Tiger sub-varsity dominates Temple
Wednesday, 31 October 2012 by David Tuma
It was a banner night for the Tiger football program with Belton pounding the Temple Wildcat football teams. For the first time in the past ten years since the two programs began playing the Wildcats didn't win a game at the junior varsity and freshman levels.
Bell County's growth rate combined with Belton's unmatched school district and the top sports complex in the greater Austin area athletes are moving in from all over the past few years. Those numbers were reflected in the freshman white teams 44-point first quarter in a 58-14 win over Temple.
Demeatric Brandon had a season carrying the ball and Chris Breaux scored three times. Anthony Mirabel converted two two-point conversions.
Belton's offensive line blew the Temple defensive line off the ball opening huge holes for the running backs and after the Tigers scored at will they shut things down.
Leading tacklers for the Tigers were Cameron Warren-8 and Aaron Patrick-6, Trent Stafford-11-1 sack, Cody Eickenhorst-4, Chris Watkins-3. Forcing fumbles with hard hits were Curtis Watkins, Cameron Warren Camron Prrzybylski, Trent Stafford, Kofi McDonald and Thomas Milan. Recovering fumbles were Stafford, McDonald, Patrick, Craig Morris, Javas Lavan and Jesus Gutierrez. Scoring 44 points in a quarter is more than likely a Belton Tigers record.
The ninth grade red team fell behind 14-6 in the first half and came back to win 26-21 on the road. The defense was led by Carlton Shanks, Collin Mask, Elijah Watkins, Weston Campbell.
Olajuwon Taylor rumbled for a touchdown from two-yards out and had a 74-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. Jordan Russell ran for a two-yard score. Tightend Andrew Kendal caught a 47-yard touchdown pass from Willem Northcut. Shanks recovered an onside kick by Roberto Barrios.
The Tigers have so man kids out for football they field a third freshman team. The freshman grey team defeated Stony Point 28-14. Jose Garcia threw for two touchdown passes. Quinton Luna threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Juan Hernandez. Brice Burrell had a 60-yard touchdown run.
The Tigers defense forced six turnovers. Dustin May had three interceptions. Shawn Napier picked up a fumble and returned it 62-yards for a touchdown. Abraham Villarreal had an interception and Marshall Martinez recovered a fumble.
The junior varsity white dominated Temple in a 24-6 win at Tiger Field. Justin McAfee had a huge night at safety. Rolando Caldwell and Garrett Daniels had a big night on the defensive line. Brandon Rodriguez returned an interception for a touchdown.
The Tigers rushed for three touchdowns on the ground with the scores run in by Calvin Johnson, Justin Priddy and Justin Macafe. Caleb Carroll caught two passes for good yardage. Josh Boersma recovered an onside kick.
The Junior varsity red had a 14-6 halftime lead but the game ended up tied. The Tigers had three second half turnovers included an interception that was returned for a touchdown.
Belton's defense dominated with Tevin Jones forcing a fumble that was recovered by Ricky Martin. John Lara recovered a fumble and BP White tipped a pass that was intercepted by Bryce Coufal.