WACO — The Ellison Eagles have been putting up video game numbers this season on offense, and that continued Thursday night in Waco against University, winning 54-27.
Ellison has now put up a staggering 197 points in four games.
The game was a tale of two halves.
The game ended with a lot of yellow flags and a lot of offense.
The Eagles (4-0) finished with 620 yards of total offense, quarterback Carl Robinson III had 404 passing After both teams came up empty on their opening possessions, Ellison found the end zone on its next two possessions with Darrell Peterkine rushing for scores from 3 and 52 yards out. The Eagles led 14-0 with 1:39 to play in the first quarter. Peterkine finished with 13 carries for 110 yards.
The first two drives were helped in part by Eagle running back Terry Gillespie. He had 40 yards on the two drives, including a 27-yard run where he ran over two Trojan defenders.
The Ellison defense had trouble stopping University’s do-it-all running back, Nick Ward all game. Ward finished the contest with 230 yards rushing on 34 carries.
The Eagles next six points in the half came from the leg of Morgan Button, who connected with field goals from 38 and 46 yards out.
In the second half, the Eagles quick-strike offense stuck again, as they scored touchdowns on their first four possessions coming out of the break to separate themselves from University.
Robinson rolled out to his left and found X’zavier Green ahead of the field to about the 30-yard line where he appeared to be going down, but he broke away from two Trojan defenders and headed to the end zone for a 43-yard touchdown catch.
Ellison’s next drive went for 63 yards on seven-plays, the capper a Robinson pass to Jyaire Shorter for an 18-yard score. Shorter leaped over a University defender in the end zone on the play and the Eagles led 34-19.
The next two touchdowns came as Robinson found Ta’von Gwynn on passes from 17 and 18 yards out.
Gwynn ended the night as the leading receiver for Ellison catching seven passes for 142 yards.
The Eagle defense kept Ward and the Trojan offense scoreless for the entire third quarter. Ellison outscored University in the third quarter, 28-0.
In the fourth frame, following a Trojan touchdown, Robinson called his own number and outraced six University defenders for a 53-yard touchdown scamper.