick

THIRD QUARTER

Northwest – Moore 19 pass from Lawliss; Ihrig kick
Northwest – Dylan Stubbe 13 run; Ihrig kick

FOURTH QUARTER

Northwest – Stubbe run 11; Ihrig kick

NORTHWEST … FOSSIL RIDGE

First Downs … 22 … 11
Rushes yards … 42-209 … 26-32
Passing yards … 144 … 189
Total yards … 353 … 221
Comp-att-int … 15-22-0 … 13-28-3
Punts-avg … 2-35.5 … 4-40
Fumbles-lost … 5-3 … 0-0

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

Rushing: Northwest, Chavis 20-94, Stubbe 8-68; Fossil Ridge, Gnacinski 14-20, Bowman 8-12
Passing: Northwest, Lawliss 15-21-144; Fossil Ridge, Gnacinski 13-28-189
Receiving: Northwest, Moore 6-74, Stubbe 5-41; Fossil Ridge, Castleberry 3-73, Seidel 5-47

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