In the seventh-grade game, the ‘Cats got on the scoreboard midway through the first period when Andrew Casarez scored on a 20-yard run to make it a 6-0 game. The two-point conversion failed.
Both teams had a hard time scoring the rest of the first half as both defenses made the stops when they had to. The ‘Cats put together a nice drive right before halftime but were stopped just shy of the goal line as time expired in the first half to keep it 6-0 in favor of S-T.
The home team got on the scoreboard again in the third quarter when Casarez went 20 yards to widen the gap to 12-0.
In the fourth quarter, S-T put the game out of reach on a 71-yard run by Casarez that made the score 18-0. Casarez added the two-point conversion to push the score to 20-0, which ended up being the final.
With the win, the young Bobcats are now 1-0 in district and 4-0 overall.
“The offensive line did a great job for backs Casarez, Randy Ybarra and Ryan Lasko,” said S-T coach John Salinas.
“The blocking of Alex Acosta, Ryan Jimenez, David Reyna, Michael Huerta, John Cirone and T.J. Amador was instrumental in the victory.”
The defense also played well, according to the coaches, as Joe Vega, D. J. Trevino and Sal Soto joined Acosta, Jimenez and Huerta in holding off the ‘Hounds.
In the eighth-grade contest, the Bobcats opened the game by receiving the kickoff. The home team drove down the field only to be stopped short on a fourth down attempt.
The game remained scoreless until the Greyhounds scored on a two-yard run and added the two-point conversion for an 8-0 lead going into the half.
The ‘Hounds added a 58-yard TD run plus the two-point conversion to go up 16-0 late in the third quarter. Taft tacked on two more points with a fourth quarter safety to make the final an 18-0 win.
With the loss the Bobcats are 0-1 in district and stand 2-2 on the season.
Banquete traveled to Skidmore on Thursday to meet the Bobcats. See that story in next week’s edition.