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Badgers blast Ro-Hawks, 13-7
by James Ratcliff
Sep 20, 2012 | 1015 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Back row, from left, are Coach Troy Lover, Aaron Lopez, Weston Block, Zack Pawelek, Chance Leal, Steven Starnes, Lucas Janysek, Dylan Wright, Chayse Leal, Austin Block, John Garcia and Coach Donnie Dziuk. Middle row, from left, are Coach Jeff Huff, Coach Jeremy Gamez, Jacob Janysek, Philip Vaughan, Dylan Lopez, Nicholas Guzman, Kolton Witte, KD Glenn, Garrett Liska, Coach Jim Wood and Coach Bobby Perez. Front row, from left, are Coach Chris Werner, Mauricio Blanco, Elias Estrada, Alan Cordaway, Robert Morin, Paul Kinney, Devontrey Forth, Ronnie Kinney, Izzy Hernandez, Nicholas Adams and Coach Noel Lopez. Seated is Cory Cordaway.
Back row, from left, are Coach Troy Lover, Aaron Lopez, Weston Block, Zack Pawelek, Chance Leal, Steven Starnes, Lucas Janysek, Dylan Wright, Chayse Leal, Austin Block, John Garcia and Coach Donnie Dziuk. Middle row, from left, are Coach Jeff Huff, Coach Jeremy Gamez, Jacob Janysek, Philip Vaughan, Dylan Lopez, Nicholas Guzman, Kolton Witte, KD Glenn, Garrett Liska, Coach Jim Wood and Coach Bobby Perez. Front row, from left, are Coach Chris Werner, Mauricio Blanco, Elias Estrada, Alan Cordaway, Robert Morin, Paul Kinney, Devontrey Forth, Ronnie Kinney, Izzy Hernandez, Nicholas Adams and Coach Noel Lopez. Seated is Cory Cordaway.
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KARNES CITY – After opening the season with a loss to Kenedy, the Karnes City Badgers have had two consecutive games at Poss Johnson Field. The first ended with a 13-7 victory over Marion, and the second turned out to be similar against the Randolph Ro-Hawks. Not allowing Randolph to score offensively, the Badgers utilized their potent defense and disciplined play to defeat the Ro-Hawks 13-7 and finish the non-district portion of the season at 2-1. “We just prepared all week, came out and executed better offensively,” said Karnes City head coach Jim Wood. “Defensively we played outstanding. As long as we keep playing defense we’ll be fine.”

The first half’s lone score came with 3:55 to go in the second quarter as K.D. Glenn scored on a 6-yard run with Sr. RB John Garcia adding the extra point to give the Badgers a 7-0 lead. The Ro-Hawks’ only score of the contest came by way of their defense as Damani Phillips returned an interception 65 yards for the touchdown at the 7:50 mark of the fourth quarter. Zach Trujillo’s kick tied the game at 7-7. The Badgers broke the tie and won the game with just 36 seconds left in the game as Dylan Lopez connected with Glenn for a 30-yard passing score. Despite the failed PAT, the Badgers defense stood strong and denied Randolph a comeback bid as time expired.

Statistically, the Badgers gained 148 yards of total offense, with 101 yards over 31 carries and 47 yards passing over six completions. The Ro-Hawks, by comparison, were held to 129 yards of total offense, with 113 yards rushing over 34 attempts and 16 yards passing over three completions. Penalties were a different story as the Badgers committed only one 5-yard penalty and the Ro-Hawks were flagged eight times for 65 total yards. “I was proud of our kids for cutting down on mistakes,” said Wood.

This week, the Badgers will have their Bye week. Karnes City will take the field next week as they begin District 15-2A Division II play on the road against the Nixon-Smiley Mustangs. “We’re going to take some time this week to go back to fundamentals,” said Wood. “Right now everyone’s 0-0. We’re looking forward to it and the kids are excited.” Kickoff in Nixon is set for Friday, September 28 at 7:30 p.m.
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