In a pouring rainstorm at Bible Stadium last Friday, the Rouse Raiders accomplished yet another school first, notching the first district win in school history, defeating Dripping Springs 15-7.
In what was largely a defensive struggle, neither team was able to string together a series of long, sustained drives or impressive numbers offensively. However, the Raider defense came through yet again, holding the district’s leading returning passer, Kyle Johnson, to just one touchdown pass while intercepting Johnson twice.
The Raiders also recovered two Dripping Springs fumbles on the night.
Rouse’s Billy McCrary led the way for the Raiders’ offense, rushing for 115 yards on 26 carries, including a 66-yard run to open the second half. That run set up a Demetrius Hood touchdown to put the Raiders up 7-0.
McCrary would score Rouse’s second touchdown later in the third quarter.
Dripping Springs’ only score of the night came late in the game as Johnson hit Cole Rogers on a long pass to make it a one possession game with just 3:09 left.
The Raiders play Leander at Bible Stadium tomorrow.