Northwest finishes strong over Panthers

By Mary Wendell | Published Saturday, October 6, 2012
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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 … 0 … 10 … 14 … 7 – 31
Fossil Ridge … 0 … 10 … 0 … 0 – 10


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


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


Northwest – Stubbe run 11; Ihrig kick


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


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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