The freshman boys defeated the visiting Mustangs 28-0 at Veterans Memorial Stadium. The Beeville junior varsity team traveled to King and captured a hard-fought 13-6 victory over the Mustangs.
King started the scoring midway through the first quarter in the JV contest for a 6-0 lead as the PAT attempt failed.
The Trojans quickly answered on a 12-play drive started on the their own 23-yard line.
Brandon Jimenez’s TD was overturned on an inadvertent whistle, but the Trojans were still able to score on the next play on a QB scramble by Dakota Del Bosque. Jonathan Schwindt’s PAT kick was good, and the Trojans took the lead at half, 7-6.
Coach Blake Burruss told the team at halftime, “Defense, if we shut them out the second half, we win.”
Not only did the defense answer that challenge, but the offense responded as well. After Del Bosque went down early in the third quarter with an injury, backup QB James Scotten stepped in and didn’t miss a beat. He led the Trojans on a fourth quarter drive that ate up most of the clock and covered 72 yards. It culminated on a fourth and four conversion from the 15-yard line when Scotten connected with TE Preston Tabb for the score.
Ricky Campos and Joel Larakers played well for the Trojan defense, forcing a turnover on downs to end the game, according to coaches.
“I’m very proud of the kids and their focus. With all the inclement weather we’ve had this week, they were able to stay focused on the task at hand,” said JV coach Stephen Hrncir.
“We also had a lot of kids step up this week and play when we were hit with a few injuries. I really think we’re improving with each game.”
At the freshman contest in Beeville, the Trojans and Mustangs battled through a scoreless first quarter. The Trojans exploded for three touchdowns in the second quarter to take a 22-0 lead into the half.
Joe Rey Garza got the first Beeville TD on a pass from QB De Bray Bonner that covered 25 yards. Eric Rosales made good on the two-point conversion run for an 8-0 Beeville lead.
The Trojan defense got the ball right back as DB Steven Garcia intercepted a King pass on a fourth and 12 play to put Beeville back on offense at the Mustang 46-yard line. Rosales then got his first TD on a 19-yard sweep right. He made good, again, on the two-point conversion for a 16-0 Trojan advantage.
The young Trojans forced a King fumble on the next series and went a short 16 yards on three plays for their third TD of the game. Rosales carried it into the end zone again, this time from five yards out. The PAT attempt failed and it was 22-0 at the half.
Trojan Aric Gamez ran well throughout the contest from his fullback spot and dominated early in the fourth quarter. Gamez got the Trojans down to the King four and Bonner took it the rest of the way for Beeville’s final score and a 28-0 win.
“Offensively, the Trojans are becoming a well balanced team. Defensively, the Trojans are swarming to the ball. We are becoming one,” said freshman coach Alan Burkett.
The freshman team will travel to Schertz on Thursday to meet the Buffaloes while the JV game will be held here at Veterans Memorial Stadium, beginning at 5 p.m.