Devine’s middle school Colts took on the Navarro Panthers last Thursday with the Gold coming away with an 8-6 victory. The Maroon team fought hard until the final horn but their comeback bid fell short 24-14.
“The Gold group continues to play well together,” said Coach Zac Valenzuela after his squad ran their record to a perfect 3-0.
Valenzuela credited the win to “solid run contributions from Jack Wallace and David Espinosa.” Defensively, Aaron Frazier led the way with 3 tackles followed by Tommy Camarillo.
The Maroon team dug a hole too big to climb out of as they fell behind 24-0 midway through. Devine did not hang their heads though and came out swinging, and scoring, in the second half as they closed the gap to 24-14.
Unfortunately, the Colts could get no closer as they lost by that final score.
Jordan Beaver led the Maroon with 8 carries for 45 yards. He scored one touchdown and added a two-point conversion. Logan Alexander was next with 7 rushes for 55 yards and a score. Moses Contrares had one attempt for 5 yards.
Quarterback Nate Valle hit on 3 of four attempts with two completions going to Alexander for a total of 25 yards while the other went to Kash Esparza for a big 35-yard gain.
Defensively, Contreras led with four tackles. Valle added three tackles and had an interception while Esparza added a solo tackle and recovered a fumble.
Brody Poppe, Troy Guerra, Eli San Miguel, and Alexander each had two tackles while single tackles were made by Beaver, Espinosa, Jayden Rodriguez, Noah Garcia, and Israel Casas, Jr.
Colts take down Navarro. Pictured are #1Jordan Beaver, #7 Israel Casas, and #2David Espinosa.