Freshman handle Midway Panthers
Monday, 19 November 2012 by David Tuma
The freshman white team jumped out to a 20-0 lead over Midway and never looked back in a 40-21 win on the road. Anthony Mirabel ran for touchdowns of 2-yards, 64-yards and 33-yards. Demetric Brandon had touchdown runs from 75-yards, 29-yards and 7-yards. The Tiger's defense was led by Cameron Warren who two forced fumbles, had a fumble recovery and recorded eight tackles. Curtis Watkins recorded 6-tackles, Aaron Patrick-5 and Hunter Carter-3. The Tigers finished 9-1 on the season and 7-0 in district winning the district championship.
The freshman red team lost their first game in district to Midway 35-20. The game was close with Midway clinging to a 14-13 lead at half before scoring 14 points in the third quarter.
Willem Northcut tossed two touchdowns passes including a 37-yard strike to Jordan Russell. The offensive line opened holes all night. Key offensive linemen in the game were: Cody Garrett, Jacob Dumas, Israel Salinas, LaAvery Yielding, Wesley Hanna and Ryan Moran.
On defense, the Tigers weres led by Brandon Gangloff, Joseph Warehime, Paul Hutchinson, Weston Campbell, Destrey Tabors, Carlton Shanks, Suren San Miguel, Collin Mask, James Ellison, Jacob Alarcon and Elijah Watkins. Belton finished 8-2 and 6-1 in district play.
The junior varsity red team tied Midway 27-27 at home. Garrett Trout had two pass breakups and forced a fumble that Matthew Chapman recovered. Qua Miller had two sacks and Trout had two sacks. John Edwards, Reagan Frances, John Lara and Russel Mendoza dominated on the defensive line in the second half. Safeties were Justin Mcafe and Bryson Coufal. Cornerbacks were BP White and Richard Kimble with the secondary key in stopping the run.
The junior varsity white team fell 9-6 to Midway at home. Belton's defense played outstanding in the game with key player: Shawn Wall, Austin Villareal, Ryan Shular, Austin Wagner, Ryan Dukich, Garrett Daniel and Rolandre Caldwell. Quarterback Justin Preddy had a big night throwing the football. Tightend Bo Vaughn had a touchdown reception. Deshaun Dees had a big night blocking. Belton moved the ball well but came up short a few times in the red zone.
Overall it was won of the best seasons in decades for the sub-varsity football program.