Jackets pile up 616 yards in win over CP
Center Point -- In the previous win
against Harper, the Sabinal Yellowjackets started fast, then held
on for the victory.
Friday, Oct. 17, at Pirate Stadium, the Jackets
took a quarter to get heated up, then ran wild for over 600 yards
of offense in a 49-35 victory.
The win raises the Jackets’ season record to
5-2, and 2-1 in District 14-AA-I. They’ll be back at home this
Friday, Oct. 24 to host Junction in another district game at 7:30
Playing at Center Point seems to bring out the
best in Sabinal’s offense, or at least for the last two years. A
year ago, in a 69-21 win, Sabinal put up a school record 785 yards
of total offense. Last Friday, the 616 yards the team recorded is
the second-most in school history, surpassed only by the game last
September. The Jackets had 348 yards on the ground and 268 more
through the air.
The Jackets got on the board first, getting a
three-yard touchdown run from Albert Aguilar just before the first
period ended. Shane Medina was perfect on all seven extra point
They were back in the endzone less than two
minutes later, when Pablo Arteaga intercepted a Pirate pass and
returned it 50 yards for a score and a 14-0 lead.
Aguilar capped the next drive with a 15-yard TD
run to give Sabinal a comfortable 21-0 lead.
CP finally got on the board with 3:55 left in
the half, when Kolby Kitchens, who threw for 289 yards and four
TDs, hit Aaron Walters for a seven-yard scoring strike.
Just before halftime, the Jackets answered,
with JR Vera scoring on a 26-yard keeper.
CP came out of the locker room to get on the
board first in the second half, on a 27-yard Kitchens pass to Alan
But Sabinal responded twice in a row to go up
42-14. David Hernandez, the Jackets’ leading rusher with 89
yards, scored from the 4, and four minutes later, Juan Aguilera
took it in from 10 yards out.
After a Pirate TD on a 12-yard Larry Leitha
run, the Jackets put up their final TD of the night, a 27-yard
pass from Vera to Andrew Guevara.
Two more TD passes from Kitchens in the final
four minutes took the score to its final of 49-35.