By Melissa McCaghren
The Roosevelt Eagles continued their strong season with a 33-0 win for their homecoming game.
Landers could not be happier with his team. “I was very proud the way the team played against Dimmitt. We faced some adversity early in the game and our team was able to respond and handle that adversity,” he said. “In years past, we would get into some adversity situations and not respond very well, so I am very proud of the way the team handled themselves.
“Dimmitt was a very good opponent and (I) was proud of the way our team played Friday Night.”
The team had strong offense throughout the night, leading to the shutout.
Senior quarterback Jacob Torrez passed once for 21 yards, and scored a touchdown. Running back Alex Trevino also had one completed pass for 33 yards.
Rushing told an even bigger story. Kenyon Taylor made a lot of his senior homecoming with eight carries for 143 yards and three touchdowns.
Other top rushers were Trevino (11 carries for 76 yards and one touchdown), senior Jonathan Rivero (six carries for 30 yards) and Angel Olivares (five carries for 21 yards).
Top receivers were JJ Diaz, with one catch for 21 yards and a touchdown, and Torrez with one catch for 33 yards.
Total office was 325 yards with 31 rushing attempts for 271 yards.
One defense, the team made an impressive 64 tackles, with seven quarterback sacks. A total of 16 of the tackles caused a yardage loss for the Bobcats. There was also a pass breakup.
Now, the team will face Floydada this Friday at 7:30 p.m. before they start District.
Landers said the team has been preparing for this game as well as for their quest for a District title.
“Our team has improved every week, especially with our option game. It takes time to run the option, especially early in the year when we start to see live reps coming at you, but we are starting to get the timing back down,” he said. “There is always something to work on, so we are just going to keep getting good at what we do.”