Then the junior varsity squad then fell 25-0 to the Trojan JV in the nightcap.
The JV Trojans used an impressive ball-control offense led by QB James Scotten. The running game piled up yardage and used the clock to Beeville’s advantage all night. The Trojans also used a couple of long scoring plays to put points up on the board, one offensive strike and the other was a defensive gem.
‘I was very pleased with our performance on Thursday. Our kids played hard for the entire game. The guys were focused and executed better than they had all season,” said JV coach Stephen Hrncir.
Running backs Aaron Castilla, A.J. Rojas, Maverick Martinez and Ryan Rangel powered their way to good gains all night long.
Beeville opened the scoring with a 37-yard romp from Martinez in the first quarter. The PAT kick from Jonathan Schwindt was true and the Beeville boys were on top 7-0 with 3:07 left in the first quarter.
Defensive ends Isiah Montez and Preston Tabb kept the Texans bottled up and forced a three and out on Ray’s next possession.
The Trojans marched 61 yards for the second period score with Castilla going the final four yards with the help of lineman Adam Aleman. A bad snap prevented the PAT kick from adding to the score, but it was a 13-0 ball game with the Trojans out front at the 6:27 mark of the second quarter.
That score held up the rest of the first half. The Trojans opened the second half at their own 30-yard line. It took just one play for Rojas to split the middle of the Texans’ defense and ramble the full 70 yards for the TD. The PAT was no good. The score had the Beeville boys holding a 19-0 advantage with just 16 seconds gone in the third.
The final touchdown of the game came a couple of minutes later as Castilla, in as a defensive back, picked off a Texan pass at the Beeville 25-yard line. He raced up the sideline, all the way, for the touchdown, making the score 25-0 entering the fourth quarter.
Brandon Jimenez and Rangel ran well for the Trojans in the final period. Beeville got inside the Texans’ 20-yard line with under two minutes remaining. The drive stalled however, and the Trojans sent in kicker Schwindt for a final field goal attempt for 30 yards out. The kick sailed through the uprights and the hosts captured the shutout, 28-0.
The JV squad will travel to Gregory-Portland on Thursday night to meet the Wildcats. The game will begin at about 7:30 p.m.