Fort Bend Travis and Elkins each carry perfect 3-0 marks into their district opener Thursday night.
Travis leads 7-0 in the first, when Elkins quarterback Cameron George calls his own number, and he gets into the open field. He’s off to the races, 83 yards down the far sideline for an Elkins touchdown, Knights tie it up at 7 apiece.
Then it’s the Elkins defense coming up big. The pass is tipped at the line of scrimmage, and there’s Jalen Harbut there to pull it down for the interception, and he takes it the other way 31-yards for the touchdown, Knights lead it 14-7.
It’s tied at 14 in the 2nd, when Travis quarterback Eric Rodriguez fires into the end zone for Jarrell Farr, it’s a 21-yard scoring strike and Travis goes back in front 21-14.
Elkins answers right back, as George lofts one up for Savion Sims, and Sims fights his way across the goalline for the touchdown, it’s tied at 21 at intermission.
In the third, Rodriguez swings it out to Farr and Farr finds the end zone, it’s a 7-yard score and the tigers lead 28-21.
Elkins responds on the ground. Issiah Nixon takes the handoff, makes a man miss in the backfield, and suddenly there’s a big hole. He goes 45 yards to the house, and Elkins evens it back up at 28-28.
But the Knights have no answer for the Travis passing attack. Rodriguez throws five touchdowns, three to Farr, and this one puts the tigers up 35-28.
Later, it’s Kalen Shankle going right up the gut, 7 yards for the score, and Travis leads 42-28.
The same score in the fourth when Rodriguez uses his feet, he adds a 9-yard touchdown run to put this one away, as Fort Bend Travis improves to 4-0 with a 56-28 win over Elkins.