Young Trojans win one of four against Cuero
by Bruce Harper
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Trojan eighth-grade QB Wyatt Blackwell readies a pass out into the flat against Cuero on Thursday night. The MMS White eight-graders lost to the young Gobblers by the score of 14-0.
Trojan eighth-grade QB Wyatt Blackwell readies a pass out into the flat against Cuero on Thursday night. The MMS White eight-graders lost to the young Gobblers by the score of 14-0.
BEEVILLE – The Moreno Middle School Trojans opened their football season last Thursday with four home games against the visiting Cuero Gobblers.

The eighth-grade squads split with the Cuero boys, while the seventh-grade teams both lost their contests with the visitors.

In the “A” game, the offensive struggled, but the defense came up big. After a quick three and out, the Trojans put their defense on the field, and it took them just one play to score. Brandon Limonez returned an interception for a touchdown on Cuero’s first offensive play for a 6-0 lead.

In Beeville’s next offensive possession, quarterback Justin Gomez marched the team down the field in a drive that included a 26-yard hook-up on fourth down between Gomez and Jacob Flores. The drive was capped off with a six-yard touchdown run by a tough-running Dolton Corpus. Gomez converted with a dive into the endzone to give the Trojans a 14-0 advantage.

“Our offense moved the ball really well behind stellar O-line play and a good receiving corps. Defensively, the Trojans shut out the Gobblers with the leadership of linebacker Paul Wessels and defensive tackle Wesley Syester,” said MMS coach Tim San Miguel.

“These kids came out and dominated the night. We are very proud of our boys.”

In the “B” game for the eighth-graders, the Trojan ground game misfired early. The squad then went to the air in the second quarter and found some success. Receiver Nick Rodriguez made two great catches in a drive before halftime.

The Trojan defense lead by Wyatt Blackwell and David Soto held strong all night and kept Cuero scoreless in the second half. There were a lot of bright moments in the game, and the Trojans hope to build on them. (No final score was provided.)

“We asked our players to play hard and leave it all out on the field, and we feel they did just that. We are very proud of our kids and excited for the rest of the season because we know our boys are driven to succeed,” said MMS coach Patricio Flores.

In the 7B team contest, the Cuero boys earned a 16-0 win. The Trojans had a few good drives but could not get into the end zone.

Big runs from QB Alfredo Rojas, running backs Domingo Matury and AJ Arispe highlighted the Trojan offense. Defensively, Beeville had some big hits from Johnny Rodriguez.

In the A match-up, the Gobblers were able to capitalize on two big Trojan turnovers to get an early lead to help coast to a 36-6 victory.

Big runs from Ryan Hernandez and Orlando Martinez bolstered the Trojan offense. QB Joedaya Tapia had some nice completions to keep the drives alive. Defensively, David Chapa, Jaylin Cardenas, Donyvan Givens and Iyon Hill came up with some big plays, according to the coaches.

“We were in the right spots every time, but made some costly mistakes that cost us 22 first quarter points. After the first quarter, the Gobblers were held to 14 points,” said MMS coach Ricardo Maldonado.

“Once we fix our mistakes, we are going to be a tough competitive team to play against.”

The MMS teams took on Cade on Tuesday night with the eighth-grade boys at home and the seventh-grade squad traveling to Victoria.
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