Mason continued their march through their district competitors on Friday night as they traveled to Junction. Though some sportswriters had writtent that the Eagles would be a formidable obstacle for Mason, the Punchers easily clinched a 48-0 win.
The night began with Mason kicking off to Junction. On their first play of the game, Junction threw an interception to Luis Castillo who carried the ball in 19 yards for the first score of the game. Go Chanraing soared the ball through the uprights and the score was 7-0 with 11:21 left in the first quarter.
Junction would not cross the 50-yard line during the first half of the game, and their second possessionof the game saw no advancement. The Punchers took control on a fumble, pushed downfield, and Raul Silguero made the final 19-yard carry for a score. The extra point was not good, and the score was 13-0 with 8:12 left.
Junction had another short possession, and Mason retook the ball quickly. Silguero again trotted in the ball 22 yards for his second score. The game was now at 19-0 with 6:10 of play remaining.
There would be a few exchanges of possession before the quarter ended; but, Mason would still eke out one more score before the whistle when Luis Castillo finished off a Mason drive with a 4-yard sprint. Elliott Bibb added the two-point conversion, and the score was 27-0 when the quarter ended.
The second quarter saw the Eagles digging in a mounting stronger defense than they had managed during the first quarter. Fortunately, the Punchers were also able to keep the Eagles from making any headway, so the entire quarter would pass with no points going up on the scoreboard.
In the third quarter, the Punchers returned to the field with a renewed energy. Shortly into the period, Raul Silguero added to his game total with a 50-yard race downfield. Go Chanraing added his touch, and the score was 34-0 with 10:29 left in the third.
Silguero would add yet one more touchdown to his stats later in the quarter with a 7-yard run for the Punchers ending a long drive. Chanraing would come through again, and the score was 41-0 with 4:10 left.
By the time of the fourth quarter, the Punchers were shifting players at all positions and still managing to hold the Eagles away from the goal. Early in the fourth, Luis Castillo would score again on a long 33 yard run. This time, Carlos Chavez kicked the extra point, and the Punchers would lead 48-0.
That is where the score remained until the final whistle.
Mason returns to Puncher Stadium this Friday as they welcome Brackett to town. Game time is 7:30; but, this will be Parent's Night, so the additional activities will start around 6:45 p.m. Arrive early to hear the introductions of varsity and junior varsity players, as well as the trainers.