Pearland 36, Spring Branch Memorial 0.
On Friday, September 2nd, the Pearland Oilers were suppose to play against the Spring Branch Memorial Mustangs at The Rig at 7pm but had to be delayed for quite some time.
This game was the first home game the Oilers have played for the season and was also senior night. After all of the seniors players, cheerleaders, and trainers were announced, a storm passed over and with Heavy rain and thunder which forced all the fans to take shelter in the Pearland High School cafeteria. The delay had end up lasting up to 2 hours, the game had resumed at 9:30 pm.
Out of the number of people who initially showed up to watch the game, about 70 percent had stayed through the storm to watch the game, these were the die hard fans that truly support the Pearland Oilers. On the other hand, the band and cheerleaders were sent home because of the storm.
As the first quarter started, Pearland was first to return. Within not even a minute the Oilers had scored a touchdown, made by number 20, during third down. With a score of 7-0 so early the fans wild up in excitement. After kicking off to the Mustangs, number 29 came in with a sack on the quarterback on 2nd down. On the next play number 21 made an interception which, after a couple plays later, led to a Pearland Oiler touchdown made by number 2. Later on in the quarter, number 2 made another TD and led the team 21-0.
In the second quarter number 2 came again with another touchdown after running 60-70 yards, the impressive run had the crowd cheering loud. Instead of going for the extra point the Oilers made a trick play for a 2 point conversion made by number 15. Later on number 2 made another TD leading the Oilers 36-0.
When half time came, the players got a 12 minute break instead of the traditional 24 minutes, since there was no band to perform their half time show.
Coming back to the game with the third quarter, the fans chanted their long “oooooooooooooohhhhhhh” like always as the punter kicked off the ball to the Mustangs. The Oiler’s defense did not allow them to go that far. In one play, the quarterback for the Mustangs dropped the ball when he was in the middle of throwing it which he had recovered, but the Oilers held them back which switched offense to the Oilers.
In the final quarter nothing major really happened at for the players on both teams were tired, I assumed, since it was around 11 because of the delay from earlier. Close to the end of the quarter the Mustangs were close to the end zone trying to make a score for themselves, but they didn’t, our defense prevented them from scoring. For the Oiler’s last drive, which was in the final 2 minutes, they could have went for the attempt to score another one, but instead kneeled the ball to end the game so everyone can go home, it was around 11:45. The final score was Pearland 36, Spring Branch Memorial 0.
Hope you were able to buy your tickets for the next game early because Friday September 9th your Pearland Oilers play against the Manvel Mavericks at The Rig, tickets had sold out fast for this is going to be an exciting game between the district rivals!