The “B” teams were the first to see action on Tuesday night at Veterans Memorial Stadium.
The Wildcats kicked off and recovered a fumble on the kickoff to set up their offense on the Beeville 47-yard line. Two plays later and the Wildcats were in the end zone with the ball. The touchdown-scoring play covered 35 yards, all on the ground. The PAT two-point conversion was good and it was a 8-0 contest with 5:14 left in the first half.
Then the defenses took over. The Trojans shut down the Wildcat running game and effectively stopped the few aerial attempts from the visitors.
The G-P defense was also pretty strong but the MMS offense did more to themselves with penalties and fumbles to stop any possible progress down the field.
It was 8-0 at the half and that score held up the rest of the way for G-P’s 8-0 victory.
Defensively the young Trojans got excellent work from Monico Flores, Samuel Navarro, Justice Estrada, Prinston Garcia, Damien Nunley, Christian Smith, Samuel Martinez and Cameron Garza.
“The boys showed marked improvement on defense. I was real proud of how we played defensively tonight,” said MMS coach Randy Maupin.
“The offensive line needs some more work to get to the level we need,” Maupin said.
The “A” game had the Trojan Orange squad outgunned as the faster and bigger Wildcats cruised to a 28-0 victory.
G-P scored a defensive TD in the first quarter as a speedy linebacker crashed into the Beeville backfield and snatched the handoff from quarterback Tanner Trevino. The Wildcat defender was at full speed and heading toward the goal line to cover 22 yards for the score.
The Wildcats scored in each of the four quarters, taking a 14-0 lead at the half and they were up 20-0 at the end of the third quarter.
The final TD of the night came on a five-yard run with 4:03 left in the ball game. The two-point conversion was good and the young Wildcats were in front by the final score of 28-0.
The Trojan offense got good production from running backs Cody Elliott, Cameron Kremers, Trevino and others, but penalties and fumbles were problems all night for the young Trojans.
Defensively, the Beeville boys had Roberto Vargas, Elliott, Trevino, Kremers, Joshua Munoz and Jose Ramirez step up and make some stops against the Wildcats.
The young Trojans will be on the road next Tuesday night in Flour Bluff.