Special to the Reporter
Frank Brandenburg accounted for two first half touchdowns while the Tiger defense shut the West offense down in the first two quarters, giving Glen Rose a 14-0 lead at the break on its way to a 20-12 victory in freshman football action last week.
Brandenburg rushed for one score and threw a strike to Ben Mungia for a second. Mungia also rushed for a 2-point conversion, giving him 8 points in the opening half.
Good field position after a long kickoff return helped West to finally get on the board early in the third quarter, but it wasnít enough.
Brandenburg added a second rushing touchdown early in the fourth to regain a two-possession lead.
West found the end zone again late in the fourth, missed the PAT, and lined up for an onside kick trailing the Tigers, 20-12.
The Trojans recovered the kick, but the Tiger defense didnít flinch and made a four-down stand to seal the win.
Offensive linemen Jesse Garza, Hunter Gass, Jason Geyer, Brady Burns, Julian Alcala and Sam Barnard were cited by coaches for their solid effort in the trenches, while ball carriers Brandenburg, Mungia, Logan Caylor and Jesus Auilar teamed up for a successful offensive outing.
Leading the Tigers defensively were Brandenburg, Aguilar, Mungia, Ian Valdez, Thomas Simpson, Weston Snow, Jack Hughes, Adam Rios, Corbyn Gilbert, Zach Perez and Joey Vollmer.