Yellowjackets start off 1-2


     The Sabinal boys’ basketball team has opened the 2021-22 season with a 1-2 mark.

     The Yellowjackets started off with a 62-44 win over Utopia, led by the 20 points of Johnny Rodriguez. Joel Rodriguez added 18, with 10 from John Gonzalez, nine from Tristan Garcia and five from Richard Gonzales.

     The Jackets dropped a one-point decision to Leakey, 55-54, on Nov. 19. Joel Rodriguez led the team with 26 points in addition to three assists and four steals, with another 14 from Johnny Rodriguez.

     On Tuesday, Nov. 23, Sabinal lost to Knippa, 66-44. Joel Rodriguez scored 15, with 12 from Johnny Rodriguez and 10 from John Gonzalez. Noah Rodriguez scored five points, to go with 10 rebounds, two assists and a block.

     The Jackets’ scheduled game with Crystal City on Tuesday was canceled. The team will go to the SWTJC Tournament in Uvalde this weekend, Dec. 3-4. The Jackets will open with Utopia and play twice on Friday. The second game will be against either Leakey or Nueces Canyon, and they’ll play once more on Saturday. 

     On Tuesday, Dec. 7, the Jackets will face Lee Academy at the AT&T Center, starting at 12:15.