, Port Arthur, Texas


November 17, 2012

Manvel exploits Titans defense, grabs bidistrict victory


CHANNELVIEW — Manvel 49, Port Arthur Memorial 37

Turning point: After scoring a quick touchdown to take back the lead, Manvel’s Gary Haynes jumped a stop route in the flats on Memorial’s next offensive play and returned it 35 yards for a score. That sapped any momentum Memorial had in the quarter and sparked a points explosion that left the Titans trailing 28-10 with eight minutes left in the first half. Memorial never came within 12 points of the Mavericks again.

On offense: Wideout John Leday became just the fourth receiver in Titan history to break 1,000 yards in his career. He finished his Memorial career with 73 catches for 1,011 yards in two seasons.

Random stat: Manvel had eight penalties for 85 yards in the second half, while Memorial had one for 15 over the same stretch.

Playoff record: Port Arthur Memorial head coach Kenny Harrison saw his record in playoff games drop to 6-4 with the loss. It’s the first time Memorial fell in a bidistrict game since 2009, when the Titans lost to La Porte.

Intercepted: Manvel quarterback Shane McCarley was picked off twice in a game for the first time since North Shore did it in the Mavericks’ second game of the season. The two picks Memorial made Saturday was as many as McCarley had thrown in the previous five games combined.



PAM        3    10    10    14    — 37

Manvel        7    28    0    14    — 49

First Quarter

Manvel  — Kyrion Parker 3 pass from Shane McCarley (Juan Henriquez kick), 7:05

PAM — Ricardo Estupinan 27 FG, 3:58

Second Quarter

PAM — Ricky Fisk 1 run (Estupinan kick), 10:23

Manvel — Qyalan Clay 46 run (Henriquez kick), 9:57

Manvel — Gary Haynes 35 interception return (Henriquez kick),

Manvel — Richard Rose 13 run (Henriquez kick),

PAM — Estupinan 37 FG, 5:18

Manvel — Carlos Thompson 33 pass from McCarley (Henriquez kick), 0:50

Third Quarter

PAM — Fisk 7 run (Estupinan kick), 10:37

PAM — Estupinan 19 FG, 3:43

Fourth Quarter

Manvel — Thompson 33 pass from McCarley (Henriquez kick), 9:54

PAM — Albert Jacobs 22 pass from Fisk ( Estupinan kick), 8:23

Manvel — Rose 2 run (Henriquez kick), 2:39

PAM — Tayylor Labrie 20 pass from Fisk (Estupinan kick), 0:56TEAM STATISTICS

    PAM    Manvel

First downs    26    24

Rushes-yards    36-177    45-309

Passing yards    231    174

Total yards    408    483

Passes    18-28-1    13-22-2

Punts     1-34    1-56

Fumbles-Lost    1-1    1-0

Penalties-Yards    4-50    17-150


RUSHING—PAM,Ricky Fisk 24-86, Edward Mayfield 12-100, John Leday 1-1, TEAM 2-(-10). Manvel,, Shane McCarley 10-87, Clay 20-149, Rose 10-46, Carlos Thompson 2-25, Reggie Hemphill 1-2, TEAM 2-0.

PASSING—PAM, Fisk 18-28-1 231. Manvel, McCarley 13-22-2 174.

RECEIVING—PAM,, John Leday 5-73, Brandon Leday 4-56, Albert Jacobs 2-39, Tayylor Labrie 3-29, Edward Mayfield 2-19, Roderic Rucker 2-17. Manvel, Thompson 5-98, Clay 3-3, Kyrion Parker 2-18, Austin Bennett 2-37, Koda Matin 1-17.


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