The Mason JV Punchers made the short trip over to Junction to battle the Eagles in a contest of district unbeatens that would determine the district champion. After overcoming some early miscues, the Punchers were able to pull away from the Eagles and celebrate a 21-6 victory.
The Eagles would get on the board first, driving the ball into the end zone after taking advantage of a few Puncher miscues. The Punchers would get the momentum back in the second quarter after Clay Walker scooped up a loose ball dropped by the Eagles to race down the field 70 yards for the first Puncher score of the night. A successful Rio Schmidt PAT would put the Punchers in front by a 7 – 6 margin, which would be the score at the end of the first half as well.
The Punchers would open the second half with a successful touchdown drive, capped off by a Rio Schmidt touchdown run to stretch the lead even further. Winston Trip found Andy Duarte on the two point conversion, and the Punchers found themselves on top 15 – 6. The Puncher defense would prove tough in the second half, punishing the Eagle runners and giving the offense plenty of opportunities to put the Eagles away.
With the game still close going into the fourth quarter, the Puncher offense would do just that after a long, physical touchdown drive that chewed up much of the remaining time left in the contest. Zane Graves would punch in a short run to push the lead to 21 – 6 and put the game out of reach for the Eagles.
We would like to thank all of the Mason fans who made the trip to Junction to support the Punchers in their efforts. We would like to invite everyone back to Junction next Thursday night as we will once again clash with the Eagles, with the game starting early at 5:30. We hope to see you all there to help us end our season with a victory.