Bastrop challenges LJH football
The Lockhart Junior High Lions” football teams met Bastrop on the field last Tuesday, Sept. 20, for tough competition.
The 8th grade “maroon” team played Bastrop on their home turf; however, the hometown support didn”t give them the advantage as they lost, 30-6.
“Penalties hurt us this game along with some missed tackles defensively,” said Coach Gifford Whitehead
. “Offensively, we had a tough time sustaining a drive. We”ve got some things to work on in preparation for our next game.”
The 8th grade “white” team used the hometown support to their advantage as they gave Bastrop a shutout game, 12-0.
The Lions defense held strong as linebacker Blake Fehr stripped the ball from Bastrop”s offense twice and returned it for a 40-yard touchdown and a 55-yard touchdown.
Defensive end J.D. Martinez also stepped up for the Lions” defense as he intercepted one pass and recovered a fumble.
The 7th grade “maroon” team gave Bastrop a close game but fell short, 6-14.
Their only touchdown came from Brooks Pittman after running the ball to the endzone for 55 yards.
“The offense had their best game of the year,” said Coach Mark Elder. “They held onto the ball for about two-thirds of the game. We are very proud of these guys. They keep improving each week. We had outstanding offensive line play by Javier Alarcon, Jonathan Alvarez, Malachi Gonzales, Jay Baltierra and Ben McCarthy.”
The 7th grade “white” team was given a shutout game against Bastrop, 26-0, however Coach Russell Kreneck said he saw progress in their game.
“The team cut back on penalties and has improved each game,” said Coach Kreneck. “Anthony Sanchez, Paul Brite and Joseph Carrillo all ran hard against a tough defense.”
The Junior High football teams will meet San Marcos Goodnight on Tuesday, Oct. 4, with the 8th grade teams at home and the 7th grade teams traveling. The games will start at 5:30 and 7 p.m.
(Courtesy of Gifford Whitehead, Mark Elder, Russell Kreneck, Steven Gilpin and Chris Mata)