Northwest gallops past Indians, 35-7

By Mary Wendell | Published Saturday, September 29, 2012
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GO AROUND – Northwest’s Emmanual Moore breaks a tackle against Keller. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Led by senior wide receiver Dakota Chavis, the Northwest Texans got back on the winning track Friday.

Chavis scored three of the Texans five touchdowns in Northwest’s district opening 35-7 win over the Keller Indians.

“We ran the ball and if you can’t run the ball, you don’t have a chance,” said Texans head coach Bill Patterson. “We ran the ball tonight and it made a huge difference. If you can run the ball and stop the run, which we didn’t do great but we held them to only seven points.”

The Texans (3-1, 1-0) came out strong in the opening drive, with Chase Morrison catching a 65-yard pass by Draze Lawliss. The big play set the Texans up at the Keller five yard line. Chavis ran the ball the rest of the way for the Texans’ first touchdown.

Keller rebounded quickly with a 28-yard run by Dalton Mills. It would be the Indians’ lone score of the night.

On the ensuing kick Emmanual Moore returned the ball 64 yards setting the Texans up at the Keller six yard line. Chavis got the call again, putting the Northwest up 14-7.

The second quarter brought a 66-yard touchdown reception by Dylan Stubbe from Lawliss, making the score 21-7.

A 17-yard pass to Moore by Lawliss in the third quarter put the Texans on the board for their fourth touchdown.

The final touchdown was scored with 2:38 remaining in the third with a 17-yard run by Chavis.

“We’re just a different team [after the loss to Midlothian],” Chavis said. “We’ve got to keep the momentum going.”

The Texans will face Fossil Ridge Thursday at Keller ISD Athletic Complex. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.Northwest 35, Keller 7

Northwest … 14 … 7 … 14 … … 0-35
Keller … 7 … 0 … 0 … … 0-7


Northwest – Dakota Chavis 5 run; kick good
Keller – Dalton Mills 28 run; kick good
Nothwest – Chavis 6 run; kick good


Northwest – Draze Lawliss 66 pass to Dylan Stubbe


Northwest – Lawliss 17 pass to Emmanual Moore; kick good
Northwest – Chavis 17 run; kick good


First Downs … 25 … 6
Rushes yards … 261 … 25-34
Passing yards … 172 … 77
Total yards … 433 … 111
Comp-Att-Int … 10-14-1 … 10-18-1
Fumbles-lost … 1-1 … 0-2


Rushing: Northwest, Chavis, 17-162, Stubbe 16-94; Keller, Dalton Mills, 23-121
Receiving: Northwest, Morrison, 2-68, Moore, 4-34; Keller, Galen Etie, 5-41
Passing: Northwest, Lawliss, 10-172; Keller, Martinez, 10-40, McEachern, 12-38

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