** 8th-A: Win, 28-16 **
The 8A Steers faced the Wall Hawks on Thursday and it was apparent early on that the Steers were going to be the more physical team throughout the contest. On the first play from scrimmage, Arturo Ortiz capitalized on a Wall turnover to get the ball in the hands of the Steers Offense. Within two plays, the Steers had put the first points on the scoreboard, via a Phillip Martinez eighteen yard touchdown run. After another three and out forced by the Steers Defense, Eli Cobos was the man sprinting across the end line for another Big Spring score.
With the score 12-0 and time dwindling in the first half, the stout Big Spring defensive group, spearheaded by Nose Guard Nick Garcia, forced another turnover recovered by Josh Gonzalez. With the ball back to the Steers, David Rios converted a key 4th down attempt on a slant route from his receiver position. Then Quarterback Eli Cobos found an open Connor Andrae in the middle of the field on a seam route for a 60+ yard touchdown throw and catch. After capitalizing on the two point attempt, the Steers went into halftime with a 20-0 lead.
In the second half, the Wall Hawks focused heavily on their Tackle Over formation which was countered by quick alignment adjustments from ends Rahleigh Eddington and Josh Gonzalez. Another great performer for the Steers was the Sam LB Chris Salazar. Chris had what seemed to be several handfuls of solo tackles to go along with an interception late in the game.
As the clock dwindled, the Hawks were forced to attempt an onside kick after a broken coverage TD pass from their offense. After securing the onside kick, Phillip Martinez outran the coverage to score the final points for the Big Spring Steers.
Unmentioned great performers: Ian Galan, Ricky Escovedo, Derek Walleck, Aaron Chavez.
Big Hitter of the week……….. Chris Salazar
** 8th-B: Loss,14-0 **
The 8th grade B team faced Coahoma in Big Spring on Thursday. It was a low scoring defensive struggle. Although it was a losing effort, the Steers were led by Zabian Urias, Jason Bishop, Gabriel Parrish, Nick White, Wesson Cate, and Matthew Salazar.
** 7th-A: Loss, 30-16 **
The &th A team lost 30 to 16, but put up a fight and made Wall work for the win. Ford, Brawley, Rivera, and Vasquez shared the rock and ran for over 200 yards in the ball game. Gavin Padron was able to get the passing game going and connect with Hilario, Cantu, and Perkins. Longest play of the game was a 60 yard pass from Padron to Perkins. Defense played lights out and forced several fumbles and picked up several sacks throughout the day. A few miscues lost us the game, but that didn’t stop the Steers from fighting for the win all the way to the finish.
** 7th-B: Win, 48-0 **
The 7th B team played lights out and won 48-0 against Wall. Abel Casares scored his first touchdown of the year, running the ball like a freight train and playing like a monster on defense. Q Lewis was effective on both sides of the ball, scoring a touchdown on offense and defense by way of ruching and scoop and scroe. Kenderick Jackson Threw the ball with confidence and scored rushing as well. Abram Jackson showed off his speed and ran like the flash for three scores.
The JH Steers are heading into a bye week, but are preparing and looking forward to their next matchup against the Andrews Mustangs on October 11th in Andrews.