The Puncher 7th Grade packed their bags and headed to Ingram this past Thursday to take on the Warriors.
In Period one, the Punchers wasted no time in setting the tone for the game as offensive linemen Pedro Rivera, Jacob Moreno, and Luke Gillespie opened holes for Puncher running backs Garret Bibb and Andy Gilley. Seth Hudson then scored from the Warrior 17 yard line on the power keep. The PAT by Hudson was good and the Punchers lead 0-8.
Ingram mounted a drive of their own that rattled off 58 yards and a score but their PAT failed, finishing out the 1st period 6-8 in favor of the Punchers.
Period two was similar as the Punchers tacked on another score that was set up by a James Durst , Nick Martin , and Andy Gilley block. Hudson broke for a 31 yard gain, then scored on the next play of 6 yards but the PAT failed. Punchers lead 6-14 at half.
The Warriors bounced back in the second half and scored on a long 43 yard T.D. but the play was negated by a holding call. Puncher defensive players stepped up and did a good job at this point. These players included, Alejandro Martinez, Jacob Moreno, Daniel Parker, Levi Hofmann, and Spencer Bierschwale. When the Punchers regained control of the ball, Andy Gilley broke two tackles and covered 42 yards on the trap play lead by Pedro Rivera, then scored, followed by the PAT by Garret Bibb which put the Punchers out in front 6-22.
In the final period, the Punchers launched a 70 yard drive which ended in a Hudson T.D. The PAT failed but the Punchers earned their first victory with a score of 6-28.
We finally put all the pieces together in this game. Several other players did a good job in this contest, those players included, Seth Brewer, Samuel Dyer, Jonathan Gonzalez, Jacob Harris, Tyler Mayfield, and Randle Torrez.