TAFT – It was one of those nights for the Skidmore-Tynan Bobcat varsity football team. After a close first quarter, the home-standing Greyhounds picked up the pace and raced by the ’Cats 50-6.
Taft got one touchdown in the first period to lead early at 7-0, but the second quarter explosion of 21 points put the game away for the ’Hounds. Going into the halftime break, the Greyhounds owned a 28-0 lead and were dominating the contest.
The Bobcat defense gave up two third quarter scores to the Greyhounds on short runs while their offense struggled to move the ball consistently against the Taft defense. It was a 43-0 game with 12 more minutes left to play.
S-T’s offense clicked enough to score the lone TD of the night on a four-yard run by Ryan Lakso for six points in the fourth period. The conversion attempt failed to make it a 43-6 game.
Taft running back David Sturgeon scampered 41 yards to finish off the scoring and make the final a 50-6 win for the Taft boys.
S-T picked up 11 first down in the contest. The Bobcats rushed for a total of 166 yards, and QB Aaron Hughes threw for 16 yards on a 1-5-1 night.
Nick Hernandez led the rushing attack with 70 yards on 17 carries. Lakso finished the night with 57 yards on 18 totes. Eddie Salas ran for 25 yards on just five carries, and Alex Rocha had 13 yards on six attempts.
T.J. Amador caught the one pass from Hughes that went for 16 yards.
“Overall, it was a good effort from our Bobcats. We lost 17 varsity players this year to season ending injuries. So we have had to combine our JV with the varsity the last four weeks,” said head coach John Livas.
“They are playing hard and giving us everything that they have. We are ready to finish up the season and get started with our off-season program here at Skidmore.”
The Greyhounds ran for 396 yards and passed for another 169 yards in the contest. Josh Vasquez led the crushing ground attack with 138 yards on nine carries.
The season finale is a home game against district front-runner Refugio this coming Friday night.