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Runge downs Woodsboro, 14-13
by James Ratcliff
Oct 18, 2012 | 1004 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Back row, from left, are Michael Rios, Ryan Saucedo, Richard Ramirez, Coty Garza, Levi Lewis, Bryan Winters and Rene Solis. Middle row, from left, are Corey Douglas, Travis Perez, Dylan Torres, Corey Barnes, Eric Gutierrez, Jeric Esparza and Justin Vasquez. Front row, from left, are Steven Salas, Ernie Miranda, Rob Molina, Darren Torres, Lucas Alvear, Severo Salas, Kevin Torres and Ryan Bird.
Back row, from left, are Michael Rios, Ryan Saucedo, Richard Ramirez, Coty Garza, Levi Lewis, Bryan Winters and Rene Solis. Middle row, from left, are Corey Douglas, Travis Perez, Dylan Torres, Corey Barnes, Eric Gutierrez, Jeric Esparza and Justin Vasquez. Front row, from left, are Steven Salas, Ernie Miranda, Rob Molina, Darren Torres, Lucas Alvear, Severo Salas, Kevin Torres and Ryan Bird.
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RUNGE – Coming off their Bye week, the Runge Yellow Jackets faced the Woodsboro Eagles in a game that saw both teams enter the contest undefeated, but only one left with their record intact. The Yellow Jackets, with their running attack and tough defense, ensure they were that team as they utilized both to great effect to defeat the Eagles by the score of 14-13, remain undefeated and start their District 14-1A Division II campaign at 1-0.

“It was really incredible,” said Runge head coach Ken Wallace. “It was hard-fought. Both sides deserved to win. It was as big a win to take part in in my 20 years of coaching.”

In the first quarter, the Yellow Jackets drew first blood in the contest on a 2-yard touchdown run by Rob Molina, with Ryan Saucedo kicking the extra point to put the score at 7-0. After Woodsboro tied things up at 7-7, Travis Perez connected with Darren Torres on a 25-yard pass and, with Saucedo’s PAT, the Yellow Jackets retook the lead at 14-7, which stood through halftime. Woodsboro scored once in the second half, but the extra point was no good, leaving the score at 14-13. The Yellow Jackets ran down the clock during their possessions in the second half to emerge victorious.

Statistically, the Yellow Jackets gained 205 yards of total offense, with 153 yards rushing over 43 carries and 52 yards passing over four completions.

“It was a slugfest,” said Wallace. “We were able to get first downs and run out the clock.”

This week, the Yellow Jackets will travel to Louise to take on the Hornets in district action. Despite Louise coming off their Bye week and without a win this season, Wallace is not looking past the Hornets.

“It’s what we call a trap game,” sad Wallace. “We’re not taking anyone lightly. It’ll be a real test for us.”

Kickoff in Louise is set for Friday, October 19 at 7:30 p.m.
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