Freshman Horses fall in heartbreaker to Pleasanton 22-21

If only games were decided in the first 37 minutes 48 seconds, the Devine Warhorse freshman team would be sitting at 4-0 right now. Instead, Pleasanton scored the go ahead touchdown and two point conversion in the last 0:11 of the game to pull out a 22-21 victory over the host Horses.
Devine went to work quickly, scoring their first touchdown at the 5:32 mark of the opening quarter on a Matt Gomez 22-yard reception from quarterback Jacob Rodriguez. Joseph Stafford booted the extra point for the 7-0 lead.
Brayden Reyes ran 2-yards with 7:45 on the clock. Reyes’s run was the first of two touchdowns in the second quarter for Devine. Stafford connected on his second extra point to put Devine up 14-0.
Rodriguez threw his second scoring pass on a 68-yard bomb to Alfredo Ramirez just before the halftime break. After Stafford kicked the point after, the Horses took what looked like a comfortable 21-0 lead to the dressing room.
“We came out fired up and ready to go on offense. We executed very well in the first half. Second half was a different story. We had a few busted assignments, false starts, and costly penalties to keep us out of scoring position. You add those mistakes with 3 bad calls and games can shift very fast,” said offensive signal caller Coach Juan Gonzalez.
Shift fast indeed as Pleasanton scored three second half touchdowns, including the go-ahead touchdown and two-point conversion pass with only 0:11 left in the ballgame.
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Devine travels to Luling to take on the Eagles Thursday evening.
By Jerel Beaty
Staff Writer