Written by Jon Machota
201 yards, 21 points in first quarter fuels Sachse's 55-16 rout of Flower Mound
GARLAND – Starting with the first play from scrimmage, Sachse was in total control Friday night at Williams Stadium.
Led by senior dual-threat quarterback Kent Myers, the high-powered Sachse offense gained 201 yards and scored 21 points in the first quarter en route to a 55-16 victory over Flower Mound.
Myers, who was named homecoming king shortly before kickoff, was in control throughout, completing 71 percent of his passes for 282 yards and three touchdowns. He was pulled at the end of the third quarter as Sachse, the No.14 ranked team in the latest SportsDayHS 5A area rankings, was comfortably ahead 48-3.
Senior wide receivers Tyrique Edwards and Bruce Brookins were Myers’ favorite targets. The two combined for seven receptions, 179 yards and two touchdowns.
Edwards was responsible for getting the offensive party started on the game’s first play. Myers found him for a short pass to the right. Edwards then used his speed and a couple of blocks down field to dart up the visiting sideline for a 70-yard gain. Junior running back Devine Ozigbo then carried it up the middle for a 6-yard touchdown.
Ozigbo added another rushing score late in the first quarter, extending the lead to 14-0.
The Sachse defense joined in on the fun in the final minute before halftime. As Flower Mound senior quarterback John Hofmeister was trying to run out the clock, senior defensive lineman D.J. Blohm ripped the ball out of his hands and returned it 9 yards for another score and a 35-3 halftime lead.
Brookins moved to quarterback to start the final quarter. On the only snap he took, the senior burst through the line, quickly found space up the near sideline, cut back to avoid a tackle and dashed 75 yards for the team’s final touchdown.
Hofmeister, who led Flower Mound (1-3) with 70 yards rushing on 22 carries, threw 22 times but only completed eight passes for 68 yards.