Summer Creek rolled in all phases of the game in defeating Kingwood, 34-7, on Friday at Turner Stadium. Bulldogs’ quarterback John Holcombe threw for 185 yards and two touchdowns, and was one of two rushers to surpass 100 yards in a dominating performance over the Mustangs.

Holcombe rushed for 103 yards and a touchdown while teammate Try Johnson churned out 177 yards on the ground and one score. The loss dropped Kingwood to 2-3 in District 21-6A play and 2-5 overall, and into a three-team tie for the district’s fourth and final playoff spot. Kingwood is battling Baytown Sterling and C.E. King, each at 2-3, for that final berth into the postseason. The Mustangs still control their own destiny as they finish the regular season against those two teams.

The Mustangs struggled moving the ball against a stout Summer Creek defense. Kingwood quarterback Matt Slayton threw for 50 yards and rushed for another 38 to pace the Mustangs. 

NFL Hall of Famers Kenny Houston (left) and Joe Greene visited players from the Kingwood and Summer Creek football teams Friday night at Turner Stadium.

Kingwood got on the scoreboard early in the fourth quarter when Slayton threw 11 yards to Carter Amerentos for the Mustangs’ lone touchdown. But that came after Summer Creek extended a 7-0 first-quarter lead into a 20-0 advantage by halftime. It was 27-0 before the Mustangs answered in the final period.

Slayton also connected on passes of 18 and 14 yards to Matthew Wheatley and Garrett Graham respectively. Blake Parr also rushed 11 times for 18 yards and caught a team-high four passes for seven yards.

It’s Homecoming for the Mustangs on Friday when they host Baytown Sterling at 7 p.m. It’s also the final home game of the 2017 schedule.