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7th Grade Football
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 • Posted September 28, 2011

It was a slow go for the 7th Punchers last Thursday evening when they took on the visiting Junior High from Ingram. The “effort” was there and the,” want to”, was there but it seemed as though the Punchers were running in mud.The Warriors scored early in the first period when a Grant Sanders pass was picked off after he was hit on a pass attempt. Ingram’s free-safety took it to the house on a 56 yard return, then tacked on the PAT for a leading 8-0 start. Mason tried to answer back, but found it was an up-hill battle. Puncher linemen did a good job at times, but couldn’t seem to keep the Warrior linebackers out of the Mason back field. Linemen that were noted early in the game were, Caleb Hyatt, Jose Rojo, Michael Jefferson and Riley Pape. The Warriors came back after the break and scored again midway through the 3rd period leaving the Punchers behind by a score of 16-0. Again the Punchers looked good in places but were unable to put together a decisive drive for points. Running backs Baylee Owen, Slade Townsend, and Grant Sanders had several good runs but found too many 3rd and long situations that couldn’t yield first downs.The Mason defense showed glimpses of light from time to time. Players that stood out throughout the game were, Evan Dayton, Elijah Timms, Slade Townsend, and Grant Sanders. Ingram played a good game and reaped the benefit by the score of 16-0. Never fear, however, there is no doubt that the Punchers will regroup and learn from the loss. Next week they will pack their bags and head to Baird Texas to take on Olney at 5:00.

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