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Seventh-grade Trojans split with Port Lavaca
by Bruce Harper
Oct 14, 2013 | 26 views | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Trojan seventh-grader Diego Carabajal breaks into the clear and sets his sights on the end zone against Port Lavaca on Tuesday night. Carabajal made it into the end zone for a 50-plus yard TD run just before the first half ended. The young Sandcrabs fought back and defeated the “B” team Trojans in a close 16-14 game. The Trojan “A” team seventh-graders posted a 22-6 victory in the nightcap at Veterans Memorial Stadium on Tuesday evening.
Trojan seventh-grader Diego Carabajal breaks into the clear and sets his sights on the end zone against Port Lavaca on Tuesday night. Carabajal made it into the end zone for a 50-plus yard TD run just before the first half ended. The young Sandcrabs fought back and defeated the “B” team Trojans in a close 16-14 game. The Trojan “A” team seventh-graders posted a 22-6 victory in the nightcap at Veterans Memorial Stadium on Tuesday evening.
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BEEVILLE – The Moreno Middle School seventh-grade Trojans took on the visiting Port Lavaca Sandcrabs on Tuesday night at Veterans Memorial Stadium and earned a split of the two games.

The “B” teams were on the field first and it was a close defensive minded contest. The Trojans got a first half TD run from QB Alex Arispe, but the two-point conversion was stopped short for a 6-0 Beeville lead. The Trojan defense allowed the visitors one score and their two-point try was successful, giving the young Sandcrabs an 8-6 advantage.

The Trojans still had a little time in the first half and running back Diego Carabajal found a slight seam in the Sandcrab defense and exploited it for a 54 yard TD run that put the Trojans on top on the scoreboard 14-8 as the half ended.

The Port Lavaca boys turned a kickoff return into their only other score of the night and they made good on their conversion attempt to pull ahead of the Trojans 16-14. The defenses ruled the rest of the way as the final was still a 16-14 victory for the visitors.

“The defense played tough all game with big hits from Jayden Lighthart, David Rios, Domingo Maturey and Stephen Moreno,” said MMS coach Ricardo Maldonado.

The “A” game had the Trojan defense shining again. The boys on “D” held the Sandcrabs to just one score for the game. That was the first score of the game as the visitors grabbed a 6-0 lead.

The Trojans got their lone score of the first half as time dwindled under a minute. With just 30 seconds left in the second quarter, Johnny Rodriguez returned a kickoff into the end zone for Beeville’s score. The two-point conversion was good as Ryan Hernandez got across the goal line, giving Beeville an 8-6 lead heading into halftime.

The Trojans scored two TD’s in the second half to pack the ’Crabs in ice.

Hernandez scored again on a nice run and then receiver Carlos Escamilla, on a sweep around to the outside, burst loose for 54 yards and the score. Jaylin Cardenas ran for a two-point conversion in the game to give the Trojans a 22-6 victory.

“We got great runs from Hernandez, and QB Donyvan Givens. Givens also passed well to receiver Cardenas. The O-line created some big holes that gave our backs plenty of room to run for some big gains all night,” said Maldonado.

Defensively the Trojans were led by the big hits from Cody Morgan, Iyon Hill, Jared De La Garza and Jack Villarreal.

The Moreno boys play Flour Bluff next Tuesday night.
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