Freshman Horses get feet wet at Central Catholic scrimmage

The freshman Warhorse football players got their first taste of high school competition when they took on the Central Catholic Buttons last Friday in San Antonio. The defense was more than up to the task, not allowing the Buttons to cross the goal line at any point in the scrimmage.
Coach Bart Oropeza said, “I felt that our freshmen defense played really well on Friday against Central Catholic. We did not allow any touchdowns and that’s going to be our goal from week to week.”
Shutouts every week almost guarantee a Warhorse victory for that Thursday night’s ballgame. With one more scrimmage to go against Navarro Thursday at Warhorse Stadium, the Horses continue to improve as they prepare for the regular season opener in two weeks.
“We will continue to practice hard and strive to improve every week,” Oropeza said in closing.
Offensively, Coach Juan Gonzalez stated that the Horses “started off a little rough, but improved as the scrimmage went along. The lineman gave great effort but we still have to work on aiming points and running our feet after contact.”
The lone touchdown of the night came on a pass from quarterback Jacob Rodriguez to wide receiver Ayden Leal. That TD toss-and-catch was from 35-yards out.
“Jacob did a good job getting the boys together, which is an important role for his position,” Gonzalez continued. “Blocking assignments and executions as a whole will improve with more practice time. It’s time to get ready for Navarro.”
By Jerel Beaty
Staff Writer