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Robert Rugh gets some clearance from Rafa Garcia (57), Mitchell Hutto (47) and Jonathan Smith (75) on his way to one of his four long-range TDs in the 56-20 win over Charlotte. The D’Hanis senior QB ran for scores of 67, 85 and 69 yards and returned a kickoff for another.



John Rodriguez splits the Charlotte defense at the start of a 62-yard touchdown run. The Cowboys visit Rocksprings on Friday.



Tyson Zinsmeyer eludes a Charlotte tackler on a kickoff return.


D’Hanis rips Charlotte up in district win

The D’Hanis Cowboys knew how to do Homecoming up right last Saturday, Oct. 11.

The Cowboys scored six first half touchdowns, piled up nearly 500 yards of offense and rolled to a 56-20 dismantling of Charlotte at Butch Woolls Stadium.

The Cowboys are now 4-2 on the year, and more importantly, are off to a 1-0 start in the District 15-AA-II race. This Friday, Oct. 17, D’Hanis will travel up to the Hill Country for a 7:30 p.m. contest at Rocksprings. The Angoras (2-4 season) are also coming off a district-opening win, blanking Leakey last week, 36-0.

In the win over Charlotte, D’Hanis quarterback Robert Rugh had what can only be described as a career night. He rushed seven times, gained 235 yards and scoring three touchdowns, the shortest of which was 67 yards. He also passed for 77 yards, and, for good measure, he also returned a kickoff for a score in the second half.

The Cowboys went right to work, as Rugh scored for the first time on a 67-yard run, just 33 seconds into the game, giving D’Hanis a quick 6-0 lead.

On the Cowboys’ second possession, Rugh sprinted 85 yards to the endzone, then passed to Christian Tapia for the two-point conversion to make it a 14-0 lead.

The Cowboys’ next two scores both came on short runs by Tapia -- one in the first quarter and one in the second -- to make it 28-0.

Minutes later, John Rodriguez got into the scoring column on a 62-yard. Tapia’s kick with 5:19 left in the half made it a 35-0 lead.

Just a minute later, Charlotte got on the board as Eric Casares bolted 52 yards to the endzone for a score.

D’Hanis drove the length of the field for one more score before the half, with Mitchell Hutto blasting in for a score with 1:36 left, creating a 42-6 halftime lead.

Midway through the third period, Rugh broke loose again, going 69 yards for his third score of the night.

Trojan quarterback David Muñoz closed out the third period with an eight-yard touchdown run, then passed to James DeLeon for the two-pointer.

Starting the fourth quarter with the Charlotte kickoff, Rugh fielded the short kick and ran it back 60 yards for a Cowboy touchdown. Homer Rivera closed out D’Hanis’ scoring with the extra point.

Charlotte drove quickly downfield to put up the final TD of the night, a 30-yard pass from Muñoz to Casares with 9:49 left to play.

Besides Rugh’s average of better than 33 yards per carry, Rodriguez also had big numbers, with 100 yards on just five carries. Tapia was the leading receiver with three catches for 49 yards. D’Hanis totaled 472 offensive yards in the win.

Charlotte running back Richard Blankenship also went over the century mark, with 154 yards rushing on 17 attempts. Casares rushed for 94 yards and had another 63 yards receiving.




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