An hour lightening delay and another week of rest for running back Daniel Lasco did not deny the inevitable. The Woodlands High School football team opened District 14-5A play in style with a 35-0 blanking of Atascocita, Saturday night at Turner Stadium.
Joseph Schneider, in Lasco’s absence, threw for 234 yards and five touchdowns, completing 17 of 28 passes. Schneider also helped fill the void in the rushing game with 66 yards on 12 carries.
Jackson LaPlant played admirably in Lasco’s running back spot, rushing for 66 yards on seven carries.
It was believed that Lasco, who has not played since the season opener, would make his return as the district season got underway.
But Lasco was not needed. The Woodlands defense forced four Eagles turnovers and the Highlanders were never threatened, limiting Atascocita to 108 total yards.
Atascocita, now 2-3, was shut out for the third consecutive game and has not scored in 14 quarters, being outscored 104-0 over the last three games.
The Highlanders, ranked No. 7 in the state in Class 5A, stay perfect at 5-0.
Schneider threw to three main receivers. He connected five times with Max Ward, totaling 73 yards and a touchdown. Blake Webb was on the receiving end of four Schneider throws, for 86 yards and another touchdown.
Schneider also completed three passes to Zack Stewart, for 34 yards and a touchdown. He also threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Michael Cooper late in the first half as the Highlanders enjoyed a 21-0 lead at halftime.
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