The Warriors got a single fourth quarter TD to put the final touches on a 35-0 victory over the Beeville varsity football team.
The Trojans’ first possession showed some offensive promise, and they made two first downs in their brief drive that began on their own 27-yard line. QB Ryan Peña connected with wide receiver Tommy Dominguez for 13 yards on the first play from scrimmage to get the fans going. The drive stalled after one more first down on a nine-yard run from Samuel Navarro. The Trojans had to punt from the Warrior 38, hoping to pin the West offense deep in their own territory. The snap on the punt was bobbled, and the visitors took possession at midfield.
It took the Warrior offense just three plays to reach the end zone. A 39-yard strike put the Warriors in the end zone for a 7-0 lead with 8:53 left in the first period.
The Trojans were three and out on their next possession after Victoria’s second kickoff of the night. The high-powered Warrior offense took over on their own 41-yard line.
Two plays later, Warrior QB Anthony Navarro covered the final 36 yards for the second West TD of the first quarter. The kick for the PAT was good, and Victoria was in front 14-0.
The hosts had their best chance to score on their next possession. Peña led the Beeville offense from their own 20 out to West’s 32-yard line on a 48-yard aerial to Michael Virata.
The Trojans got down to the Warriors’ 17, but stalled at that point. The Beeville boys tried a 37-yard field goal, but Chase Ellerbee’s kick sailed left to keep the score at 14-0 as the first quarter closed.
The Warriors took over and promptly marched into Trojan territory. Navarro finished off the drive with a nine-yard scamper to give the West boys a 21-0 lead with 11:51 left in the half.
The teams traded punts early in the second quarter as the Beeville defense was beginning to gain some confidence. But the Warriors had one last first half scoring drive. It was a four-play drive as the quick strike offense again found the end zone with Navarro going seven yards into the end zone.
Beeville was driving toward the Warrior goal line as time was winding down in the second quarter. QB Cameron Kremers lofted a pass deep down the right sideline toward receiver Tanner Treviño. The ball sailed a little high, and both Treviño and the Warrior defender went up to attempt the catch. Treviño must have lifted off so strongly in an attempt to reach the ball that the torque snapped both bones in his left leg just a few inches up from his ankle.
The crowd and players were silent as the EMT and trainers tended to the fallen Treviño. Once stabilized, the gutty Treviño donned his helmet while lying on the stretcher and yelled encouragement to his teammates. Fans and players from both sides cheered the fallen Trojan.
The Beeville defense kept the Warriors scoreless the entire third quarter and gave up a lone TD at the 9:35 mark of the fourth period, the only score of the second half.
The Beeville defense made some tough tackles for losses against the Warriors from Jared Peña, Luis Rangel, Josh Muñoz, Dominic Aparicio and Matt Botello. Linebacker Dylan Knapp chased down several Warriors throughout the night as did Jacob Flores.
The quarterback duties were shared with sophomore Peña getting the start with junior Cameron Kremers alternating series as the game continued. Navarro and Robert Rodriguez shared most of the running attack with receivers Treviño, Edward Bryan, Dominguez and Virata hauling in passes from Kremers and Peña.
The Trojans have a bye this week but will travel to Victoria to meet the East Titans on Oct. 18 in another District 30-4A contest.