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Roosevelt shuts out New Home 49-0 to extend winning streak

By Melissa McCaghren

Slatonite GM

Roosevelt continued its winning streak Friday evening (Sept. 3), defeating the New Home Leopards 49-0.

Coach Matt Landers said there were a lot of “good things” that came from the game.

“It was a great test for our secondary to see where they are at since we haven’t seen a spread team till that point in the season,” he said.

There were some minor hiccups however.

“(The) offense started to click later in the game, something we need to do a better job on is starting faster offensively, but the defense played a great game,” Landers added.

Among the top players were quarterback, Alex Trevino with 12 rushes for 172 yards and three touchdowns; running back, Octavio Rodriguez with 11 rushes for 105 yards and linebacker, JJ Diaz with 11 tackles with two tackles for losses TFL and one fumble recovery.

Friday, the team will play the Tahoka Bulldogs at 7 p.m. at home.

Landers said the Bulldogs will be another great challenge for the Eagles.

“Tahoka is a great running team. This will be another good test for our defense in stopping the run. They also have some really good linebackers on defense so this will be good to see our option game at work and see if we can move the ball against a really good aggressive defense,” he said.

In other games in the area, Southland lost to Anton 50-0.

The team will play Whiteface Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Wilson lost their game against Whiteface 56-0 last week.

The Mustangs will face Jayton tonight (Thursday, Sept. 9) at 7:30 p.m. in Jayton.

Games and times are as of press time Tuesday (Sept. 7), and are subject to change.

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