Lytle Pirates shoot down Rockets in SA

Pirate QB Toby Davila looks for his receivers. Photo by Mikayla Perez-Martinez.

Eric Smith
Staff Writer
The Lytle Pirates were able to shoot down the Kennedy Rockets at Veterans Stadium last Friday night to string together their second straight victory to begin the season. Not only did this account for the second win, but it also surpassed last year’s win total which has Coach Mike Trevino, the Pirates and the Lytle faithful excited entering week three vs. West Campus.

“We were led by love and leadership,” Trevino exclaimed. “Our boys continue to over-believe and bring their best every day. It’s a special feeling to start the second 2-0 and our culture continues to drive us each week.”
Lytle continued to “Dig Deep” as they continued to work on their offensive and defensive schemes this season vs. the 5A Rockets who also have struggled in recent history.
Kennedy did strike first on the opening kickoff, with a huge 60-yard return which had the home crowd excited with a 7-0 lead. That would be the only true success the Rockets would have, for the next four quarters of action.
Lytle was able to tie the game in the second quarter, as QB Toby Davila found Robert Inming with just 20 seconds to go in the first half of play.
In the second half, it was a defensive battle as neither team found much success. Lytle was able to add one final touchdown in the 4th quarter, as Davila found success through the air again, on a pass to Chase Guevara. Alvarado was able to put his second PAT up and good, allowing the Pirates to take a 14-7 lead and this is how things would end in San Antonio.
Impressive Defensively
The Lytle Pirates held the Rockets to 83 total yards on 44 plays including 68 passing and just 15 rushing.
“Our defense has yet to give up a point as we played lights out,” Trevino said.
Improving Offense
Offensively, Lytle continued to improve their new schemes as they accounted for 274 yards of offense on 55 total plays. This included 118 passing and 156 rushing. Lytle was also 8-13 on 3rd downs as both squads finished with two turnovers.
“Offensively, we were able to find a rhythm as both of our scores came from explosive plays,” Trevino said.
Small miscues
According to Coach Trevino, the one area that hurt them a little was Special teams. “We gave up field position and also had two turnovers on offense which had our defense back on the field after two crucial stops in the game,” Trevino said.
Final Stats
Davila finished the game 3-5-63-2TDs in the game. Davila also led the rushing attack with 14 carries for 50 yards as D. Gonzales had 7-41 yards.
Next battle Friday Night
The Lytle Pirates will battle the West Campus Cougars (1-1) this coming Friday at South San Bobcat Stadium at 7:00 p.m.
“West Campus is much improved,” Trevino said. “Coach Gonzales id doing a heck of a job and they are coming off their first program win in a long time (48-0 vs. St. Anthony).” “They have all returners on both sides of the ball and have momentum heading into this game.”
The Cougars lost their opener to Pearsall 48-6 in San Antonio.
“WC is going to base their offense out of a Spread formation and will mix in some 1 back/2 back formations and they run it effectively,” Trevino said. “Defensively, they primarily run a 3-4/2 high safety defense, but have shown a 4-3 cover 3 as well.”
According to Trevino, defensively they have linemen who will bring it and they are very aggressive in the backfield. Offensively, look for their stud WR #4 to be their go to player. “We will have to have our hands on him all night,” Trevino said.”