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8th Grade Football
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 • Posted September 28, 2011

If you only judge a team by its physical appearance, you would probably have bet against the Punchers as the visiting Warriors took the field. Ingram fielded a rather large group of players, but as the coaching staff commented at the end of the game, this never entered the minds of the Mason Punchers.On the opening kick-off, Seth Hudson reached the return wall of blockers and advanced the line of scrimmage to the Warrior 21 yard line. Two plays later Garret Bibb followed Jacob Moreno over the goal line for a 2 yard T.D. The PAT was added by Hudson and the home boys lead 0-8.Ingram found that the Punchers had come to play some defense as well as, Luke Gillespie, Jacob Moreno, Samuel Dyer, and Seth Hudson made tackle after tackle. Mason took control of the ball once again and launched a nice 58 yard drive that ended in a Samuel Dyer T.D.,followed by a Bibb dive for the extra point. The Warriors answered back with a quick score on their 3rd possession , making the score an interesting 8-16. However the Punchers found that there was just enough time on the clock for Hudson to connect with Levi Hofmann on the throwback and another Puncher score. The Punchers tacked on the PAT with another dive by Bibb and Mason lead 8-22.The Puncher defense continued to pound on the Ingram running backs in the second half. Stand-outs were, Tyler Mayfield, Nick Martin, Jonathan Gonzalez, Pedro Rivera, and Seth Brewer. When the Punchers gained possession again, they pushed the line of scrimmage first down by first down until Hudson found a seam off tackle from the Warrior 3 yard line for the score. Spencer Bierschwale hauled in a Hudson pass for the PAT and the Punchers lead 8-22. Ingram rallied again and scored early in the 4th period but it only fired up the Punchers with four minutes remaining, for another sneak by Hudson lighting up the board 14-30 in favor of the home boys. Great outing by the Punchers as they continue to improve. Next week they will travel to take on Olney in Baird.

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