DíHanis early onslaught too much
Rocksprings -- Scoring the first five times they had the
ball Friday, Oct. 17, the DíHanis Cowboys rolled to a decisive
47-14 win over Rocksprings at Angora Stadium.
The win takes the Cowboys to 5-2 for the season, and 2-0 in the
District 15-AA-II race. DíHanis is currently alone atop the
district standings, after La Pryor fell to the upset-minded Leakey
Eagles, 44-42 on Friday.
DíHanis hosts Leakey this Saturday, Oct. 25, in a 7:30 p.m.
game at Butch Woolls Stadium.
Friday, the Cowboys put together a balanced rushing attack
against the Angoras with 255 yards on 31 carries (an average of
better than eight yards a pop), and picking up 21 first downs. For
the night, DíHanis had six different running backs -- Robert
Rugh, John Rodriguez, Mitchell Hutto, Christian Tapia, Tyson
Zinsmeyer and Homer Rivera -- rush for at least 20 yards.
The Cowboys didnít take long to get started, with John
Rodriguez fielding the opening kickoff at the 23-yard line and
returning it 77 yards for a touchdown.
Rodriguez would add two more TD runs, from three yards and 19
yards, before the first period ended. That went along with a
12-yard scoring keeper by Robert Rugh. Rodriguez and Homer Rivera
each had a two-point run in the period.
At the end of one quarter, the Cowboys had already built a 28-0
Less than two minutes into the second quarter, Christian Tapia
added a 14-yard TD run. The 34-0 lead stood until halftime.
Midway through the third quarter, Rugh, who finished with a
team-high 84 rushing yards on nine carries, scored from nine yards
away. Rivera added the kick for a 41-0 lead.
Stephen Rugh scored DíHanisí final TD on a two-yard run
with 9:03 left to play.
Rockspringsí 14 points all came courtesy of the same
combination. Tony Sanchez passed to Jonathon Reyna for a touchdown
of 17 yards in the third period and 10 yards for another with 3:31
left in the game. The two also connected on a two-point conversion
after the second Angora TD.
The Cowboy defense was also active on Friday, with pass
interceptions from Rodriguez, Robert Rugh and Alex Del Hierro.