Raul Silguero spent most of Friday thanking his offensive linemen: Nick Dyer, Ethan McKinney, Hector Medina, Drigo Martinez, Leret Hemphill, and Marcuss Martinez, for the great blocking that enabled him to cross the end-zone five times this past Thursday. The Punchers handed the visiting team from Rocksprings a 33-6 loss, but there was more work to that than you would think.
The Angoras received the opening kick-off and began a stready drive that finally ended at the Puncher two yardline. Actually it ended when linebackers Emilio Palacio and Raul Silguero pounded the visitng full-back causing a fumble in the end-zone that was recovered by Leret Hemphill forcing the touch-back and allowing the Punchers to take control of the ball on their own 20 yard-line. On the second play from scrimmage Silguero followed his trap-block and put 78 yards behind him for the score. The PAT failed but the Punchers lead 6-0. One the next Angora possession, another fumble was recovered by the home team. Linemen cleared running lanes for Q.B. Cody Wood, and Emilio Palacio, then Silguero tacked on the next score from the Mason 48 yard line. PAT failed but the Punchers led, 12-0
The Rocksprings running backs found making yardage difficult as good defensive play was shown by, Jeffrey Williams, Michael Hanscheck, Cody Terry, and Price Ruffin, Jason Berreles and Cody Wood. When the Punchers got their hands on the ball again, there was just 21 seconds remaining in the half, but that was plenty of time as Wood connected with Silguero on the screen play and the score. Palacio tacked on the PAT and the Punchers went into half-time leading 20-0.
The third and fourth periods yielded two more touchdowns by Silguero and his linemen. The Angoras did score late in the fourth period topping off the score in favor of Mason 33-6. Next week the Junior High teams will travel to Junction for a 5:00 kick-off.