By Melissa McCaghren
The Roosevelt Eagles have had a soaring year so far, going 5-0 in their games before District.
Now, the team has wrapped up its first win of District, defeating the Stanton Buffaloes 28-14 to open up conference.
Head Coach Matt Landers was happy with the team’s strong showing against the Buffaloes. “Stanton is a very physical team and they played with great effort. I am proud of our players in the way they handled themselves when adversity showed,” he said.
That said, it still wasn’t a perfect game.
“(We) got a few penalties that cost us a few first downs and got a touchdown called back on a penalty. But our players showed how they can overcome adversity,” Landers added.
Quarterback Jacob Torrez led the team in rushing yards, having 12 carries for 132 yards and two touchdowns. Torrez also completed one of three passes for 25 yards and a touchdown.
Other top rushers included Alex Trevino with 19 carries for 105 yards, Kenyon Taylor, two carries for 55 yards and a touchdown, and Jonathan Rivero, five carries for 28 yards.
JJ Diaz caught one pass for 25 yards, resulting in a touchdown.
The team had 345 yards total offense and 38 rushing attempts for 320 yards.
On the defensive side, the team had a total of 70 tackles, including nine for a loss of yards. They also had three sacks, one pass break up and one interception.
Now, the team will face the Reagan County Owls Friday evening.
Landers said they are looking forward to this tough match up. “We are preparing for Reagan County the same way we prepare for every game,” he said.
“The players are focused and understand how big of a game this is for us and them. We are also excited and blessed to be able to play football on another Friday Night!”