Sabinal romps on record-setting night
On a night when senior running back Israel Gonzales etched his name into the record book, the Sabinal Yellowjackets built an insurmountable first quarter lead on the way to a district-opening rout Friday night, Sept. 22.
The Jackets put up 35 points in the opening quarter on the way to a 47-21 win over Charlotte at Yellowjacket Stadium.
The District 15-2A-II win raises the Jackets’ record to 2-2 on the year, with a 1-0 mark in district before heading out to face Brackett this Friday, Sept. 29, in a 7 p.m. game at Tiger Stadium.
Gonzales did all his work Friday in the first period, rushing for 189 yards and five touchdowns, while surpassing Sabinal legend Fred Contreras as the school’s all time leading ground gainer.
Contreras, Class of 1984, finished his career with 3,084 rushing yards. Gonzales passed that record on Friday, finishing the night with 3,119.
Gonzales scored five TD in the first quarter, before sitting out for the rest of the night. He scored on runs of 3, 6, 62, 1 and 46 yards, as the Jackets took a 35-0 lead.
Sabinal added a pair of second quarter touchdowns on runs by Alex Rodriguez to take a 47-0 lead into halftime.
With the Jackets getting everyone some valuable playing time, the Trojans put up three second half touchdowns to make the score a little closer.