8th grade Colts beat Pearsall 30-0

Colt Zackery Rico tries to avoid some of the Pearsall team as he runs the ball.

The 8th Grade Colts beat the Pearsall Mavericks 30-0 on Thursday, November 2nd in Devine.
“This is the game we have been waiting for all year. The kids came out fired up. Since they did not have a B team but we kept rotating everyone in and we never skipped a beat. Our defense has been great all year and this game was no different. Every position did their part and we had a lot of big hits and tackles for losses,” stated Coach Lon Cozby.
“Brady did a great job funning our offense. We threw more than usual this game and Chris Ortiz had his best game of the year catching every ball thrown to him. Zach Rico was a beast, he was everywhere: running, blocking, tackling, kicking and punting, recovering fumbles!” commented Coach Cozby
Highlights of the game
In the first quarter Brady Hackebeil made a 40 yard touchdown pass to Chris Ortiz and Hack ran in the extra 2 points. The ensuing kickoff was an onside recovered by Wyatt Spivey.
In the second quarter Zack Rico punted and Zach Nowicki hit the returner causing a fumble which was recovered by Sage Cruz. Two plays later Zack Rico had a 27 yard touchdown run and Hack passed to Chris for another 2 points. The kickoff was recovered by Rico. Then Hack had a 5 yard scramble for a touchdown and Robert Rosas added a 2 point run. For the last play of the half, Hack made a 45 yard touchdown pass to Zack Rico and Hack completed a pass to Carlos Gutierrez for the 2 points but it was ruled out of bounds.
At half time the Colts led 30-0.
Finally in the third quarter Hack made a 70 yard touchdown run which was called back on a questionable penalty.