“Our game versus Woodsboro allowed us to face another tough undefeated ranked team. Our boys played much better and improved in areas we needed to as we head out to Louise in a very important district game,” said Pettus head coach Dan Garza.
The WHS boys struck first with a 56-yard run from quarterback Lionel Brown to move in front 8-0 with the two-point conversion. Pettus got right back at the visitors with a scoring drive of their own on their next possession. Woodsboro tried a surprise onside kick, but Pettus’ Diego Delgado recovered the ball at the Pettus 48-yard line.
The Bee County Eagles moved to the WHS 17 before QB Matt Gonzales broke loose up the middle for a touchdown. Josh Herrera ran for the conversion, and the game was tied 8-8 with 3:52 left in the first period.
Woodsboro climbed back on top on its next possession. The 61-yard drive was capped off with a short TD run from Andy Villarreal. The kick for the extra point was good, and the visitors owned a 15-8 lead they would never relinquish.
Three WHS scores in the second quarter put the game out of reach for the Bee County boys. It was a 36-8 scoreboard at the half.
Woodsboro picked up another touchdown in the third period to make it 43-8 with 3:32 left. Early in the final period, the WHS Eagles picked up a 37-yard field goal to add to their totals.
The ensuing WHS kickoff was returned by Josh Herrera 70 yards down to the Woodsboro two-yard line. Herrera then took a pitch from QB Gonzales and raced around the left side for the second Pettus score of the night. The kick for the PAT failed to make it 46-14 early in the fourth quarter.
Woodsboro QB Brown connected with receiver Jonthan Dabelgott for a 34-yard scoring strike on the visitors’ next possession to bring the score to 52-14 with 9:32 left to play.
The Pettus boys did not quit and got one last TD on a 35-yard aerial strike from Gonzales to C.J. Cruz to make it a 52-20 game. The WHS squad used most of the rest of the clock before turning the ball over with 40 seconds left. The Bee County Eagles failed to score in those waning seconds.
Woodsboro ran for 402 yards in the contest and passed for another 77 yards of offense. The Pettus offense churned out 90 yards on the ground and added 103 through the air.
The Pettus boys travel to Louise to meet the Hornets this Friday. Woodsboro hosts Falls City in a big district showdown. Both teams are undefeated in district play and the Woodsboro boys are 8-0 on the season.
“It will be a very exciting next two weeks for Pettus since a victory over Louise will make our last game at home versus Runge a winner takes third and earns a playoff spot,” said Garza.