Story: Cameron Irvine, Director of Communications
The Revolution wasted no time pulling ahead of the Dallas Marshals and beat their third straight opponent by more than 40 points Thursday night in front of 3,568 fans at the Allen Event Center – a 61-18 triumph.
Texas jumped out to a 27-0 lead early in the second quarter on Chris Dixon’s third touchdown pass to a third different receiver. Dixon finished 17-of-23 for 149 yards, threw for seven touchdowns to just one interception. The offense scored on all seven of its possessions in the first half.
Dallas’ offense couldn’t muster much. The Marshals didn’t complete their first pass until 3:50 to go in the second quarter. The passing game completed just two of its first 20 throws before finishing 7-of-31 for 62 yards. Dallas averaged 1.8 yards per play (92 yards on 50 plays) and were 0-for-10 on third down conversions.
Receiver Clinton Solomon caught five passes – three for touchdowns – now second in the CIF’s young season in touchdown receptions with seven. Johnathan Haggerty caught two scores on four receptions. Brett Reece and Joe Adams also found the end zone through the air.
With Darius Fudge resting a minor injury, Michael Dyer was the rushing attack’s main workhorse carrying eight times for 34 yards and a first-quarter score. Jordan Brown and Dixon added 38 yards on eight carries combined.
Johnathan McKnight picked off two passes, returning one for a 49-yard score in the third quarter, igniting the offense that struggled after halftime. LaDon Hudson, in his first game, led the team in tackles with nine with a half sack, a forced fumble and two pass breakups. Jerico Nelson had six tackles with three pass breakups and also blocked the Revs fourth blocked field goal of the season.
NEXT UP: The Revolution will head back to Belton to take on the winless Centex Cavalry. Texas defeated Centex in the CIF season opener 69-21. It will be the second and final meeting between the Revs and the Cavalry this season.