The Mason Punchers responded well last Thursday night by hanging 41 points up against Harper. The Puncher defense played like a pack of starved wolves. Flying to the football and being sure tacklers was the key to this shutout. “Coming off a loss against Albany, it felt good to be able to move the ball at will. Our offense really was firing on all cylinders Thursday night,” says sophomore quarter back Levi Hofmann. Hofmann helped with the success of the offense by throwing two touchdown passes and running for one.
The Punchers opened the game with a 52 yard drive capped off with a four yard run by James Durst. On the next drive, Hofmann connected with sophomore wide receiver Hondo Martinez on a 36 yard play action pass. With the point after successfully completed by Jacob Moreno, the Punchers were ahead 14-0. On the pursuing kickoff, Hondo Martinez forced a fumble that placed the Punchers in great field position. Hofmann added to his scoring tear with a 25 yard touchdown scamper. Hofmann completed his scoring spree in the 2nd quarter with a 37 yard pass to freshman wide receiver Evan Dayton. James Durst added to the scoring frenzy with a 2 yard run set up by Haddon Hudson. Caleb Hyatt completed the offensive thriller with a 52 yard touchdown run. Offensively and defensively, the Punchers came ready to play. With several tackle for losses by Andy Gilley, Seth Brewer, James Durst, Pedro Rivera, Michael Jefferson, Nick Martin, Luke Gillespie, and Tyler Mayfield, the defensive players were all contributing as well. Co-J.V. Head Coach John Keller said, “We challenged our players to do the little things right, and they responded to that challenge.” The Mason J.V. will be playing in Ozona this Thursday night at 7:15.