“We didn’t play well, Five turnovers and we made a lot of young inexperienced mistakes on defense,” said Trojan head coach Jimmie Mitchell.
“With the exception of five kids, last Friday night was everybody’s first varsity football game. We have to continue to focus on getting better.”
The Trojans did get on the scoreboard in the second quarter as a good kickoff return from Jared Pena put the Trojans in good field position at their own 46-yard line.
The play of the drive was a screen pass from QB Cameron Kremers to running back Tristan Pelitire. Pelitire gathered the middle screen in at the 40-yard line and raced 33 yards to give the Beeville offense a first and goal at the seven. Time was a problem as there were just 25 seconds left in the half with seven yards to cover. A personal foul on Kingsville moved the ball to inside the four and Kremers bulled his way over for the touchdown with 22 ticks left on the clock. Chase Ellerbee’s PAT kick went wide but the Trojans were trailing 28-6 at the end of the first half.
Kingsville received the second half kickoff and marched 79 yards for another score to go up 34-6. The Trojans answered immediately as Damien Aparicio gathered in the ensuing kickoff and rambled about 80 yards through the Brahma cover team to paydirt. The PAT run attempt by the Trojans was stopped short but the Beeville boys trailed 34-12.
Kingsville threatened on its next possession but defensive back Tanner Trevino ended the threat by picking off the Brahma quarterback’s pass on the Beeville two-yard line. The Trojans went three and out, with the Kremers’ punt getting partially blocked. The ball rolled dead at the Beeville 20-yard line, giving the Kingsville offense a short field.
Three runs from QB DeAndre Bergen put the Brahmas back in the end zone and pumped up the scoreboard to read 40-12 in favor of the home team.
Kingsville kicked off with a high short kick that the Brahmas covered at the Beeville 36. Six plays later it was a 46-12 contest.
After a good kickoff return by Trevino, the two teams traded fumbles. Gabriel Cardenas pounced on a Kingsville loose ball at the Beeville four to prevent a final Brahmas’ score.
The final Beeville drive showed promise for the Trojans. Starting at their own four-yard line, the Beeville offense marched 96 yards, eating up most of the fourth quarter on 17 plays. A pass from Kremers to Trevino covered the final 15 yards for the TD. The PAT by Ellerbee was good.
Kingsville burned the rest of the clock to make the final score a 46-19 victory.
The Corpus Christi Ray Texans pay a visit to Veterans Memorial Stadium this Friday for the home opener for the Trojans. Ray is coming off a 49-21 win over the Rockport-Fulton Pirates. The kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.