Badgers shutout Brahmas, 27-0
by James Ratcliff
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The Karnes City Badgers pause to reflect on their win against Stockdale on the field Friday night.
The Karnes City Badgers pause to reflect on their win against Stockdale on the field Friday night.
STOCKDALE – After defeating Poth in overtime in their last game, the Karnes City Badgers looked to keep their district record intact as they travelled on Highway 123 to face the Stockdale Brahmas in a key District 15-2A Division II matchup on Friday night. With their rushing offense and tough defense dictating the pace, the Badgers shut down and shut out the Brahmas by the score of 27-0 to clinch a playoff berth.

“That was one of our goals,” said Karnes City head coach Jim Wood. “Our main goal is to win the district championship. We’ve still got one more game left to play to accomplish that goal.”

The Badgers scored once in each quarter of play. The first quarter’s score came with 43 seconds on the clock as Dylan Wright scored on a 2-yard run, with John Garcia kicking the extra point to put the lead at 7-0. The second quarter’s score came at the 3:53 mark as Nick Adams scored on a 10-yard touchdown run, though the missed PAT left the lead at 13-0 at halftime. The third quarter’s touchdown came on the legs of K.D. Glenn as he scored on a 12-yard run with 3:36 on the clock. Garcia’s kick extended the lead to 20-0. The fourth quarter’s score, and the final touchdown, came with 8:14 left to play as Wright scored his second 2-yard rushing touchdown of the contest. Garcia’s final PAT gave the Badgers a 27-0 lead that stood as time expired.

Statistically, the Badgers gained 301 yards of total offense, with all of it coming from their ground game over 58 carries. The Brahmas, by comparison, were held to 26 yards of total offense, with 28 yards rushing over 20 carries and two pass completions that went for -2 yards total. In terms of penalties, the Badgers were flagged six times for 80 total yards and the Brahmas were called for nine penalties totaling 70 yards.

“We went into that game knowing we had to play physical,” said Wood. “Our offensive line is coming together and being physical.”

This week, the Badgers will host the Dilley Wolves for Parents’ Night. A win by the Badgers would secure the District 15-2A Division II championship and a first-round bye in the Class 2A Division II playoffs.

“If Dilley wins, it’s a three-way tie,” said Wood. “Dilley’s got a good offense; their quarterback’s a good athlete. We have to control the ball, control the clock and score some points.”

Kickoff in Karnes City is set for Friday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m.
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