After five straight wins to start the 2019 season, the Humble Wildcats met the Dobie Longhorns in a physical contest Saturday night at Turner Stadium.
Thanks to a physical running attack which wore the Wildcats down in the fourth quarter, the Longhorns beat the Wildcats 21-7 to move to 5-0 for the first time since 1999.
The game was a tough, low-scoring affair and through three quarters, both teams traded stops and missed opportunities.
Dobie led 7-0 at half, with the lone score being a 65-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Braden Gant.
On one possession late in the first half, Humble drove into the Dobie red zone thanks in part to a 23-yard run on a fake punt, but X’zavier Sidney was stopped on fourth and short at the Dobie 6-yard line.
In the third quarter, both teams traded possessions which ended in errant kicks; Dobie took the ball from their 21 down to the Humble 14 but missed a short field goal.
On the next possession, Humble took the ball at the 20 and got two 30-plus-yard pass catches to get into the red zone, but also missed a field goal try.
Two Dobie possessions later, with the game in the fourth quarter and the score still 7-0, the Longhorns got the ball at their 49 and used a 10-play, 51-yard drive (with nine of the plays being runs) which was capped by a 1-yard touchdown by Cameron Gray to make the score 14-0.
Humble, however, didn’t go without a fight. After a pass interference penalty gave Humble a first down, Dexter Wyble found Robert Williams for a 64-yard touchdown which cut the lead to 14-7 with 5:40 left.
But on the next possession, Dobie sealed their win with an eight-play, 70-yard drive, finished by a 24-yard touchdown run by Ja’Darieon Henderson to put the game away.
Humble, now 5-1, faces Summer Creek this Friday night at Turner Stadium.