/ DIANA MEDINA
breaks into the clear behind the block of Adan Alejandro in
Sabinalís 63-0 romp over Nueces Canyon.
Jackets win another; face DíHanis for crown
Sabinal recorded another District 15-A-II rout last Friday
night, Nov. 1, at Yellowjacket Stadium, with a 63-0 pounding of
The Yellowjackets now head into the battle for the district
championship, when they visit DíHanis on Saturday evening, Nov.
9, at Butch Woolls Stadium. Kickoff is at 7:30.
While both teams traveled different paths to get to the
district race, both are unbeaten in league play, at 4-0.
For the season, Sabinal is 8-1, while DíHanis is 5-4.
The winner will receive a first-round bye in the playoffs, and
will await the winner of next weekís bi-district playoff between
the runner-up of District 14-A-II (most likely Woodsboro) and the
third place team from 13-A-II (probably Bartlett, although any of
four teams could slip into that spot).
The loser of Saturdayís game will enter the bi-district
playoffs as 15-A-II runner-up, and will face the third place team
from 16-A-II (probably Charlotte) next week.
The Jackets, who still have not surrendered a point in district
play, didnít waste any time getting started last Friday. It took
less than 90 seconds for Dylan Lopez to find Skyler Mireles open
for a 29-yard touchdown catch. Matt Medina hit all eight extra
points he attempted.
Three minutes after the first TD, Lopez scored on a 10-yard run
as Sabinal took a 14-0 lead.
Matt Medina, who rushed for 120 yards on eight carries, scored
the next TD, bursting into the endzone from 19 yards away, for a
21-0 lead with 4:29 left in the first period.
Sabinal added four scores in the second quarter, on a 25-yard
Lopez run, a seven-yard score for Adan Alejandro and two passes
from Lopez to Mason Miller, covering 16 and 25 yards. The last
score came with 35 seconds left in the half and gave the Jackets a
To open the third period, Mireles got his second TD of the
night, this one on defense, as he returned an intercepted Panther
pass 17 yards for a score.
Sabinal added one more score late in the game, with Albert
Aguilar recording a TD from one yard out with 3:31 left to play.
Miller added the Jacketís final PAT of the night.
Sabinalís defense held NC to just three first downs and 35
yards of offense for the night.