MMS 7A Trojans blank Kingsville Brahmas ‘B’ team joins in with shutout of their own
by Bruce Harper
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KINGSVILLE – The Moreno Middle School seventh-grade A team put together four good quarters of football in blanking the Kingsville Brahmas 22-0 on Oct. 1.

The Beeville boys got off on the right foot with a 45-yard run by Ryan Hernandez early in the first half. Hernandez also scampered in for the two-point conversion to put the Beeville boys on the scoreboard with an 8-0 lead.

Later in the first half, Carlos Escamilla went wide on a sweep to find the end zone and give the Trojans a 14-0 lead. The PAT conversion failed on this attempt.

That two-touchdown margin held the rest of the first half.

The second half was still a defensive gem by the Trojans. Kingsville could not find the end zone, and the Trojans tacked on another eight points on a quarterback sneak by Donyvan Givens. Hernandez made good on the short run for the two-point conversion and the Trojans led 22-0.

Beeville had another opportunity late in the contest, but showed good sportsmanship and just let the clock run out.

“We got great runs from Orlando Martinez and Iyon Hill. Our O-line created holes for the backs to run through, and we were able to move the ball successfully,” said MMS coach Ricardo Maldonado.

The shutout was a total team defensive effort, with some big hits from Cody Morgan and Jack Villarreal, according to the coaches.

“The defense has played big the last three games, only allowing 14 points in that span. Our offense moved the ball well, and we had some success through the air as well,” Maldonado said.

“We will continue to get better, and we’ll make a run at the district title.”

The seventh-grade B team also pitched a shutout as the Trojans scored on a touchdown strike from Qb Jodaya Tapia to Tristan Vasquez for the lone score of the 8-0 game. The two-point conversion run was made by Tapia to complete the scoring.

“The defense played great and the offense moved the ball all game but only found the end zone once,” said Maldonado.

The young Trojans will be at home in Veterans Memorial Stadium on Tuesday night to host the Port Lavaca boys.
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