8/30/13 – Fort Worth All Saints 70; Brownwood 27

Pre-Game
The first game of the 2013 season took place at Gordon Wood stadium in Brownwood, Texas.  Fort Worth All Saints returned 15 starters from their 2012 SPC Small School championship team and were ranked #14 in the national small school poll put out by Max Preps.  Defensive Coordinator Chuck Howard took over the reigns of the Brownwood Lions when former coach Bob Shipley left for the 40 acres in Austin to serve on Mack Brown’s staff.  Brownwood was a playoff team in 2012 and ranked 25th in 3A according to Lone Star Gridiron.


Game Summary
It was over early.  The Saints looked well coached and their star players looked every bit the part.  QB Foster Sawyer completed 20 passes to 10 different receivers and the 2nd team was in early in the second half.


Highlights
*Almost being in a huge wreck on the way to our first game

*After having a punt downed at the one foot line, FW All Saints through deep over the middle on first down.  If the receiver hadn’t stumbled making an adjustment on the ball, it would have been a 99 yard TD pass.


Players to watch:
FW – QB Foster Sawyer (verbally committed to TCU)
Stat line: 20-24-0 for 325 yds, 5 TDs; rush 6-(-8) yds; tied the Texas Tour record for TD passes before being pulled early in the second half

FW – RB Daniel Gresham (verbally committed to Louisville)
Stat line: 8-37 yds, 3 TDs, rec 3-31 yds, TD, KR 1-81 yds; tackle; 230 pound RB whose YPC were limited by crossing the goal line three times.  Took mulitple tacklers to bring him down

FW – OL Demetrius Knox (verbally committed to Ohio State)
FW – OL Charlie Flores
FW – OL Markham Paukune
The All Saints OL is huge!

FW – WR/S Kendall Adams (verbally commited to Kansas State)
Stat line: 5-119 yds; PR 2-19 yds; 2 tackles


MVPs
Fort Worth – QB Foster Sawyer
Brownwood – QB Chris Keesee; 29-40-1 for 304 yds, 2 TDs; rush 6-1 yd, TD


Scoring Summary
First Quarter
FW – 2 yard run by Daniel Gresham (PAT good)
FW – 3 yard run by Daniel Gresham (PAT good)
B – 31 yard run by Carson Cloy (PAT good)
FW – 2 yard run by Daniel Gresham (PAT good)
FW – 5 yard run by Chris Lane (PAT good)

Second Quarter
FW – 12 yard pass from Foster Sawyer to Daniel Gresham (PAT good)
FW – 4 yard pass from Foster Sawyer to Ford Corbertt (PAT good)
B – 4 yard pass from Chris Keesee to Kamon Ontiveros (PAT good)

Third Quarter
FW – 12 yard pass from Foster Sawyer to Blake Hollenbeck (PAT good)
FW – 9 yard pass from Foster Sawyer to Isaiah Harris (PAT good)
FW – 44 yard pass from Foster Sawyer to Blaze Moorhead (PAT good)

Fourth Quarter
FW – 80 yard run by Turner Corbett (PAT good)
B – 54 yard pass from Chris Keesee to Bryan Johnson (PAT good)
B – 3 yard run by Chris Keesee (PAT blocked)

Attendees:
Brett L
David S
Hillary S
Jay W
Marshall S
Todd J

Aug 30, 2013 – East Palace

We picked East Palace because several people on the tour had eaten there before and a Chinese buffet sounded great.  Most people probably wouldn’t expect Brownwood to have a good Chinese option, but they’d be wrong.  The sushi is good for  a buffet and they do make it fresh.  There is a Mongolian stir fry that you can make, although I’ve never seen anyone using it.  The buffet is huge and even has things like frog legs, shrimp, and fish.  It would be really hard not to find something you liked.

Highlight #1: The sushi with the crab meat on top

Highlight #2: The inability to spell “Mongolian” (see picture)

Highlight #3: Bathrooms have colored glass that looks pretty nice, but labeled “Man” and “Female”

Texas Tour score: 7.7/10