Whitehouse pulls away late for a 47-30, season-opening win over North Forney

By: Derek Johnson
Special Contributor/txhsfb.net

WHITEHOUSE— Josh Green passed for 210 yards and two touchdowns, while rushing for another as Whitehouse pulled away for a 47-30, non-district win at Wildcat Stadium.
Whitehouse struck first when Josh Green found Jermod McCoy in the corner of the end zone on an 8-yard TD pass to give the Wildcats an early, 7-0 lead.

North Forney tied things up on their next possession when quarterback Michael Phillips tossed a short pass to Damorrea Jones on a slip screen, and Jones outraced everyone down the middle for a 44-yard touchdown to tie the game, 7-7, midway through first quarter.

Whitehouse (1-0) began to pull away from North Forney as they reeled off 17 straight points to take a 23-7 lead on a Safety, and a pair of touchdown runs from Green and Iven Lacy.

North Forney (0-1) cut the deficit to 23-14 on a 13-yard scoring pass from Phillips to Ernest Thomas. But once again Whitehouse answered with a score of their own when Green dropped back and fired a 26-yard touchdown pass to McCoy, who made a sensational leaping catch to give the Wildcats a 30-14 lead.

North Forney trimmed the lead to 30-21 just before halftime as Phillips broke a couple of tackles at the line of scrimmage then turned on the jets for a 53-yard score down the sideline.

The Falcons quickly tied the game with Whitehouse early in the third quarter when backup quarterback Luke Kee tossed a 10-yard scoring strike to Emari Oydokun then North Forney blocked a punt which led to a field goal to knot it up, 30-30.

It would be all Whitehouse after that as the Wildcats scored 17 unanswered points, including a pair of rushing touchdowns from Mikevic Hall to cement a 47-30, season-opening win over North Forney.

WhitehouseTeam StatsNorth Forney
18First Downs12
47-84Rushing Att-Yards37-219
13-17-0-238Passing Comp-Att-Int-Yards8-16-0-118
2-51Punts- Avg3-35

WH- Jermod McCoy 8 yard TD pass from Josh Green (Beaux Benson kick)
NF- Damorrea Jones 44 pass from Michael Philips (Collin Randall kick)
WH- Safety, Punter stepped on back line
WH- Green 9 run (Benson Kick)
WH- Iven Lacy 2-yard run (Benson Kick)
NF- Ernest Thomas 13 pass from Phillips (Randall kick)
WH- McCoy 26 pass from Green (Benson kick)
NF- Emaryi Oyedokun 10 pass from Luke Kee (PAT Blocked)
NF- Randall 26 field goal
WH- Mikevic Hall 2 run (Benson kick)
WH- Benson 31 field goal
WH- Hall 2 run (Benson kick)

Whitehouse 7 23 7 10 – 47
North Forney 7 14 9 0 – 30

WH- Josh Green ( 12-16-0-210), Jermod McCoy (1-1-0-28), NF- Michael Phillips (6-14-0-90), Luke Kee (2-2-0-28)

WH- Josh Green 21-90, Mikevic Hall 23-85, DeCarlton Wilson 1-5, Jermod McCoy 1-2, Iven Lacey 1-2. NF- Michael Phillips 12-127, Damorrea Jones 24-90, Treyvon Johnson 1-2

WH- DeCarlton Wilson 5-100, Braylen Jackson 4-74, Jermod McCoy 3-46, Iven Lacy 1-18, , NF-Ernest Thomas 3-47, Damorrea Jones 2-55, Datavious Taylor 1-18, Emari Oyedokun 1-10. Jaquarion Robinson 1-(-2).

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