Last week, the Mason vs San Saba game was everything that it was billed to be. Mason, a 1A program on the rise, and San Saba, a 2A program experiencing a turnaround. The contest was far more physical than week one with our Punchers falling just short 21-13. The Mason faithful got so caught up in the battle they even poured onto the field at half time and formed an alleyway from the locker room to the Super Tunnel in support of our boys. The Mason faithful is like having a twelth man on the field. (Well done).
For the second week in a row, our Punchers will have the formidable task of taking on another 2A program as the Eagles of Johnson City come calling. Johnson City brings a record of 1-1 into Friday night's contest. They will not have the same size that we saw in San Saba last week, but what they do possess is a team that is pretty much built around three extremely talented skill position players who put up some serious individual numbers last year and and a offense that is currently averaging 34 points a game in this year.
Johnson City’s triple threat will come in the form of QB Cody Smith, who passed for over 1200 yards last year and 13 touchdowns. His primary receiver is Kris Mcdonald who tallied 750 yards receiving and 7 touchdowns. The third part of this lethal combination is a slippery little running back by the name of Cody Atwood, who rushed for over 1000 yards last year and 5 touchdowns.
The Johnson City game is also Homecoming and the first home game of the season. When you arrive make sure you secure a Puncher football season guide. The season guide should be a one time purchase and will include everything that you will need to follow the Punchers and all visiting opponents during the 2009 campaign. Homecoming also means that we will be lighting the traditional bonfire which will once again take place Thursday night at the Puncher Dome.
Due to the return of our alumni we are expecting a big crowd so plan on getting to the Puncher Dome early and settle in for what should be another exciting evening of football........... PUNCHER STYLE !!!!!!!!!