Jaguars outclaw the Bears
Bears started like a house afire Friday night against the Central High Jaguars.
The Bears led the first half, but the fire went out in the second half and the
game ended giving the Jaguars the win by seven points. The final score of 20-13
dropped the Bears to 1-2 in district, 4-2 for the season.
opening plays the Bear defense held tough against the Jaguars forcing them to
punt early in the quarter. Hayden Reed of the Bears blew through the line and
blocked the punt to give the Bears the ball on the seven yard line.
defense was just as tough on the Bears and held the line. The Bears could not
make the fourth and goal from the one yard line.
defense held the Jaguars and the Bears took possession. The Bear offense
covered 42 yards in seven plays. Brilion Douglas pushed through the last two
yards to give the Bears their first TD of the night. A good PAT run by Trent
Manuel made the score 7-0.
moved back and forth between the teams with both defenses hanging tough. Isaiah
Zavala made a great play when he pounced on a fumble and got the Bears the ball
on the Jaguar 43 yard line. Douglas made a 22 yard run and got the ball in
field goal range. The Bears could not get past the Jaguar defense. With 1:27 on
the clock, Manuel booted the ball across the cross members for a 26 yard field
goal and gave the Bears the lead 10-0.
In the short
time left in the half, the Jaguars played like mad cats. They took the ball on
their own 34 yard line and moved 66 yards in five plays. Emanuel Carter had 26
and 21 yard runs. Junior quarterback Eric Bramble, replacing the injured
starting quarterback, Robert Mitchell, tossed the ball 14 yards to Landen Malbrough.
The PAT missed the goal and the score was 6-0 with 13 seconds left in the half.
clawed the Bears in the second half. Kyle Holmes recovered a fumble and ran the
ball to the 16 yard line before being buried by a few Bears. Bramble shot the
ball to Malbrough in the end zone. A good PAT gave the jaguars the lead 13-10.
offense got into trouble and the Jaguars took over on the 30. Eric Carter made two good runs and gained
enough yards to get to the 3 yard line. The Bear defense held the line and the
Bears took the ball.
Bad news hit
the Bears again when Wesley Johns intercepted a pass and ran the ball for long
yardage until he was tackled on the 5 yard line. They were held on a third and
goal, but pass interference call against the Bears reversed that. Carter moved
two yards and scored. Quinton’s PAT was good and the score was 20-10 Jaguars
with three seconds left in the third quarter.
to go right for the Bears in the fourth quarter. Zavala recovered another
fumble and the Bears had the ball on the 23 yard line. The Jaguar defense held
them and forced them to try a field goal. Manuel made the 20 yard kick and the
score was 20-13.
dominated the rest of the game, keeping possession and running the clock out.
the Bears will face the Vidor Pirates on the Pirates home turf.