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8th Grade Football
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 • Posted September 21, 2011

The Mason Punchers took on the visiting Billies from Fredericksburg this past Thursday evening at the Puncherdome. The Punchers scored twice in the first half and put together several great defensive stands to keep the Billies off of the score board. On the second drive of the game the Punchers launched a 57 yard drive that would result in the first score of the game when Seth Hudson pushed across the goal line on the sneak then tapped on the PAT making the score 0-8. Offensive linemen set the stage for both scores lead by, Luke Gillespie, Jonathan Gonzalez, Nick Martin, James Durst, and Seth Brewer. Garret Bibb broke free on the next drive and scored from the Fredericksburg 22 yard line. The PAT failed but the Punchers were in control 0-14 at the half.Mason running backs, Dyer, Hudson, and Gilley put together another long drive at the beginning of the 3rd period, then finished it off with a Garret Bibb run of 11 yards for the next score. The PAT by Bibb was good and the Punchers lead 0-22, early in the second half.The Puncher defense appeared to get stronger as the game progressed, and the Billies’ quarterback found himself having to suffer through a long evening. Outstanding play was noted by Jacob Moreno, Levi Hofmann, Jose Calderon, Seth Hudson, and Alejandro Martinez. Fredericksburg did break the ice on their next possession and scored on a nice 26 yard pass and catch, but the PAT was denied. This score seemed to rejuvenate the Punchers however, because on the ensuing kick-off, Seth Hudson got behind his wall of blockers and scampered 76 yards for the score. The PAT was good and the homeboys lead going into the 4th period 6-30.Mason’s wide-receivers did a good job through-out the game with several key blocks that broke for big yardage. The same group also make-up our defensive backs that did a great job against Fredericksburg’s spread offense. These players included, Dalton Kast, J.D. Anders, Tyler Mayfield, Jacob Harris, Daniel Parker, and Spencer Bierschwale. Sam Dyer tacked on the next Puncher score in the 4th period on a one yard plunge on the goal line, the PAT was good, and the Punchers lead 6-38. However the defense refused to be denied and forced the final scoring of the game on a defensive safety which finished out the game in favor of the Punchers, 6-40.Great team work in this game, and everyone played an important part in the win. Next week the Punchers will host Ingram at 6:15 in the Puncherdome.

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