The Bridgeland football team scored on either side of a 47-minute weather delay — less than eight minutes into the actual game —and cruised to a 49-24 victory over the Bryan Vikings on Thursday in District 14-6A action at Cy-Fair FCU Stadium.
Bridgeland forced a three-and-out and six plays later took a 7-0 lead on an 8-yard run up the middle by Jerell McWilliams. As the extra-point kick sailed through the goal posts, officials sent the teams back to the locker rooms because of lightning.
When they returned to the field, Bryan again couldn’t move the ball, and Bridgeland again scored quickly. This time the Bears struck on a 48-yard touchdown pass from sophomore quarterback Connor Weigman that Hunter Wallis caught in stride at about the Bryan 10-yard line. Less than two minutes later, Weigman found Dylan Goffney in the corner of the end zone with a jump ball from 3 yards for a 21-0 lead with 6:27 left in the first quarter.
Bryan settled in by gaining a few first downs before having to punt then made a defensive stop that appeared to get the Vikings back in the game when Jalen Davis returned the punt for a touchdown. But officials called it back because of a personal foul.
Davis did get his touchdown two possessions later, running in from 7 yards to close the gap to 21-7. Bryan’s Ja’lijah Tyler had a 14-yard run on the drive and Nico Bulhof completed four straight passes.
But Bridgeland finished the first half as strong as it started it with Weigman touchdown passes of 76 and 8 yards to Atrevion Hunter and Goffney, respectively. The Bears could have scored more, but the Vikings’ Nic Caraway busted through the line to block a 20-yard Tyler Slusher field goal attempt.
The Viking fared well in the second half, especially in the fourth quarter with backup quarterback Camden Gray in the game. Davis broke free up the middle for a 16-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter, and after Jack Blackburn recovered a fumble on the ensuing kickoff, Bulhof kicked a 47-yard field goal to cut Bridgeland’s lead to 49-17.
Bryan scored the final points on a 32-yard TD pass down the sideline from Gray to Carnellius Lawrence, who made the catch despite a pass interference call on the Bridgeland cornerback covering him.
Tyler led the Vikings in rushing with 68 yards on 13 carries. Lawrence had two receptions for 37 yards.
Bridgeland scored twice in the third quarter with tight end Dylan Crippen pulling in a 7-yard touchdown pass and Mason Culton j... Click here to read full article