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7th Grade Football
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 • Posted September 21, 2011

The 7th Grade football team had their first full-fledged, “ coming out” game this past Thursday evening as they entertained the visiting Billies from Fredericksburg. Last week the Punchers took on Comfort in a scrimmage, but this evening everyone was pretty much on their own.In the first period, both teams did a good job of holding the other in check, as they moved the ball up and down the field but neither was able to penetrate any deeper down the field than their opponent’s 30 yard line. A good defensive showing came from Brayden Waite, Bricio Balderas, Zach Weeks, Evan Dayton, Riley Pape, and Baylee Owen. As the teams entered into the 2nd period the Punchers put together a nice 58 yard drive that ended with a 1 yard T.D. by Owen. The score came after a 33 yard run by Haddon Hudson while following several good blocks by linemen, Austin Habecker and Michael Jefferson. The PAT by quarterback Slade Townsend was good and the homeboys lead 0-8.In the 3rd period the Punchers scored again with key blocks from Zach Weeks, Jose Rojo, James Schwertner, and Jackson Chapman. Grant Sanders broke from off tackle and scored from the 10 yard line. The PAT was unsuccessful but the Punchers had a commanding lead going into the 4th period ,0-14.The 4th period proved to be all defense with several good individual efforts by Dawson Nieschwitz, Caleb Hyatt, Karson Johnson, Anthony Morquecho, Elijah Timms and Ethan Guerrero. The Billies almost scored on a 62 yard scramble from their QB had it not been for a great run-down and tackle by Evan Dayton. The contest ended in favor of the Punchers. Next week Mason takes on Ingram in the Puncherdome.

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