ROBSTOWN – The Beeville Trojans escaped with a victory over Robstown the first time the two teams met earlier this season in a game that was marred by several technical fouls and a pair of ejections.

The second time around, Beeville left little doubt in the discussion of which team is better.

The Trojans romped to a win over the Cotton Pickers last week, beating them 53-31.

Beeville evened its District 31-4A record at 4-4 with the win and improved to 12-17 overall on the year.

The Trojans scored 19 first-quarter points and never looked back.

They led 19-8 going to the second quarter and held a 35-16 advantage at halftime.

The Trojans padded their lead by three in the third, outscoring the Cotton Pickers 11-8.

The two teams played to a 7-7 stalemate in the final period.

Seth Gomez – who wore a “Mamba Out” shirt during pregame warmups in tribute to former Lakers star Kobe Bryant, who had died just three days prior in a helicopter crash – delivered in a big way for the Trojans with an all-too-apropos eight field goals.

The senior, who wore No. 8 as a Trojan football player in honor of his favorite player, finished with a game-best 21 points.

Matthew Gomez added nine points for the Trojans, while Victor Gonzales chipped in seven points.

Joseph Hale scored five and Andre Trevino added four points.

Kevin J. Keller has been the sports editor at the Beeville Bee-Picayune since 2014. He can be reached by email at sports@mysoutex.com or by phone at 361-343-5223, or you can follow him on Twitter @beepicsports.