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7th Grade Football
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 • Posted October 19, 2011

The Punchers took on the visiting boys from Eldorado last Thursday evening. Eldorado wasted no time in putting points on the board. Even though Mason was delivering some pretty heavy licks on the defensive side of the ball. Stand outs included, karson Johnson, Dawsosn Nieschwitz, Ethan Guerrero, and James Schwertner. The Eagles however scored from the Mason 37 yard line, with a little over 3:00 remaining in the quarter, but again the defense held and the Eagles only got six points out of the drive.As the 2nd period began, the Punchers began a 64 yard drive that would yield points for the home boys. Elijah Timms hauled in Grant Sanders pass for a 13 yard gain, and after a few more plays of inside pounding by full-backs Baylee Owen, and Brayden Waite, Sanders then connected with Evan Dayton on the throw-back and a 21 yard touchdown. Sanders scored on the conversion and the Punchers lead 6-8. All of this drive was on the heels of good offensive line and receiver blocking which included, Scott Harwell, Jackson Chapman, Jose Rojo, Riley Pape, and Austin Habecker.In the 3rd period of play, Haddon Hudson displayed the reason for keeping your feet moving on a relatively simple dive play as he broke free from a large pile of linemen and scored on a 41 yard race to the goal line. The PAT was unsuccessful but the Punchers were going into the final stanza of the game 6-14.Perhaps the most important part of the game came during the 4th period. A score by the Eagles could tie the event, but some very good defensive play stopped that from happening. The defensive unit did an outstanding job which included, Slade Townsend, Caleb Hyatt, Baylee Owen, Brayden Waite, Bricio Balderas, Zach Weeks, and Michael Jefferson. On one play the scrabbling QB of the Eagles broke free and appeared to be on his way to pay dirt until Evan Dayton ran him down from behind. Great win for the 7th grade. Everyone played their best game this evening. Next week the Punchers head to Reagan County to take on the Owls.

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