Head coach Stephen Dixon and the Heights High School Bulldogs had dropped their previous two games in heartbreaking fashion by a total of six points.
But after close losses to Brenham (42-38) and Seven Lakes (29-27), they wouldn’t be denied that elusive first victory of the season against Houston Math Science and Tech, winning 64-14 last week in the opening game of District 18-6A play.
Behind 150 all-purpose yards and a touchdown from Tycorrian Bostick, the Bulldogs notched their highest offensive output of the season. On the defensive side, senior linebacker Jermarrick Armstrong tallied four tackles and his first interception as Heights stifled the Tigers’ offense.
Despite the season’s trying opening month, which saw the Bulldogs go winless against Dekaney, New Caney, Brenham and Seven Lakes – who are a combined 13-4 on the season – Dixon said the team’s mentality hasn’t changed heading into the meat of its district schedule.
“We knew going into the season the first four games would be tough. We expected to win most, if not all, with the talent we have,” he said in a text message Tuesday. “We learned some lessons along the way, and we’re ready for the stretch run.”
The Bulldogs were one of the three area teams to earn wins last week. In other results, the Scarborough Spartans are now owners of the school’s first multi-win season since 2007 after a 7-0 victory over KIPP Northeast last Friday. Scarborough now sits at 2-3 on the season.
Lutheran High North, meanwhile, remains the last unbeaten among area teams after a 57-7 victory over Sabine Pass ran its record to 3-0.
Waltrip had a bye last week and is back in action Saturday night with a road contest against Sharpstown.
Below is the scoreboard for last week’s games involving area teams:
Royal 15, Booker T. Washington 0
Lutheran High North 57, Sabine Pass 7
Trinity Christian 50, St. Thomas 0
Prestonwood Christian 12, St. Pius X 0
Heights 64, Houston Math Science and Tech 14
Scarborough 7, KIPP Northeast 0