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Moreno seventh-grade ‘A’ squad skins G-P Wildcats ‘B’ and ‘C’ squads fare well vs. young ’Cats
by Bruce Harper
Sep 29, 2012 | 1002 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
BEEVILLE — All of the seventh-grade teams played well on Tuesday night against rival Gregory-Portland.

The “C” team dominated its impromptu scrimmage and then the “B” team boys worked hard and got a 16-16 tie in their game. In the “A” game, the young Trojans skinned the Wildcats 22-14.

In the C scrimmage, the defense shut down the Wildcats almost on every play. Seth Tapia had about half of the team’s tackles on his own. George Cano had two interceptions. Jared Elizalde and Richard Delgado also made some big tackles including a recovered fumble for a touchdown by Delgado. The defense never allowed the Wildcats a first down.

On offense, the team was led by quarterback Logan Williams and running backs JT Torres, Joe Tapia, David Vasquez and Cano. The offensive line blocked well and was led by Gabriel Rodriguez. The game ended with the Trojans scoring three touchdowns.

In the B game, the Trojans and Wildcats failed to score in the first quarter but the Trojans controlled the ball the entire period.

QB Wyatt Blackwell went the final two yards for the Beeville TD and then made good on a QB sneak for the two-point conversion to give the Trojans an 8-0 lead early in the second period.

G-P responded and scored just before the half to tie the contest at 8-8. The Wildcats then came back and took the lead, 16-8, at the 3:02 mark of the third period.

The teams traded a pair of fumbles in the fourth quarter, but with a little over a minute and a half left to play, the Trojans gained possession on another G-P turnover. Jaiden Chapa scampered into the end zone for the Trojans’ second TD with just six seconds left to play. Blackwell ran for the two-pointer and the game ended in a tie at 16-16.

“Bryan Lucio helped us move the ball all evening against the Wildcats. Joseph Arzola led the O-line and came up big on several plays,” said coach Ricardo Maldonado.

“Defensively, Jacob DeLeon and Donovan Crisp combined for several tackles.”

In the A game, the Wildcats jumped out to an early 6-0 lead, but the Trojan defense came up big one series later as Dolton Corpus intercepted a short pass and returned it 45 yards for the Beeville TD. Corpus ran for the two-point conversion and the Beeville boys were on top, 8-6.

The Trojan defense stopped the Wildcats and gave the ball back to the offense just before the end of the first half. The Trojans covered 55 yards in less than two minutes to reach the end zone. A Justin Gomez pass to Johnny Garcia completed the drive and went for the final 28 yards. The conversion attempt failed but the Trojans held a 14-6 lead at the half.

The third quarter was scoreless but the Beeville boys ran the entire period on a 57-yard drive that put them into the end zone on the first play of the fourth quarter. Gomez found a wide open Jacob Flores in the flat for the Beeville score. The play covered four yards. Corpus ran for the conversion points and the Trojans held a 22-6 lead with 6:22 left to play.

G-P scored once more, with just 1:30 left to make it a 22-14 final.

The Trojans got great runs from Jordan Sandoval, Dolton Corpus and Johhny Garcia. The O-line stepped up big to create holes. The defense started off rocky but, shut them down until late in the fourth. Beeville got big defensive plays from Joseah Delacruz, Isaiah Johns, Brandon Limonez, Jacob Perez and Wesley Seyester to hold the Wildcats to 14 points.

“These young Trojans know they have a long way to go. They have to stay hungry and focused if they wish to compete for the district title,” Maldonado said.

“This is a very hard-working group and we are proud of the success they have had so far. The 7A team sports a 3-0 record right now.”

The seventh-grade Trojans will be on the road next Tuesday night to meet the Kingsville Brahmas.
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