San Angelo Bobcats Lead Midland Lee Rebels to Their Appomattox
SAN ANGELO, TX—The Central Bobcats defeated the Midland Lee Rebels 52-28 on Friday night at San Angelo Stadium.
Avoiding a slow start was the focus for the Bobcats heading into the game. The San Angelo Central Bobcats also had to stop the three-headed running attack coming from Lee. The Bobcats accomplished both.
WATCH: San Angelo Central QB Maverick McIvor on the path forward for the Bobcats:
“It was really big for us,” said Senior Wide Receiver Henry Teeter. “The last couple of weeks we haven’t started quite like we wanted to and this week, we did.”
The win was a big step for Central on their path to a fifth-straight district title.
“When you jump out 28-zip and put a team like [Midland] Lee behind the eight-ball, it’s big,” said Central Head Coach Brent Davis.
WATCH: San Angelo Central WR Henry Teeter on the fast start for the Bobcats against Midland Lee:
Central scored on three of their first four drives in the first quarter to make the score 21-0.
Senior Running Back Austin Barron opened the scoring with a 38-yard touchdown run at the 8:32 mark in the first quarter. Barron left the game with an injury after that touchdown run. Coach Davis said he feels Barron’s injury may sideline the Bobcat’s main running back for a couple of weeks at the least, but didn’t share the extent of the injury.
The Bobcat’s second drive stalled out around their own 47-yardline as Junior Quarterback Maverick McIvor dropped into punt formation.
The ensuing kick was muffed at the Rebel’s 10-yardline and recovered by the Bobcats. On the next play from scrimmage, McIvor found Jackson Timme in the endzone to make the score 14-0 with 5:46 left in the first quarter.
Central’s defense was the star in the first period, forcing Lee into three 3-and-out situations and holding the Rebels to just 17 yards of total offense in the first quarter.
On the fourth play of the fourth Central drive, McIvor and Teeter linked up for a 27-yard touchdown pass to put Central on top 21-0.
The Bobcats scored 35 unanswered points in the first half before the Rebels found paydirt.
After a one-yard touchdown run by McIvor, the first half scoring concluded at 42-14 in favor of Central.
LISTEN: Sam Fowler's take on the first half:
Out of the break, Central picked up right where they left off with another McIvor touchdown pass after marching 75 yards downfield in a minute-and-a-half to push the score to 49-14.
Lee answered with a 19-yard touchdown run and 11-yard touchdown pass by their Quarterback Colby Standard.
Central lightened up on the reins, scoring just a 33-yard field goal by Gage Smith in the fourth quarter.
Later, in Central’s redzone, Lee had an opportunity to convert on fourth down. But Standard’s pass was picked off by the Bobcats with 1:12 left in the game. Central kneeled and let the clock run out to move to 6-0 overall and 2-0 in district play.
McIvor finished the game 20 for 28 passing with one interception and 201 passing yards, 80 yards rushing yards, and six total touchdowns on the night. Henry Teeter eclipsed the century mark with 102 yards on seven catches with four touchdowns. The Bobcat defense held the typically strong Midland Lee offense to just 284 total yards the entire night.
LISTEN: Sam Fowler's review of the game and the path forward for San Angelo Central:
WATCH: San Angelo Central Coach Brent Davis on the win over Midland Lee:
Central travels to the Lubbock area next Friday (10/20) to face the Frenship Tigers (0-7, 0-3).