Eagles’ senior quarterback Shawn Robinson only needed to complete six passes in route to a 51-17 drubbing of his former team—the Denton Guyer Wildcats. Despite the six completions, Robinson and the Eagles offense dominated the majority of the game. Robinson went 6-of- 12 for 112-yards and two touchdowns passing. On the ground is where Desoto dominated. As a team, the Eagles gained 283-yards rushing and averaged 8.8-yards per rush. Junior running back Kelan Walker impressed as well, rushing for 41-yards and three touchdowns.
Desoto showed why they are highly regarded in every major Texas high school football poll. The sheer size of the Eagles was too much for the Wildcats. Denton Guyer couldn’t get anything going through the air as they only managed to pass for 20 yards. The Eagles defense held the Wildcats to 240 yards of total offense—220 of those coming on the ground.
The imbalance on offense led to a perfect storm. After a 7-3 first quarter, the Eagles outscored the Wildcats 44-14 for the remainder of the game. The Eagles set the tone on the second play of the second half as Robinson found space and ran for a 54-yard touchdown.
Throughout the game special teams played a significant role. After a score from the Wildcats to make it 30-10, senior wide receiver KD Nixon took the ensuing kickoff 85-yards to the house.
The Wildcats were overwhelmed with the Eagles, and it was never really a contest. The Eagles continue their season with an away game against the Midland Bulldogs on Sept. 9. For the Wildcats, they will look to rebound against a Dallas Kimball side that started the season with two tough losses.
For Eagles’ head coach Todd Peterman, he can rest easy knowing that Shawn Robinson is now on his side.