BHS sub-varsity sweeps Stony Point
Monday, 24 September 2012 by David Tuma
It was time to break out the brooms in Belton with the Tigers freshman teams rolling off two wins on the road. Not to be outdone the Tigers junior varsity teams completed the sweep of Stony Point with two hard fought wins at Tiger Field Friday night.
Belton junior varsity white team was clinging to an 8-6 half time lead but came out strong in the second half. The Tigers defense shut down Stony Point's offense in the second half. Belton's offense scored 14-point to seal a 20-6 win at home to start the season.
Deshaun Dees scored from 70-yards out on the opening play of the game. Devinte Johnson had several long runs that helped with field position in a game that close till the end. The offensive line had a good night opening holes for the running backs.
Belton dominated the field position and time of possession in the game. "The defense played great tonight as a unit. They had key stops in critical moments to secure the win. They stepped it up in the second half," said Tigers coach Jerrod McCollister.
The Tigers junior varsity red team jumped out to a 12-0 half time lead and hung on to win 12-0. Stony Point had a couple of long drives in the second half but they stopped them when it counted to get the shut out.
Belton's offense ran out the clock to end of the game. Tigers quarterback Joseph Flinn connected with Brent Drummond for a 25-yard touchdown pass. Kavan Johnson scored from six-yards out to put the game out of reach with the way the Tigers defense was playing. Johnson also had a big night playing linebacker.
Kiki Orrellano had a great night blocking while playing fullback. Bryce Thomas had a key 30-yard third down reception to keep a drive alive in the second quarter. Antonio Zamora had some big blocks.
Belton's defensive line dominated the trenches and gave Stony Point problems. They got great pressure on the quarterback and were in the backfield almost every play. Linebacker Tevin Jones had an impressive game and was a physical force in the middle of the defense. Jones didn't miss a tackle in the second half.
John Lara broke up several screen passes. Safety Matt Chapman broke up several passes.
Both the white and red junior varsity teams are 1-0 on the season and travel to Bryan next week on their first road games of the season.
Tigers freshman team dominate Stony Point
It was an impressive showing for the Tigers freshman teams on a road trip to Round Rock. Both teams dominated in wins to start the season. The Tigers freshman white team defeated Round Rock Stony Point 16-12. The Tigers jumped out to a 8-6 first half lead when Tigers quarterback Miguel Mendoza fired a touchdown strike to Zach Henderson that went for 54-yards. John Farek scored the two-point conversion to give the Tigers an 8-0 first quarter lead.
Mendoza tossed another touchdown to Josh Edwards from six yards out to put the Tigers up 16-6 in the third. Chris Breaux ran in the two-point conversion. Stony Point scored in the fourth to cut the Tigers lead to 16-12. Belton's offense moved the ball converting first downs and ran out the clock to seal the win for the Tigers who are 1-0 on the season.
Belton's freshman red team, scored at will, in the first half running up a 30-15 lead. Olajuwon Taylor scored on a 17-yard run. The point after attempt was thrown by Willem Northcut to tightend Andrew Kendall. Running back Jordan Russell scored on a 25-yard run to put the Tigers up in the second quarter. Deondra Marshall scored off a 45-yard pass from quarterback Anthony Mirabel with the point after attempt run in by Taylor.
Belton wasn't done scoring by a long shot. Northcut completed a 22-yard touchdown pass to Taylor. The pair of standouts stuck again on the point after attempt.
Taylor's domination continued with a tackle breaking touchdown run of 23-yards and Taylor ran in the point after attempt. Taylor scored three touchdowns in the game. Taylor's final score in the fourth quarter put the game out of reach.
The defense was led by defensive end Jacob Alarcon who had a seasons worth of tackles for a loss in one game, seven. Linebacker Santiago Magana led the team with tackles with 18 and cornerback Carlton Shanks had in impressive game.
The Tigers freshman teams will be at home next Thursday when they host Bryan.