The Mason Punchers met the Comfort Bobcats on Friday night and added a third win to their 2012 record, defeating the Comfort team 48-7.
The Punchers continue to show improved offensive skills each week, and their defensive strategies improve with each contest. The Bobcats experienced the Punchers firsthand, and now become another number in the record book as the season moves forward.
The action on Friday night began with the first play, and scarcely slowed down at all during the first quarter. Only 20 seconds into the game, Luis Castillo fired off a pass to twin brother, Miguel Castillo, and 84-yards down the field, Mason went on the board. The extra point attempt was good and the score was 7-0 with 11:41 remaining in the quarter.
Comfort took possession of the ball; but, failed to move the ball effectively. The Punchers soon took back over the game, and in only four and a half minutes, they would score for the second time, this one being a 35-yard run by Rio Schmidt. The two-point conversion attempt succeeded, and the Punchers led 15-0 with 7:09 left in the quarter.
The ball would go back to Comfort; but, they would lose control of the ball quickly, and two and a half minutes later, the Punchers would score for the third time of the night. This time, it was Raul Silguero on a short five-yard run. The extra point kick veered off, and the score was 21-0 with 4:26 remaining in the first quarter.
The Bobcats were still unable to take advantage of their possession of the ball, and the Punchers would score a fourth time in the first quarter of play with only 21 seconds remaining. Rio Schmidt made a one-yard sprint to put the score at 27-0. He then kicked in the extra point, and the quarter ended with the score at 28-0.
The second quarter saw the Punchers throttling back their offense as Coach Burns watched the Bobcats to see how they would respond to the situation. Unfortunately for Comfort, they continued to move weakly on offense, and on defense, it was only the toned down Puncher offensive drive that kept the scoring low.
The only score in the second quarter came from the Punchers. Rio Schmidt took a 27-yard pass from Bibb and trotted in the fifth score of the evening and his third. The extra point was good, and the score was 35-0 with 3:48 remaining in the first half. That would be the only score in the quarter, and Punchers would head into the half with a commanding lead.
When the teams returned for the second half of play, Mason began rotating players into different positions, allowing the players to show their expertise at new skill sets. The Punchers would, again, be the only score in the third quarter when Schmidt took a pass and trotted in to put the score at 41-0. The kick was blocked.
In the fourth quarter, Mason was running mostly its younger players in many of the offensive and defensive positions. Yet, they were still able to score just three minutes into the quarter when Raul Silguero made a seven-yard run and put the score at 47-0. Schmidt provided the extra point, and the Punchers led 48-0.
The Bobcats would finally be able to pull their strategy together to make a scoring run with 1:23 left in the game. Pace took a 27-yard pass, and the extra point was good. The score was 48-7, and the Punchers finished out the game with no additional score.
This week, the Punchers will travel to Christoval. Game time is 7:30 p.m.