The Mason Punchers traveled to Comfort to take on the Bobcats in their toughest test of the young season. Comfort was supposed to challenge the Punchers with their spread style of offense. The Puncher defense had other plans.
For the third straight week, the Mason ‘D’ set the tone for the game and caused turnovers to totally dishearten Comfort. The Bobcats struck first early in the opening quarter but didn’t sniff the end-zone again until late in the fourth when the game was already in hand. After a few mistakes cost Mason on their first two possessions momentum shifted when Taylor Meader intercepted a Comfort pass.
Mason was quick to score when Elliot Bibb connected with Cody Wood for a 33 yard touchdown pass tying the score at 6-6. The defense came up big again when Leret Hemphill caused a fumble that Price Ruffin recovered. A 54 yard touchdown run by Raul Silguero soon followed. The Puncher ‘D’ then came up with a score when Emilio Palacio intercepted a pass and returned it 52 yards for a touchdown putting the score at 20-6.
Mason pushed the score to 26-6 right before the half when Bibb connected with Wood for 22 yards for their second TD connection of the game. Comfort received the second half kickoff but Cody Wood caused the returner to fumble and Hemphill jumped on it. The Punchers then shifted to the ground game to punish the Bobcats. Palacio scored from 7 yards out and after a defensive hold on 4th and inches rumbled 44 yards, breaking 5 tackles along the way, to push the score to 38-6.
Comfort pushed one across late in the 4th quarter to cut the score to 38-12 but on the next possession for the Punchers Silguero sprinted around the corner for 47 yards and the final score of the game. The final margin of victory for Mason was 44-12. The Punchers will enjoy a week off before they go on the road to take on Ingram September 23. Game will start at 7:30