Prairie Lea mistakes costly vs. Winston
SAN ANTONIO — Prairie Lea, one week after an emotional season-opening victory, suffered a setback Friday at the hands of The Winston School of San Antonio, losing 45-25.
The Indians had their chances, but never could grab the momentum from the Eagles.
Prairie Lea trailed 6-0, but tied the game on a 20-yard run by junior Jimmy Soberanes. Soberanes gave the Indians a 12-6 lead when he caught the first of three touchdown passes from junior quarterback Gabriel Garcia.
However, Winston took a 28–12 lead into halftime.
Winston increased his lead to 37-18 after three quarters.
The Indians scored again on a 25-yard pass from Garcia to Soberanes, but it would be their final tally.
Garcia, in his first year at quarterback, has passed for eight touchdowns and no interceptions through his first two games.
“Our football team is mainly freshman and juniors,” Prairie Lea Head Coach Steven Brown said. “We missed a lot of tackles, trying to tackle up high. They were good, but we turn the ball over at the wrong time, too. Our blocking and tackling we’re not great at all.”
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“They are a pretty good little team with a good running back.,” Brown said. “Hopefully we will play better, but it depends on how we practice this week. Their kid is going to give us problems. He’s not big, but he’s fast.”
Garcia was 8–of–10 passing for 160 yards in 3 touchdowns against Winston. Lane Fiscus rushed 8 times for 45 yards. Soberanes had 5 receptions for 50 yards and three touchdowns and added 60 yards rushing on 7 attempts. Brown said Garcia also stood out for the Indians on defense.