7th Grade Colts trim Bobcats 18-14

#19 Joe Guerrero finds the hole created by his teammates. Photo by C. Guerrero.

Devine 7th grade Colts picked up their first win of the season beating Comfort 18-14 last Thursday at Warhorse Stadium. Devine evened their record to 1-1 with the victory.
Leading the way for Devine was running back Joe Guerrero. Providing good blocking by his offensive linemen, Guerrero scored three touchdowns on the night.
Coach Quenton Sanders was more than pleased with his team’s overall performance and the way they bounced back from their season-opening loss against Uvalde.
“Super, super proud of the grit and the fight these young men showed,” stated Sanders. “It could have been real easy for them to hang their heads, and give up when we got behind. They answered the challenge in the second half, and overcame some big-time adversity! Joe Guerrero did a great job of finding the holes while running the ball, and that’s because Jackson Hagdorn, Derek Traylor, and Ray’sean Beaver did a great job of blocking.”
The Colt defense rose to the occasion on several occasions. The Bobcats were stuffed on many fourth down attempts, giving Devine’s offense a chance to get on a roll.
“On the defensive side of the ball Lucas Rodriguez, Karter Brown, and a host of others did the job they were coached to do. They helped the team get the stop we needed to secure the victory!”
The first half was quiet as neither team scored, but Guerrero’s first touchdown from 45-yards out tied the game at six apiece. After Tyler Hinnant recovered his second Bobcat fumble of the game, Guerrero scored a few plays later from the 1-yard line to give the Colts a 12-6 lead.
Comfort took the lead after a long kickoff return and 7-yard run for a score. Their two-point pass was good, giving the Bobcats a 14-12 lead with 6:32 to go in the game.
The Colts did not fold, however, storming back to take an 18-14 lead on Guerrero’s third touchdown run, this one from 65-yards out with 4:52 left.
Devine’s ‘D’ held up as Colt Christian Monreal sacked the Bobcat quarterback on a 4th-and-long situation to end their last scoring threat.
As the season progresses, winning a game like this boosts everyone’s confidence level. Sanders ended his postgame analysis saying, “The coaches are looking forward to building on this game, and seeing if we can continue to improve each day.”
Coaching the Colts are Quenton Sanders, Jacob Sanchez, and Lon Cozby.
7th Colts
Nickalous Macias, Ray’sean Beaver, Gavin Williamson, Ivan Mendoza, Mason Beaver, Issac Espinosa, Ryan Weinkam, Tanner Davis, Briar Parson, Karter Brown, Bo Wheeler, George Garcia, Mario Vicente, Mason Saunders, Maverick Beaty, Jayton Rosales, Joe Guerrero, Grady Johns, Christian Monreal, Lucas Rodriguez, Ty Sadler, Diego Valdez, Derek Traylor, Brady Loeffler, Karson Ray, Matthew Pequeno, Thomas Buvinghausen, Jesus Torres, Raul Reyes, Jr., Jeremiah Cardenas, Joselyn Jimenez, Gilbert Soto, Riley Gutierrez, Gaige Tanner, Ethan Dye, Samuel Morales, Tyler Hinnant, Trystan LaFond, Christian San Miguel, Bob Hicks-Hernandez, Nathaniel Martinez, Adrian Rodriguez, Joel Rios, Jackson Hagdorn, and Jeremy Steinbrunner. Managers are Quay Ortiz and Curtis Kuykendall.
Up next
Devine travels to Luling to take on the Fighting Eagles. Kickoff is scheduled for 5:00pm.
By Jerel Beaty
Staff Writer