Tiger freshmen fall victim to strong game by Dickinson running back
It’s a good thing the Dickinson Freshmen Gators had football security issues or otherwise Royce Bimage may have set some kind of TIFI rushing record for the freshmen division.
Bimage rushed for 193 yards and three touchdowns as the Gators rolled by the Deer Park Tigers 19-6 at Clyde Abshier Stadium Saturday morning.
Dickinson coughed up the football three times, including its opening two possessions of the contest, giving the Tigers a chance to beat Bimage to the scoring punch.
But the fumbles stopped and Bimage didn’t. He went on a tear and it started with the team’s third possession that saw the youngster motor 77 yards for the game’s first score, darting to his left to avoid tacklers.
A nine-play Tigers drive in the third quarter kept the ball out of Bimage’s arms for much of the quarter, but on the last play of the third, Bimage came up with his niftiest run when he ran through a series of would-be tacklers for a 72-yard touchdown run.
After Deer Park cut the deficit in half, the team wanted to obviously try an onside kick. Unfortunately, the youngster completely missed the ball and the Gators were gladly setting up shop 10 yards deep in Tigers territory.
After Bimage runs of four and nine yards, the kid went the final 15 yards for the victory-ensuring touchdown.
Deer Park’s touchdown was scored by Aiden Brock on a 40-yard run early in the fourth quarter.
Recovering the three Dickinson fumbles were the Tigers trio of Brody Busch, Aysen Miller and Blake Johnson.
While the score was still 0-0, Tigers quarterback Ethan Sauceda and his backfield weapons of Busch, Mason Holman and Brock had some success with the ground game, but not enough to consistently keep the chains moving.
Sauceda, who limped off briefly favoring his right leg during the team’s opening series, tried two passes but both fell incomplete.
The team will try to find the win column next weekend when the team hosts the La Porte Cowboys in a 9:30 a.m. start.