The subvarsity Tiger football teams headed to Stephenville Thursday, Oct. 10 and encountered challenges to say the least.
The JV Tigers (5-2) lost their matchup with the Yellow Jackets 42-6. The touchdown for Glen Rose came on the first offensive play of the game with a 75-yard run by Dakota Prcin, who rushed for over 100 yards.
“He had several other tough runs,” said coach Erik Hartman. “Marcus Rios also ran tough for about 50 yards.”
Unfortunately, fellow rushers Preston Shuffield and Cade Cauble were injured in the ballgame.
On defense, Hartman said inside linebacker Stone Costello made a lot of tackles in the contest. The coach also pointed to the good play of outside linebacker Bradlee Ingram, inside linebacker Rios and defensive lineman Alex Navarrete.
Glen Rose hung tough at 14-6 late in the second quarter and only trailed 21-6 at halftime.
“Our team was half of their roster size,” Hartman said. “That was a big factor in the second half. We faced two really tough opponents the last couple weeks when you include Kennedale.”
The JV Tigers return to action Oct. 24 when they host Alvarado at 6:30 p.m.
“We have the bye to rest and heal,” Hartman said. “We need to get back to doing the little things that win games.”
The Freshman Tigers (2-5) lost their matchup with Stephenville 50-0.
“We played hard, but we were just physically outmatched,” said coach Kiel Miller. “Stephenville had a big size advantage. We struggled with sustaining drives and especially staying on our blocks.”
Miller said Stephenville ran the ball very well, while the Tigers had tackling issues and couldn’t run when they had the ball.
“It was also tough throwing over their tall D-line,” he said.
Logan Smith had a 40-yard kick return and Brazos Overton added a 35-yard kick return. Smith also completed a 40-yard pass to Landon Ibarra.
“We just have to stay with the process of getting better,” Miller said. “We have to stay on our blocks at all positions until the whistle blows. We have to keep our heads up.”