The Blanco junior varsity rolled up 6 touchdowns in 3 quarters to take a decisive victory over the Luling Eagles on Thursday, September 12.
The Panthers kicked off to the Eagles to start the game and the Blanco defense was strong, forcing the Eagles to punt. Kailen Webster ran the punt back for 15 yards for excellent field position inside Eagle territory. Seven plays later, Chase Horton charged into the endzone for a 9 yard touchdown run. Ryan Ronces muscled his way through the line to pick up the 2 point conversion. Blanco led 8-0. After the Panther kick-off, the defense held Luling on 4th down. The offense again went to work. Ronces dashed 39 yards for the second Blanco touchdown and Ronces then added the 2 point conversion.
With 41 seconds remaining in the 1st quarter, Blanco led 16-0. The Panther defense again held firm. James Rodriguez sacked the Eagles Quarterback for a loss. After the Luling punt, the Panthers offense took over the 50 yard line. Chase Horton ran the 50 yard distance to the goal line down the right sideline. The 2 point conversion pass attempt was incomplete. Blanco led 22-0. Luling scored 6 on a long pass play, but the Panthers stopped the 2 point attempt making the score 22-6 with 3:33 remaining in the 2nd quarter. After Rodrigues covered an onside kick by Luling, the Panthers moved the ball down field and scored again on a 32 yard romp by Horton. Steven Flores carried the ball for the 2 point conversion.
Justin Requenes kicked off for the Panthers nailing the ball to the Eagle endzone for a touchback. Requenes then snagged an Eagle pass for an interception at mid-field. The Panthers enjoyed a 30-6 halftime lead. In the 3rd quarter, the Blanco offense added another touchdown by Ronces. The 2 point conversion failed. The Panthers led 36-6. Luling added two 4th quarter touchdowns and the 2 point conversions to make the final score, Blanco 36 and Luling 22. The offensive line opened nice holes for the Panther ball carriers, Ronces, Horton, Webster, Aaron Uballe, and Kameron Martinez. The Panther defense was strong with tackles made by Rodriguez, Ronces, Uballe, Horton, Webster, Flores, Wes Heskew, Jordan Wagner, Joe Lopez, Gus Martinez, Joe Perkins, John Caldwell, Randall Jones, Chase Coggins, Ross Edwards, Garrett Seales, Jacob Robinson, Gage Bussey, Hayden Hunt, and Jake Mangold.
The junior varsity plays the San Antonio Christian Lions on Thursday, September 19 at 6pm in San Antonio.