The Devine freshman football team completed its second of two scrimmages over in Geronimo against Navarro last Thursday. The Panthers topped the Horses 4-1 overall as the Horses ready to open their season August 25 against San Antonio Memorial. The Freshman and JV teams will combine for a single game at Veterans Memorial Stadium with kickoff scheduled for 5:30pm.
“We started off strong, with quarterback Karter Brown connecting with Mario Vicente on a 35-yard touchdown throw to open things up,” said Coach Steven Estrada. “Overall we did a great job, played hard and look forward to Memorial.”
Estrada pointed out the linemen Christian San Miguel and Nate Martinez stood out on the offensive side of the ball with defensively linebackers Riley Gutierrez and Christian Monreal “filled the gaps and made some solid tackles.” He also stated that Tyler Hinnant had a good scrimmage at defensive end.
Although Devine had only the one score, they did have several other nice plays offensively.
“We made some plays, but some drives were stalled due to various mistakes on either blocking assignments or turnovers,” said Coach Evan Eads. “I take part of the blame in calling a few of the wrong plays as well.”
Ryan Weinkam had a good night from the offensive backfield. Eads stated Weinkam “had an impressive 25-yard run” and that he has “great vision on our signature sweep play.”
“Tyler Hinnant had a good night at the tight end position, and has been one of our better players throughout two-a-days,” Eads said in closing.