Reporter Staff Report
The Glen Rose Junior High football teams went a perfect 4-0 against Whitney last week, winning all but one game by at least two scores.
The eighth grade “A” contest was the only close one with Glen Rose prevailing 8-6 thanks to tough defensive play by John Henry Powell, Hunter Redmond, David Barnes, Weston Clifton, Nathan Smith, Carlin Linnabery, Angel Barrios, Jake Betsill, Erik van Assendelft, Omar Sanchez, T.J. Bunt, Nick Morgan and Kevin Uhelein. All of those players were cited by coaches for outstanding play.
The offense was led by Jed Bridges’ three-yard scoring run that tied the game with two minutes left. Powell added the two-point conversion to provide the winning points.
Other offensive standouts cited by coaches were Colton Miller, Kanyon McWilliams, Sergio Ayala, Wayne McFadin, Hunter Redmond and Ty Morrison.
In eighth grade “B” competition, Glen rose ran wild in a 30-6 romp of the Wildcats.
Colton Bumpas scored on touchdown runs of 25 and seven yards and also added a two-point conversion, while Martin de los Santos scored from 35 yards out and Jeffrey Harris opened the scoring with a one-yard TD plunge. The other points came on a two-point pass from Harris to Hunter Williams and a two-point run by Dylan Whitlock.
Offensive standouts cited by coaches were Harris, Whitlock, Bumpas, de los Santos, Williams, Estevan Carranza, Robert Jameson Vincent Bone and Levi Blakley. Defensive standouts were Colten Curry, Chris Cardona, Dustin Stone, Jason Rambo, Alex Hurtado, Hunter Phillips and Kevin Horn.
The seventh “A” Tigers won 18-6 thanks to three long Hayden Holder touchdown runs of 59, 42 and 40 yards.
Coaches named Holder, Preston Shuffield, Heath Nicholson, Dawson Matheny, Manuel Barraza, R.J. Darch and Adrian Ericson outstanding offensive players and Holder, Antonio Ponce, Carter Garrison, Jacob Locke, Sam Strother, Parker Armstrong, Peyton Lytle, Brett Taylor, Trey Yocham, Dalton Gould, Jonathan Rios and Cody Halcom outstanding defensive players.
In seventh “B” play, the Tigers raced past Whitney 20-6.
Devin Riedemann rushed for touchdowns of 44 and 32 yards and also added a two-point conversion while Ethan Krueger scored on a 57-yard run.
Outstanding offensive players were Riedemann, Krueger, Alex Cocita, Tyler Lester, Shane Moore, Jace Bridges, Drannon Brewer and Brent Blinka. Oustanding defensive players were Cole Linker, Valen Webb, Taylor Beckwith, James Gomez, Thomas Watson, Austin Carpenter, James Gillentine and Dylan Barber.