The Bobcats received the ball to start the game and on their first possession scored when fullback Jon Echavarria rambled 64 yards around left tackle for the touchdown. Echavarria made good on the two-point conversion run for an 8-0 S-T lead.
The visiting Eagles then put together a drive of their own, scoring on a 16-yard run. The PAT two-pointer was good for a tie at 8-8.
The young Bobcats put together another good drive behind the blocking of Jacob Martinez, Damien Toelkin, Anthony Villarreal, Seth Phillips, Gilbert Palomo, Caleb Davis and Aaron Hughes.
Running backs Donavan Encinia and Echavarria took advantage of the big holes up front and Echavarria finished the drive with a 12-yard run for the score. The conversion failed, but the ‘Cats were in front 14-8. Echavarria punched one more TD across right before the half to make it a 22-8 game at the intermission as Encinia made good on the two-point conversion run.
Ezekial Huerta and Adrian Castaneda also provided some good gains on the ground for the Bobcats on the drive.
The Eagles came out in the third quarter with another long drive that resulted in a 13-yard pass play. The conversion was good, to draw the visitors within six points at 22-16.
The final score came in the fourth quarter as Encinia broke away for an 84-yard TD run for the ‘Cats.
Seventh-grader Andrew Casarez made some good runs behind the eighth-grade line while seventh-grade defensive linemen Alex Acosta, Michael Huerta, T.J. Amador and Ryan Jimenez all made key stops for S-T. They joined the eighth-grade defenders Nathan Magana, Eddie Salas, Palomo and Fred Gaujardo for a stout defensive front for the Bobcats.
Both the seventh- and eighth-grade Bobcats are 2-0 on the season. The teams played Stockdale late this week.