AREA FOOTBALL: Blizzards Freeze Eldorado in the Rain
SAN ANGELO, TX-- (Written by James Dougherty, Special to San Angelo LIVE!) Winters was able to steal Eldorado’s “Homecoming” with a 22-0 win in the rain at Old Bobcat Stadium.
Quarterback Jovan Young got things done on the ground for Winters with 153 yards rushing on 14 carries out of the 318 total rushing yards for the team.
Two big runs of 62 and 39 yards by Young scored 2 touchdowns to help the Blizzards ground the Eagles. Running back Sema’jae Jackson busted a 51-yard score with 5:55 left in the third on a key possession in the game.
Out of the 8 pass attempts for WHS, it was Slater Lindley who completed his only pass for 10 yards to give Winters 328 total yard of offense and to help keep the Blizzards drive going in the Fourth.
The defense from Winters froze the Eagles with 3 tackles for loss, 1 sack, and an interception just as Eldorado got into the redzone for the first time late in the 4th quarter.
The rain at Old Bobcat Stadium kept Eldorado from throwing ball in the first half, slowing the high tempo spread offense down by having to keep the ball on the ground.
Only 196 totals for the Eagles, mainly on the ground, led by quarterback Kevan Covarrubiaz with 82 rushing yards. Covarrubiaz was 10-24 passing with 54 yards and 1 intercept as well.
Eldorado (1-1) will travel to south Texas to face the Brackett Tigers (0-2) next Friday. Winters (2-0) will host Bangs (0-2) next Friday.a
Sonora Runs Rampant on 4A Lamesa
By Sam Fowler
The Sonora Broncos started off hot, scoring 20 points in the first quarter to help down the Lamesa Tornadoes 40-17 on Friday night.
The high-octane Broncos didn’t look back, holding Lamesa to just a field goal after the first half.
Overall, Sonora posted 553 yards of total offense compared to Lamesa’s 291.
Senior quarterback Brian Van Winkle completed 14-of-29 passing for 281 yards and five touchdowns in the win.
He connected with fellow senior Wesley Dutton the most, six times to be exact. That duo combined for 176 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Van Winkle also found Willie B. Munoz twice for 74 yards. Both catches went for touchdowns.
Brock Aschenbeck also had a touchdown catch.
Sonora (2-0) will next face Mason (2-0) on the road next week.
Bronte Continues Flying Start in Six-Man Football
The Bronte Longhorns notched their second win as a six-man team with a 60-27 result over the Loraine Bulldogs at home on Friday.
Loraine jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first before Bronte answered back with 47-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.
However, Loraine would take a 27-12 lead into the second quarter. They would not score again and Bronte scored 48 points unanswered.
That offensive outburst was highlighted by Garrett Knight's mind-blowing performance.
The senior carried the ball 20 times for 262 yards and seven touchdowns. Knight also had seven tackles defensively.
Bronte (2-0) will next face Roscoe Highland (1-1) on the road Friday, Sept. 14.
A full roundup of scores can be found here.