Dobie junior Kelton Bailey cuts inside of a screen from teammate Dominque Bilbo (5) to score from 11 yards out early in the second quarter. Manuel Tarango (8) defends for Sam Rayburn.
Paced by another short but sizzling rushing performance by Andrew Robinson, the Dobie Longhorns on Saturday turned Sam Rayburn into a shortcut to a much anticipated District 22-5A showdown with Deer Park, now just 12 days away.
Robinson, the district's leading rusher, carried 10 times for 149 yards and scored three touchdowns in a half-game performance as the Longhorns easily disposed of the Texans 45-3 at Veterans Memorial Stadium.
Both Dobie and Deer Park stand 3-0 in district play with two games left. The Longhorns take on South Houston next Friday while Deer Park plays host to Sam Rayburn the next night.
The Longhorns, 6-2 overall, and Deer, 7-1, will square off on Thursday, Nov. 3, at Veterans Memorial Stadium.
Deandre Bolden, starting his second game at quarterback for the Longhorns, unveiled a passing touch to go with his breakaway mobility. He stung the Texans for two first-quarter TD passes, one to Robinson for a 20-yard score and the other a dramatic 19-yard toss to Chris Stockman in the corner of the end zone on a fourth-and-3 call.
After that, Dobie's ground game put the issue to rest. Kelton Bailey scored from 11 yards out and Robinson followed with runs of 9 and 54 yards to lift Dobie to a 35-0 halftime lead.
The Texans' only points came midway through the third period when Alexis Manjarres kicked a 20-yard field goal.
Dobie answered with a 25-yard field goal by Douglas Leighton and then a 70-yard TD run by Jordan Williams with 7:01 left in the game. Williams finished with 101 yards rushing on just four carries.
The Longhorns piled up 490 yards of offense, 417 of it on the ground. The Texans, 0-3 in district and 3-5 overall, completed only two passes and posted only 114 yards of offense.
Dobie's Patrick Hurst takes a short pass from Deandre Bolden (top) and breaks outside for a 19-yard gain (bottom) to set up the Longhorns' third touchdown.
Andrew Robinson cuts inside of Sam Rayburn defensive back Francisco Jimenez to turn a swing pass from Deandre Bolden into a 20-yard TD and Dobie's first score.
Texans quarterback Freddy Sevilla rolls out in search of a receiver. He kept the ball for a short gain.
Andrew Robinson is upended by Sam Rayburn defensive back Tim DeSoto after trying to sweep the right side.
Sam Rayburn's Alec Canas finds a crease on a punt return in the first quarter. Teammate Alexis Manjarrez (9) provides some running room by sealing out Dobie's Jessy Cedeno.
Sam Rayburn linebacker Eric Aldava (14) puts the brakes on Dobie quarterback Deandre Bolden.
Dobie's Chris Stockman lines up behind a wall of blockers, led by Andrew Robinson (22) and Dominque Bilbo (5), for a jaunt to the end zone after latching on to a short pass from Deandre Bolden. The play was wiped out by an illegal block but the Longhorns scored anyway a few plays later.