League City–Alvin was on the way to making a game of it.
Down 21-0 with about a minute to go in the second quarter, Yellow Jacket quarterback Josh Erwin-Ceyanes connected with Luis Lechuga on a pass for a 24 yard gain inside the 25. But Lechuga fumbled shortly after receiving the ball, the Clear Creek Wildcats recovered and on the very next play running back Colby Davis stormed up the field and juked his way to a touchdown just before halftime that would seal the outcome of a 49-7 rout for the Wildcats in high school football action.
With the win the Wildcats (6-2, 3-2) moved one step closer to sealing a playoff spot, something the Yellow Jackets (1-7, 0-5) denied them last season in a Week 10 upset.
“We know we can do good in this district,” said Davis, who finished with 113 yards on 18 carries and rushing TD’s. “We just have to keep playing every game as if it is our last.”
Creek started off the scoring with a 44 yard touchdown reception by star running back C.J. McElroy from starting QB Chris Collins that made the score 7-0 with 5:23 left in the first quarter. After a 33 yard Alvin punt, McElroy appeared to be cut off but used his amazing speed to sneak past the Alvin defense down the sideline and score an 87 yard touchdown with 11:39 left in the second quarter to give the Wildcats a 14-0 lead. The University of Houston commit, who had another 82 yard touchdown called back because of a holding penalty, had 99 yards on only 4 carries with 1 TD and had 60 yards on receptions and 1 TD, all compiled only in the first half.
“We started the year by talking about what kind of experience and talent we had coming back, so our emphasis was that we could be competitive if we play well and that we could play with anybody [if we play to our potential],” said Wildcats head coach Darrell Warden.
The Yellow Jackets appeared to have something going late in the half after they slowly began marching down the field but Lechuga’s fumble and the subsequent touchdown took the wind out of the sails of the Yellow Jackets. The team would not score until the late stages of the game when Chris Sheppard scored on a 14 yard run with 5:32 remaining in the contest.
In addition to the dynamic backfield duo of Davis and McElroy, third string running back Chris Price ran for 81 yards on 13 carries. Collins went 8-15, passing for 214 yards and 2 passing touchdowns for Creek. The Wildcats totaled 305 yards rushing overall and 519 yards of total offense.
Erwin-Ceyanes went 2-4 for 28 yards. Running back Corey Jackson ran for 123 yards on 28 carries. Overall, the Yellow Jackets had 204 yards of total offense.
Alvin will next go on to face Brazoswood before closing out the season against Pearland on November 5 at the Rig in Pearland. Creek will take on Clear Springs in the Battle of 518 in a game that will be as much about the bragging rights of which team will be able to call itself the best team in League City as it will be about determining who will be in the best position to make noise in the postseason.