Game ball #1
Oh, this official game ball may have been the easiest one to present for the entire year. Clinching the outright District 14-4A Championship and not having to share with ‘a neighboring town’ somehow makes last Friday night’s victory even sweeter.
The players and coaches will tell ya that sharing a title just does not have the same feel to it as having one all to themselves. Putting “Co-” in front of champion undoubtedly takes away some of the luster.
The first game ball goes to everyone who bared down and strapped their helmet on to bring that gold ball home to Devine for the 9,000th time in school history (or, at least it feels like that many ).
2019 District Champion Warhorses: Brady Hackebeil, Joseph Hernandez, Isaiah Oropeza, Buddy Santos, Sergio Martinez, Xavier Contreras, Hunter Maxwell, Blaine Miller, Xsavior Martinez, Christian Gerlach, Hayden Shook, Mason Burford, Jared Fernandez, Michael Polanco, Justin Contreras, Devin Ornelas, Peyton Carr, Leonard Pompa, Jacob Featherly, Ryan Applewhite, Kannon Ramirez, Jesus Hernandez, Tristin Kannard, Jayce Hackebeil, Isaiah Rejino, Darrin Lafferty, Geoffrey Seal, Aaron Rivera, John Schnautz, Christian Robles, and Andrew Perez.
Game ball #2
100-yard receiver for the Warhorses? Yep. Devine’s running game has been hogging most of the glory in the game ball mentions. It is about time a receiver gets a little press and recognition for breaking into triple digits.
Mason Burford hauled in three catches for 101 yards and a touchdown. Breaking the 100-yard mark for a Devine receiver does not happen very often nor does the 33.3 yards per catch average so when it does, it is celebrated.
Mason’s 61-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter put Devine up 13-0 going into the second quarter. The Horses never looked back after that moment.
Game ball #3
I simply cannot list the game ball #3 nominees by name as it would take entirely too long and I would undeniably leave someone off. The contributions these game ball #3 people make on a Friday night provides a big boost to the players who sweat their tails off Monday through Thursday in practices for the opportunity to play a game they love for the people they love.
Warhorse Nation, you all are the game ball #3 recipients! Congrats on a great, district championship run and keep in mind the season ain’t over yet! The Horses need you and more to Maroon-Out the stands in New Braunfels to cheer Devine on to a bi-district championship.
Total yards: Dev 455 Car 77 First downs: Dev 20 Car 7 Rushes-yards: 37-309-8.35 Car 28-51-1.82 Passing: Dev 7 of 10 for 146, 2TDS Car 3 of 6 for 26 Punts: Dev 0 Car 6 Fumbles-lost: Dev 1-1 Car 2-1 Penalties: Dev 8-53 Car 4-20
Passing: Isaiah Oropeza 5 of 8 for71 yards, 1 TD; Brady Hackebeil 2 of 2 for 75, 1 TD Receiving: Mason Burford 3-101, 1 TD; Justin Contreras 4-45, 1 TD Rushing: J. Contreras 5-89 (17.8), 1 TD; Buddy Santos 8-56 (7.0), 1 TD; B. Hackebeil 5-52 (10.4), 1 TD; Devin Ornelas 6-38 (6.3); Oropeza 4-36 (9.0); Burford 3-21 (7.0); Leonard Pompa 3-1- (3.3); Xsavior Martinez 1-6 (6.0); Sergio Martinez 1-6 (6.0); Peyton Carr 1 for -1.
DEV—Brady Hackebeil 14-yard run (Jacob Featherly PAT), 6:23, 1st
DEV—B. Hackebeil 61-yard pass to Mason Burford (PAT failed), 3:06, 1st
DEV—Justin Contreras 61-yard run (2pt conv. failed), 11:20, 2nd
DEV—Buddy Santos 19-yard run (2pt pass failed), 9:20, 2nd
DEV—Sergio Martinez 6-yard run (Featherly PAT), 1:25, 2nd
DEV—Isaiah Oropeza 19-yard pass to J. Contreras (PAT failed), 6:53, 3rd
DEV—Xsavior Martinez 6-yard run (Featherly PAT), 11:53, 4th
By Jerel Beaty
Game ball #1