Brahmas beat down: Bellville blows out Royal for first district win

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After starting the season 0-4, the Bellville Brahmas headed into their first district game against Royal High School on a two-game win streak. Clearly the momentum from the previous two wins was still behind Bellville as the Brahmas blew out Royal 49-6. 

The scoring started early and fast for the Brahmas as they scored on their first offensive possession of the game on a deep pass to senior Chancellor Leaks-Gillum just three minutes into the game.

Just as they did to open the game, the Falcons would go three-and-out on their next drive and Bellville took advantage of Royal’s early offensive struggles. After converting a short 4th down, freshman Trevon Green broke off several big runs to put Bellville inside Royal’s ten.

Green would take it in for the touchdown from the 1-yard line to go up 14-0 with 2:54 left in the 1st quarter. Royal had blocked their extra-point attempt and taken it back for two points but an offside penalty negated it and gave Bellville another attempt which they converted. 

Royal returned the ensuing kickoff inside Bellville’s ten but another penalty pushed them back to the Brahmas’ 23-yard line and a false start penalty pushed them even further back to start their drive.

As was the story for the entire game, constant pressure on Royal’s quarterback caused the offense to stall and the Falcons failed to capitalize on the big kickoff return and would go four-and-out at Bellville’s 17-yard line.

Two big runs, one by quarterback Marcus Ward and the other by senior running back James Wiley, put the ball at Royal’s 28-yard line to close out the first quarter. Ward would kick off the second quarter scoring on a 28-yard quarterback keeper to go up 21-0.

The Falcons’ defense was able to keep Bellville out for the rest of the quarter but Bellville’s constant penetration to the quarterback was a disruptive force preventing any type of progress on the offensive side of the ball.

Royal would attempt to remedy the situation using quick, short passes but they were either dropped or broken up by tight Brahmas coverage a majority of the time.

The Falcons’ lone score would come in the third quarter on a deep 62-yard pass but Bellville had already scored before in the quarter to make the score 28-6. The Brahmas wouldn’t let up scoring three more touchdowns before the night was over.

The win pushed Bellville’s record to 3-4 and 1-0 in the district while Royal remains winless at 0-6. The Brahmas have a bye this week but will look to extend their winning streak to four against Tarkington on the road on Oct. 27. 

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