The Douglass Astros are off to a strong start again for a consecutive season as they stay undefeated with their dominant 51-7 performance against the Towers Titans.

Towers knew what they were up against, coming into this game overmatched against an APS (Atlanta Public School) and Class-AA powerhouse in the Astros. They also looked to rebuild off their ugly 73-0 loss to the Columbia Eagles a week before.

After having a strong first two weeks of football, the Astros wanted to build off of that by feeding their star running back Quintavious Lockett and cleaning up special teams mistakes from last week.

Astros quarterback De’andre Watson wasted no time getting the offense in the endzone. Watson connected with his tight end Dre Towns for an 18 yard touchdown reception to help the Astros lead 8-0.

The defense overwhelmed the Titans offense, forcing them to go three and out all day. After turning the ball over on their offensive drive, the Astros forced another three and out and converted on their next offensive drive.

This time, Lockett broke loose for a 41 yard touchdown run to lead 16-0.

It seemed the Astros were about to cruise early on but the Titans were able to construct a productive offensive drive.

Titans quarterback Isaiah Logan found wide receiver Khalil White, narrowing the Astros lead to nine with 2:05 to go in the first quarter.

As always, the Astros had an answer. This time Watson rushed in from eight yard to increase the lead to 17, making the score 24-7 with 11:54 to go in the second quarter.

From that point on, the game was not in doubt. The Astros continued to pour it on the Titans the entire second quarter.

Lockett broke loose for a 74 yard touchdown run which opened the game up at 31-7.

The next time on offense, Astros quarterback Quandarius Sterling rolled into the endzone untouched from three yards, increasing the lead to 31.

The Titans had no answers defensively and could not hold their own against the Astros defensive line.

Before halftime, the Astros scored again. This time, Lockett scored on the receiving end for a 25 yard reception from Watson. The Astros lead 45-7 at halftime.

A late score by Astros backup running back Jeremy Westmoreland made the score 51-7.

The Astros have a bye week this week before returning to action against the Business Engineering Science Tech Eagles on September 20.

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