CORSICANA — It was a case of too much speed and too much power for Corsicana against Terrell on Friday.
The Corsicana duo of Cameron Washington and DeVontay Bell paced a rushing attack that overwhelmed the Terrell defense during a 42-7 decision at Tiger Stadium.
The result was all too familiar for Terrell, which remains winless in District 15-4A after five games and has lost four of those contests by at least 35 points.
Even if the offense moved the ball better and the defense made more plays than last week’s 56-6 loss to Forney, Terrell head coach Darrell Jordan isn’t interested in moral victories.
“The bottom line is what we see on the scoreboard,” Jordan said. “We struggled to stop them.”
Washington scored three first-half touchdowns and rushed for 110 yards, while Bell added a game-high 188 yards and a touchdown as Corsicana (7-1, 5-1) took control of the game early, cruising to a 28-0 halftime advantage.
Corsicana rolled up 400 total yards in the first half, including 352 on the ground.
Meanwhile, it was another slow start for the Terrell offense, which has been held without a first-half touchdown in four of its past five games.
Dwayne Dowell provided the Terrell touchdown with an 82-yard run late in the third quarter. Dowell finished with a season-high 136 yards on 14 carries.
Terrell (2-5, 0-5) had two scoring opportunities in the first half, but both drives were stopped by interceptions. Terrell had five turnovers on the night, compared to zero for Corsicana.
Terrell drove to the Corsicana 9 early in the second quarter before Quincy Jackson’s pass was intercepted by Corsicana’s Donovan Fields, whose 54-yard return set up Corsicana at the Terrell 41. The ensuing drive was capped by a 4-yard touchdown plunge by Washington.
Late in the first half, Terrell was driving again when Corsicana’s Tevin McDonald picked off a Cameron Smith pass to end the threat.
In the third quarter, McDonald intercepted a Jackson pass and returned it 42 yards for a touchdown to make the score 35-0.
On Terrell’s next play from scrimmage, a fumbled backfield exchange was recovered by Corsicana’s Brodey Usery at the Terrell 7-yard line. Corsicana scored on a Jonathan Anderson run for its second touchdown in a 20-second span.
Terrell again struggled with consistency from its quarterbacks. Jackson and Smith alternated possessions for much of the game, with Shea South entering the game late in the third quarter. The trio combined to complete 13 of 27 passes for 116 yards and rushed for a cumulative 27 yards.
Terrell, which was plagued with poor field position for much of the game, managed 166 total yards in the first half but didn’t have any points to show for it.
“We moved the ball between the 20 [yard lines], and when we get inside the 20, we find a way to put it on the ground,” Jordan said. “We played well in spurts.”
Corsicana scored on its first three offensive possessions. Washington capped an 89-yard opening drive with a 26-yard touchdown run. The possession included a 54-yard run from McDonald on third-and-16 deep in Corsicana territory.
‘Bell was in control on the next Corsicana drive, gaining 66 yards on the ground including a 1-yard score.
Midway through the second quarter, Bell gained 86 yards on a quarterback keeper before stepping out of bounds at the Terrell 2-yard line. Washington scored two plays later.
The Terrell defense showed improvement in the second half, when it limited Corsicana to 60 yards, much of that coming via the Corsicana reserves.
“We’ve got to go back to work,” said Jordan, whose team will host West Mesquite next week. “We can’t give up on what we’re doing. We need to continue to work and continue to stay positive.”
Corsicana 42, Terrell 7
Terrell 0 0 7 0 -- 7
Corsicana 14 14 14 0 -- 42
C – Cameron Washington 26 run (David Cruz kick), 9:14
C – DeVontay Bell 1 run (Cruz kick), 2:41
C – Washington 4 run (Cruz kick), 9:43
C – Washington 1 run (Cruz kick), 1:41
C – Tevin McDonald 42 interception return (Cruz kick), 5:18
C – Jonathan Anderson 7 run (Cruz kick), 4:58
T – Dwayne Dowell 82 run (Josh Simmons kick), 1:52
First downs 17 17
Rushes-yards 39-197 44-396
Passing yards 116 64
Total yards 313 460
Passing 13-27-3 6-16-0
Punts-avg. 5-34.0 4-37.8
Penalties-yards 3-15 8-66
Fumbles-lost 3-2 0-0
Rushing: T – Dwayne Dowell 14-136, Darrion Mumphrey 3-16, Sabian Hubbard 5-18, Shea South 6-15, Quincy Jackson 7-10, Cameron Smith 4-2. C – Tevin McDonald 2-76, DeVontay Bell 12-188, Cameron Washington 14-110, Jamie Evans 4-15, Jonathan Anderson 7-9, Zachary Rash 5-(-2).
Passing: T – Quincy Jackson 5-7-2-54, Cameron Smith 6-15-1-47, Shea South 2-5-0-15. C – DeVontay Bell 5-13-0-53, Zachary Rash 1-3-0-11.
Receiving: T – Sabian Hubbard 3-37, Alvin Lampkin 2-22, Tevin Hall 1-11, Juwuan Booker 3-30, Kenyaski Nix 3-12, Dwayne Dowell 1-4. C – Christian Hines 4-46, Chris Burton 1-11, Jonathan Anderson 1-7.