PHOTO / DIANA MEDINA
Gonzales makes a reception over a Harper defender.
Jackets grab early 21-0 lead, beat Harper
for first league win
Sabinal scored on its first three possessions
of the night, then played solid defense the rest of the way, to
record a 28-17 win over Harper in District 14-AA-I action last
Friday, Oct. 10, at Yellowjacket Stadium.
The win, which breaks a two-game skid, raises
the Jackets’ season record to 4-2, and evens their district mark
This Friday, Oct. 17, Sabinal travels to Center
Point to face the Pirates in another district game, starting at
Sabinal scored three touchdowns in the opening
period. Scoring passes of 25 and 62 yards, from JR Vera to Justice
Gonzales, were bookended around a scoring drive capped by a
one-yard Preston Nevarez TD run. Shane Medina added the extra
point after each of the Jackets’ scores.
Harper got on the board early in the second
quarter when Bryle Jalowy boomed a 42-yard field goal, to bring
the score to 21-3. The margin stayed there until the fourth
Vera connected for his third scoring pass of
the night, this time a 21-yard strike to Andrew Guevara with 8:16
left in the game. Medina’s PAT gave Sabinal its biggest lead of
Harper wasn’t finished, scoring on its final
two possessions of the night. Quarterback Gus Sagraves scored on a
14-yard keeper midway through the fourth period, then threw a
67-yard TD strike to Jacob Pierz with just 80 seconds remaining in
Sabinal went over the 200- yard mark in both
rushing and passing on Friday, with 280 yards on the ground and
201 through the air.