Humble rips Pasadena 62-7 in penalty-marred contest
After its first two trips to Veterans Memorial Stadium resulted in Humble’s football team getting outscored 117-27, the Wildcats took their frustrations out on Pasadena Thursday night.
With Humble running back Isaiah Robinson surpassing 1,000 rushing yards for the season, the Wildcats finished their Pasadena ISD portion of its 2018 schedule with a 62-7 rout of winless Pasadena.
The first Pasadena-Humble meeting on the gridiron in 17 years saw the Wildcats overcome 143 yards in penalties thanks to an offense that finished with 668 total yards, 376 from the running attack and 292 from the passing game. All of that yardage led to 25 first downs.
Helping Humble raise its offensive average for the year was some poor tackling on Pasadena’s part.
Pasadena, which scored its only touchdown on a super rare score from the passing game in the third quarter, rushed for 147 yards and passed for 56.
The team was only averaging 35.6 passing yards through the opening six games so the 56 yards is probably a season high.
But like Humble, Pasadena was hounded by penalties all night long, finishing with nine penalties for 90 yards.
Robinson scored multiple touchdowns en route to rushing for 225 yards. He made it 14-0 with a 66-yard run, a pretty piece of running that saw the senior get outside, cut in at about the 45 of Pasadena and score standing up with 5:28 left in the first.
He then went on a 39-yard romp to the end zone that made it 28-0 and then a four-yard run to make it 35-0 at the half.
Humble scored 13 in the third quarter and 14 in the fourth.
Pasadena’s one score came from a 14-yard pass from Armando Gracia to Kemon Haywood. The eight-play drive was helped by a 44-yard run from Jacob Henriquez.
Pasadena’s other highlights were an interception by Joshua Spann in the end zone and a 55-yard punt by Eder Garza. Unfortunately, it did the Eagles no good because the struggling defense promptly allowed a 75-yard touchdown pass to a wide open Dontee McCray, who made it 42-0.