New Beginning, New Win

Photographer: Austin
Photographer: Austin

  The  Ball High Tors escaped LaMarque with a win in the first  Clash of the Causeway game for the Tors. (The second Clash of the Causeway will take place at the end of the season against Texas City.) Defense dominated as the Tors and Cougars dug in and refused to yield until     the Tors’ Ar Warner’s 26-yard touchdown  pass to Nehemiah Noel with 53 seconds left in the third quarter. The pass and reception  provided the only score in 7-0 win in the regular season opener for both teams. This gave Ball a third straight win in the longtime rivalry.  “We got a great pass from (warner) down the middle,” said Ball High coach Kimble Anders.”Nehemiah hit the post. It was well-executed.” 

“That’s the great thing about football,” said La Marque coach Shone Evans. “It’s a game of inches. It was one play that cost us the game, but there guys on both sides of the field competing. Two Galveston County teams played hard.” 

That one bomb was all Warner needed thanks to the stingy Tor defense. Ball High held La Marque to just 105 total yards of offense. The defense recorded three turnovers, two from defensive back Dario Henry in the final four minutes of the game, including the game’s final play. 

The Cougars’ defense was up to the task, holding Ball High to 161 yards of offense. Ball High running back Clarence Dalton galloped for 106 yards on 25 carries to keep the ball out of the Cougars’ hands.  

The  Ball High Tors will play host to Houston Yates at 7 p.m. Friday at Courville Stadium, while La Marque welcomes St. pius X to a 7 p.m. home date at Etheredge Stadium on Friday.