Garrett Moseley Ignites Van’s 56-14 Rout of Rival Lindale
VAN – In one of the most lopsided outcomes ever in one of the fiercest East Texas football rivalries, the Van Vandals laid a 56-14 beatdown on the Lindale Eagles on Friday night.
Lindale didn’t seem to have an answer for Van’s speed and the lethal passing combination of quarterback Garrett Moseley and receiver Connor Houston, who hooked up on five touchdowns. Four of those came in the first half as the Vandals built a 35-14 lead at intermission
For the second week in a row, the Eagles were also stymied by mistakes in the form of turnovers on offense and the kicking game. On its first possession of the game, Lindale tried a fake punt but Van didn’t take the bait and took control at the Lindale 31.
From there, it took four plays for Moseley to find Houston on a 12-yard scoring pass.
These two hooked up on Van’s next series, which began on Lindale’s 12 after a Montana Meador pass was tipped and intercepted by Cooper Bledsoe.
On first down, Moseley found Houston in the right flat. The speedy flanker made a move to the inside and scampered to the end zone.
With 3:01 remaining in the first period, after the Van defense forced another Lindale punt, Moseley hooked up with Houston on a 29-yard score.
Lindale finally broke the ice on its next possession traveling 68 yards in eight plays with Cameron Jenkins bulling his way over from 5 yards out.
But the Vandals stormed right back with Moseley again finding Houston from 26 yards out on third-and-10.
The Eagles found a bit of momentum on their next drive and Meador tossed a perfect scoring pass to Cameron Sir Louis in the corner of the end zone to trim the Vandals' advantage to 28-14.
With just 2:03 remaining in the half, Van pretty much settled the issue by marching 48 yards to score on a fourth down pass from Moseley to Houston once more to make it 35-14 at intermission.
In the second half, things went from worse to really bad for Lindale in the blink of an eye.
The Vandals moved to their sixth TD as Houston shot around right end for a 1-yard score running the count to 42-14, and on the ensuing kickoff, the Eagles fumbled once more, allowing Van to grab ideal field position at the Lindale 27.
Backup quarterback Jaxon Taylor hooked up with Tre Lovett, and in the span of just a couple of minutes, the Vandals had a 49-14 lead.
The telling statistic in all of this Van domination was that Lindale’s offense didn’t have the ball for one play in the third period.