The B team Trojans saved their best performance for last game of the season. On the opening possession, the offense moved all the way inside the opposition’s 10-yard line, but fumbled a handoff leading to a turnover. Despite the mistake, the defense stood strong as Jaiden Chapa sacked the Warrior QB in his own end zone for a safety. The Trojans were up 2-0.
The offense promptly made up for the turnover by marching right back into the end zone with tailback Jesse Castro putting the finishing touch on the drive. The offense continued to move the ball with ease as Castro added another score followed by a Chapa two-point conversion.
Right before the half, strong end Jacob DeLeon scored his first touchdown, breaking tackles on a run from about 40 yards out. At halftime, the score was 22-0 in favor of Beeville.
In the second half, the Trojans controlled the clock and put up one more score with tailback Joe Henry Tapia scoring on a hard-fought run for the touchdown. The final score was 30-0.
“We played great on both sides of the ball. The defense held the Warrior offense in check throughout the entire game and made it tough for them to do anything,” said MMS coach Tim San Miguel.
Richard Delgado and Ruben Montez held the defense together, with Nathan Medina and Wyatt Blackwell making some big hits as well.
“In our last game, these boys came in and showed us that they can do big things. We asked the boys to bring it in this final game and they did just that,” said San Miguel.
“We are very proud of these boys, they have come a long way since day one.”
The 7A Trojans came out on top 32-6 to finish the year with an overall record of 5-4 and a 3-3 district mark.
The Trojans struck first after opting to receive the initial kickoff with a 45-yard run by back Dolton Corpus. The two-point conversion was good on a pass from QB Justin Gomez to receiver Jacob Flores to take an early 8-0 lead.
The Trojan defense was too much for the Warriors and forced them to a quick three and out. The Trojans found the end zone on the first play of their second possession with a 75-yard scoring strike from Gomez to Flores. The conversion was good with a short run by Paul Wessels.
The Warriors managed to move the ball upfield, but the Trojan offense took the field once more before the half and found the end zone with another short run by back Wessels and another successful conversion by Corpus. The Trojans took a 24-0 lead into the half.
In the second half, the Trojans got one more TD by Corpus with a fumble recovery in the end zone and Corpus was rewarded with a good conversion run for another two points.
The Warriors found the end zone late in the game, but it was not enough as the Trojans finished on top 32-6.
Big runs were the feature of the game with backs Corpus, Wessels, Brandon Limonez and Jordan Sandoval.
“The line created huge holes for our backs to run through. And we got great defensive efforts by Brian Lucio, Joesea Delacruz, Dominic Jackson, Wesley Syester, Juan Sanchez and EJ Valdez,” said MMS coach Ricardo Maldonado.
“Overall it was a great season, the boys finished with a winning record, learned what’s expected to be a Trojan and, most importantly, had fun this year.”
The seventh-grade boys have one more year of middle school football before joining the ranks of the high school players at A.C. Jones.
“I really hope to see these young Trojans have success in the future. This is a great group of young men and are making all of us here at Moreno very proud,” Maldonado said.