The Blanco Junior Varsity football team rolled over the Rogers Eagles 40-18 on Thursday, October 3. The Eagles kicked off to the Panthers With Aaron Uballe returning the ball to the Blanco 34 yard line on the first play on offense, Ryan Ronces romped 66 yards for a touchdown. The two point conversion attempt failed. Blanco took the very early lead 6-0. Justin Requences kicked off for the Panthers deep in Roger’s territory with Kailen Webster making the stop on the Eagle 10 yard line. The defense held tight forcing Rogers to punt. Tackles were made by John Caldwell, Kameron Martinez, and Webster. The offense again took over on the Blanco 34 yard line. Three plays later Jordan Wagner hit Chase Horton with a short pass and Horton ran the ball in for the 62 yard touchdown play. The PAT was no good. 5:44 remaining in the 1st quarter the Panthers led 12-0.
On the kick off by Requenes, Wes Eskew, and Ronces stopped the Eagles on the Rogers 25 yard line. James Rodriguez made the stop on the Eagle rushers and then Joe Lopez recovered a fumble for Blanco on the 30 yard line. On carrys by Uballe, Horton, and Ronces, Blanco moved the ball to the 1 yard line. With the offensive line surging into the endzone, Wagner scored the touchdown on a keeper. Wagner then hit Jared Mayfield for the 2 point conversion. With 2:10 remaining in the 1st quarter, Blanco led 20-0. After the Blanco kick off, the Eagle was tackled by Eskew and Webster on the Rogers 33 yard line. The defense again shut down Rogers forcing them to punt. Webster made a 5 yard return to the Panther 47. Four plays later Horton scrambled to the end zone for another TD. Ronces scored the 2 point conversion to put Blanco up 28-0 at 8:26 in the 2nd quarter. On the Blanco kickoff to Rogers, Gage Bussey made the tackle on the Rogers 35. Lopez, Rodriguez, and Kameron Martinez also made stops. The Eagles moved the ball to the Panther 5 yard line. Ross Edwards and Mayfield added tackles,with Caldwell breaking up a pass play on 4th down. Blanco took over on downs at their own 7. The Panthers made a 93 yard scoring drive with runs by Ronces, Horton, and Webster with a 27 yard pass from Wagner to Uballe. The scoring drive was capped by an 11 yard run by Horton. The 2 point conversion was no good. The Panthers took a 34-0 lead into the halftime break.
Blanco kicked off to Rogers to begin the 2nd half. Beginning on the 30 yard line, Rogers moved the ball down field to the Panther 30. Panthers tackles were made by Ryan Bible, Trent Pruitt, Gus Martinez, Kameron Martinez, Caldwell, Ronces, Horton, and Webster. Wagner recovered a Roger’s fumble on the Blanco 30. After a 10 yard Blanco penalty, the offensive line, Gus Martinez, Chase Coggins, Hunter Riley, and Eskew again opened holes and Uballe sprinted 80 yards for a touchdown. The 2 point attempt failed and with 1:14 in the 3rd quarter Blanco led 40-0. Rogers scored 2 quick touchdowns. On the 2nd PAT attempt Kenny Peyton knocked the ball out of the Eagle ball carriers arms to deny the PAT attempt. After the Eagles kickoff, Luis Elizondo and Kameron Martinez carried the ball for Blanco. The Eagles defense held tight and took over on downs. With tackles made by Logan Parker, Kendall Hartmann, Jeremy Kindla, Noah Wheeler, Randall Jones, William Hourigan, Jacob Robinson, and Jake Mangold the Eagles slowly drove to the end zone scoring on a short run. The conversion attempt was stopped on a tackle by Edwards. The Panthers defeated the Eagles 40-18.