LA MARQUE, TX — Texas City had its way with La Marque on Friday night.
The Texas City Stingarees burst out to a 42-7 lead and cruised to a 56-35 win over the La Marque Cougars in the annual “Battle of the Bay” at Etheredge Stadium in front of over 6,000 fans. The game was part of the 2013 Great American Rivalry Series presented by the U.S. Marine Corps and Hibbett Sports.
The Stingarees set the record for most points scored by one team in the series and combined with the Cougars to set the all-time points record in a single game in the series. The Cougars lead the all-time series 33-20-3.
After going for 148 yards and three TDs last weekend for Texas City, senior back D’Onta Foreman ran for 105 yards and four scores and was named the Great American Rivalry Series Most Valuable Player. He, along with his twin brother Armanti, is a Texas commit. Armanti caught a 54-yard TD pass from senior quarterback Andrew Allen on Texas City’s first play from scrimmage.
Senior back Donald Lynch had a 27-yard interception return for a TD and a 20-yard TD run for the Stingarees. Junior quarterback LaDarrian Ellis-Jones had three scores for the Cougars.
Texas City (2-0) hosts Pasadena next Friday night, while La Marque (1-1) is at Coldspring-Oakhurst the same night.