8th Grade Colts win big against Aggies

th grader Gabe Esquibel makes catch in a recent game.

Last week the 8th grade Colts played as a combined team against Poteet and it was a high scoring game for the Colts. They won 52-14.
The Colts started off the game with a 7 play drive ending with Ethan Santos running in a touchdown from 9 yards out. Diego Gerlach tried adding the 2 points but was stopped short. On the next drive, Sammy Guardiola found Gabe Esquibel for 25 yards down to the 5. Guardiola would run it in on the next play for the touchdown. On the 2 point attempt Quenton Sanders tried his luck on passing looking for Hector Garza. We thought Garza had caught it but as he did the defender took it away. The conversion failed but the Colts would lead 12-0.
The Aggies fumbled on the next drive and Santos would fall on the ball. Adrian Gutierrez and Luke Friesenhahn both caused the Aggie fumble.
Esquibel scored out of the wildcat formation from 23 yards out. This might have been the best run I’ve seen in Jr high. It had it all; spin moves, jukes, stiff arm, and speed. Gutierrez added the 2 point and the lead moved to 20-0.
Derrick Razo got behind the defense and Guardiola was able to find him for a 34 yard passing touchdown. Jonathan Weinkam ran in the 2 points. Poteet tried to throw the ball but Esquibel was there to pick it off and give the Colts the ball back. Three plays later Ethan Santos added another touchdown this time from 10 yards out. Elijah Sanchez added the 2 points from the wildcat position and the Colts now led 36-0. Poteet would find the end zone on a good run but the 2 point was stopped by Aaron Bonilla and Friesenhahn.
The Colts would strike right back with Weinkam scoring from 15 yards out and Ethan Santos adding the 2 points. 44-6 would be the score at halftime.
Elijah Sanchez stripped the ball carrier and recovered the fumble on Poteet’s opening drive. A few plays later Bonilla ran around the outside for 15 yards and the score. Friesenhahn added the 2pt and the lead grew to 52-6. Poteet scored once more to make the final 52-14.
We were able to get guys in and stay fresh on both sides of the ball. Defensively we played very well all night. On the offensive end we kept mixing it up and getting the ball in as many kid’s hands as possible. It was hard for Poteet to figure out who was getting it next.
The Colts are now 7-1 (4-0 in district) and will play at Carrizo Springs for the last game of the season Thursday.
By Coach Lon Cozby