Southeast Texas News Group
DEER PARK- The Summer Creek Bulldogs proved to be too much to handle for the Vidor Pirates, as the Pirates season ended with a 51-27 loss Friday night at Clyde Abshire Stadium.
The Pirates (9-2) would amass 423 yards rushing but it would be a couple of key turnovers and a couple of big plays that would doom the Pirates. Even thought they were short on the scoreboard they never ran out of heart. The Pirates posted 27 points on a defense that allowed just 11.5 points a game this season.
“We had a great group of seniors this year and it makes me sad to see them go,” said Vidor coach Jeff Mathews said. “For a senior class you always want to leave the program better than you found it. We were 8-2 last year and 9-1 this year and next year we are striving to be better.”
Montana Quitante lead the offensive unit picking 172 yards on 22 carries and finding the end zone three times on the ground and once through the air to Colby Sciarrilla. Justin Moore and Michael Godeaux were also major contributers adding 103 yard and 78 yards respectively.
The Bulldogs (11-0) were lead by duel threat QB Aaron Sharp who collected 345 yards through the air and 78 on the ground. Sharp accounted for seven total touchdowns, with six coming through the air. Gregory Hogan was his favorite target pulling in six catches for 169 yards and four touchdown strikes. Torrey Johnson also had a big night with six grabs for 84 yards and one touchdown.
Summer Creek took the lead right out of the gate by forcing a fumble on Vidor's first possession. After the turnover, the Bulldogs struck first scoring on the second play from scrimmage. Sharp would fake a draw play then run it the other way 29 yards for the score. Jorge Trujillo added the extra point.
The result of the Pirates second possession would not be any different as the Bulldogs fell on another fumble. The Bulldog offense would waste little time scoring on the sixth play of the drive with a 10 yard strike from Sharp to Hogan. Trujillo would add the extra point as the Pirates found themselves in an early 14-0 whole with 6:43 left in the first quarter.
“We still felt good about our game plan after the fumbles,” said Matthews. “Both came from guys that are normally sure-handed but we never stopped fighting. That's what makes a coach proud”.
After both teams traded fruitless possessions the Pirates would take over at the Bulldogs 49 yard line thanks to a short punt. The offense finally got rolling as they moved down the field to score on only five plays. Facing a third and seven situation Quirante showed poise under pressure as he found Sciarrilla for a 12 yard touchdown strike. Tamayo's kick made the scoreboard read 14-7 with 53 seconds left in the first quarter.
The Pirates would not let up as Zach Massey fell onto a surprise onside kick. Starting on their own 48 yard line they would use 10 plays to chip away at the field position. Quirante showed his athleticism as he scampered 13 yards and fully extended on a dive for the end zone as he narrowly reached pay-dirt. Tamayo's kick would pull the Pirates back to even with 8:08 remaining in the half.
On the ensuing drive Summer Creek would stall in the red zone and be forced to settle for a field goal. Trujillo hit a bank shot as the kick went off the upright and bounced on the crossbar twice before it finally resulted in three points.
The Pirates offense would push into enemy territory looking for their first lead of the night. But the Bulldog defense would fall on their third fumble of the night to stifle the momentum.
The Bulldogs would captilize on the mistake using a 44-yard strike from Sharp to Hogan to land the offense 15 yards from the end zone. The following play Sharp would find Hogan again this time in the end zone. Trujillo's kick put them up by 10 with one minute until halftime.
The Bulldogs would come out swinging after halftime as they found the end zone yet again. Sharp managed to find Hogan yet again for a 27 yard score. The PAT put them up 31-14.
Summer Creek 51, Vidor 27
SC 14 10 21 6 51
Vidor 7 7 6 7 27
Summer Creek: Aaron Sharp 29 yard run. Jorge Trujillo kick
Summer Creek: Aaron Sharp 10 yard pass to Gregory Hogan. Trujillo kick
Vidor: Montana Quirante seven yard pass to Colby Sciarrilla. Michael Tamayo kick
Vidor: Quirante 13 yard run. Tamayo kick
Summer Creek: Trujillo 23 yard Field Goal
Summer Creek: Sharp 15 yard pass to Hogan. Trujillo kick
Summer Creek: Sharp 27 yard pass to Hogan. Trujillo kick
Summer Creek: Sharp 64 yard pass to Ruffnin. Trujill kick
Vidor: Quirante 32 yard run. Conversion failed
Summer Creek: Sharp 28 yard pass to Johnson. Trujillo kick
Summer Creek: Sharp 61 yard pass to Hogan, Kick blocked., 8:57 4th Quarter
Vidor: Quirante two yard run. Tamayo kick, 1:39, 4th Quarter
First downs 19 27
Rushes-yards 19-131 61-423
Passing 345 16
Total yards 476 439
Comp-Att-Int 15-23-0 3-11-1
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 3-3
Penalties-yards 8-70 8-50
Rushing — Vidor: Montana Quirante 22-172, Justin Moore 18-103, Michael Godeaux 9-78, Thomas Novak 9-45, Geth Simmons 2-24, Sage Smith 1-1; Summer Creek: Aaron Sharp 7-78, Demarius Smith 4-24, Jordan Braden 5-16, DeeVon Aldriege 3-13.
Passing — Vidor: Montana Quirante 3-11 16 yards, Summer Creek: Aaron Sharp 15-23 345 yards
Receiving — Vidor: Colby Scairrilla 2-12, Michael Godeaux 1-(1), Summer Creek: Gregory Hogan 6-169, Torrey Johnson 6-84, DeQuann Ruffin 1-81, Sydney Holt-Washington 1-20, DeeVon Aldridge 1-8.