Mongtomery, Bacone shut out TC, 45-0

Texas College's Michael Sidberry breaks for the open field against Bacone on Saturday at Mewbourne Field. (Christopher R. Vinn | Tyler Morning Telegraph)

Geo Montgomery scrambled and passed effectively, toasting the Texas College defense for more than 400 yards of offense and six touchdowns as Bacone spoiled homecoming with a 45-0 win over the Steers. 

Montgomery completed 16 of 22 passes for 343 yards, hitting five different receivers for his six scores to silence a near-capacity crowd Saturday at Mewbourne Field on the All Saints campus. 

Bacone (4-5, 3-1 in Central States Football League) bested TC for the fifth straight year and remained in second place in conference play. 

The Steers (0-9, 0-3) suffered their third shutout of the season. TC totaled 118 yards after starting its last drive still in double digits. 

Michael Sidberry, a junior slotback from Lewsville, totaled 111 all-purpose yards to lead the Steers on offense. Dontay Livingston (eight tackles) and Maurice Peterson (six tackles, interception) headed the Steers’ attempt to slow Montgomery, who outrushed the entire TC team (91-77). 

Montgomery, a senior from Richmond, Calif., showed touch with his arm throughout the afternoon while taking nearly all the snaps after splitting duties under center prior to the game. 

On the first play of the second half, Montgomery doused any hopes of a TC comeback when he hooked up with Anthony Ezell on a go-route down the visiting sideline, resulting in a 53-yard score and 31-0 lead. 

Ezell snagged two TDs on the day, leading a deep pool of Bacone receivers with four catches for 103 yards. 

Late in the third quarter, Montgomery zipped a pass to Stanley Johnson, who powered his way past the plane to finish off a 30-yard TD pass.

Montgomery capped a memorable effort by rolling out and hitting Rashad Rich in stride for a 33-yard score early in the fourth quarter for the final margin. 

In the first half, Montgomery hooked up with Ezell (28), Terence Hunt (55), and Sheriff Thomas (11) for TDs to give Bacone a commanding 24-0 lead at the midway point. 

The Steers, who have been outscored 396-26 in nine game, end the season with a road game at Langston on Saturday before returning home Nov. 12 to entertain Southwestern Assemblies of God. TC’s last win came in the 2010 finale against SAGU. 

STEER SCOOP: Bacone swept Texas College in a Red River Athletic Conference soccer doubleheader on Saturday, winning the women’s match in shutout fashion (3-0) and the men’s match in overtime (5-4). The loss by the Lady Steers (3-11, 3-6) cost them a chance to make the postseason while the Steers (2-14, 2-9) saw their worse season in school history end. …John Tyler captured first place in the battle of the bands on Saturday, held in conjunction with Texas College’s homecoming festivities. Dallas Kimball, who performed at halftime of Saturday’s game, placed second. 

Bacone 45, Texas College 0

At Mewbourne Field, All Saints

Bacone        10   14   14   7 — 45

Texas College     0     0    0   0 —  0

First Quarter

BAC—FG David Covey 25, 8:50

BAC—Anthony Ezell 28 pass from Geo Montgomery (Covey kick), 0:41

Second Quarter

BAC—Terence Hunt 55 pass from Montgomery (Covey kick), 9;37

BAC—Sheriff Thomas 11 pass from Montgomery (Covey kick), 0:26

Third Quarter

BAC—Ezell 53 pass from Montgomery (Covey kick), 14:38

BAC—Stanley Johnson 30 pass from Montgomery (Covey kick), 1:40

Fourth Quarter

BAC—Rashad Rich 33 pass from Montgomery (Covey kick), 10:04


                        BAC          TEX

First Downs        26        9


Passing Yards 343        41


Punts-Avg.        2-37.08-35.6

Fumbles-Lost2-0        1-1



RUSHING—Bacone, Geo Montgomery 13-91, Jamario Thomas 8-40, Tyler Thomas 11-28, Isaac Twenty 4-21, Aron McCoy 2-14, Stanley Johnson 1-2, Jamarcus Creek 2-0. Texas College, Michael Sidberry 8-64, Darrian Foster 4-13, Ed Burns 10-11, Edrick Bronson 4-(-2), Marques Thompson 1-(-2), Josh Isaac 5-(-7).

PASSING—Bacone, Montgomery 16-22-1—343. Texas College, Isaac 5-14-0—40, Bronson 2-7-0—1. 

RECEIVING—Bacone, Sheriff Thomas 5-80, Anthony Ezell 4-103, Johnson 4-61, Terence Hunt 1-55, Rashad Rich 1-33, Thomas 1-11. Texas College, Sidberry 5-25, Brandon Goss 2-16.  


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