The McCallum Knights (2-1) were totally out-gunned, but made the Leander Grizzlies (1-1) work for their first victory of the season.
The Grizzlies led in nearly every category. Leader Glenn produced 404 yards of total offense compared to 258 yards for McCallum. Leander Glenn averaged 4.5 yard per carry for a 247 rushing yards. McCallum struggled for just 78 rushing yard. The Grizzlies’ varsity squad even out-numbered the Knights 52 to 39, less injuries.
Leander Glenn dominated McCallum in the first quarter. The Grizzlies’ Julian Morris started the scoring with a 1-yard touchdown (TD) run. Pedro Soto secured the point after touchdown (PAT) kick to take a 7-0 lead. Drew McGuire then connected with Jarvis Henderson with an 11-yard TD pass (PAT Kick Pedro Soto). Leander led 14-0 at the end of the first quarter.
The second quarter belonged to McCallum. Cole Davis connected on a 6-yard TD pass to Darius (PAT Kick Trinidad De la Garza). Cole Davis then found the end zone on a 17-yard TD scramble (PAT Kick Trinidad De la Garza). De la Garza was injured on a roughing the kicker call on the first PAT, and barely squeaked in the second.
The teams headed to the locker room with 14-14 draw.
McCallum’s lack of depth showed in the second half. Leander’s Julian Morris scored his second TD on the night on a 2-yard run. McCallum’s Cole Davis evened the score on a 1-yard quarterback scramble. McCallum’s PAT failed, giving Leander a 21-20 lead.
The Knights temporarily took a 26-21 lead when Cruz Escobar caught a 25-yard TD pass from Cole Davis (PAT failed). The Grizzlies narrowed the Knight’s margin with a two-point safety. Leander Glenn regained the lead and sealed the victory when Drew McGuire connected with Samuel Martin on a 25-yard TD pass (PAT Kick Pedro Soto).
Final score was McCallum 26, Leander Glenn 30.