JV Harvesters vs Borger:
The JV wowed the home crowd with a 41 - 21 victory over district rival Borger on Thursday night. The game started with an long incompletion then Samuel Smith took over with a 62 yard touchdown run. From that point on it was all Harvestrers on the ground. Smith led the Harvester offense with 4 touchdowns all on the ground. Jesus Davila crossed the goal line for the first time in his career with a bolt up the middle. Zane Robles got the opportunity to show off his foot with a pair of extra points. The offensive line muscled up and drove the Bulldog line on the way to opening many holes for the backfield of Smith, Davila and Poole.
The Harvester dominated on time of possession yet when on the field the Defense shined with turnovers recorded by Josh Owen and an interception by Chris Howard. The bulldogs scored on a passes in the first half and did not score again until late in the fourth quarter. The Harvester defense completely dominated the Bulldog offense.
The JV Harvester head north to Perryton to battle the Perryton Deputies on Thursday night and to protect their district lead. Kickoff is at 6:30. Dress warm and come support these fine young men.
7th Grade vs. Hereford Reaper Report
Tuesday night the Reapers travelled to smelliest town in the North American continent. One can never mistake the smell for anything other than what it is...Hereford, TX
The gold team started the night off right with an 18-14 victory over the cows. They were able jump to safe first half 18-6 lead with a long touchdown run from Cade Ferguson and two scores by quarterback Joseph Radke. Radke's second touchdown happened just seconds before half time, and it helped keep the game out of reach. On that drive, Zach Hill caught a 25 yard pass that allowed the offense to keep moving the ball. The offensive line, led by Caleb Patrick, Raul Cortez, Justin Timmons, and Michael Mojica, continued to dominate the defensive front this week. On the defensive side of the ball, defensive ends Joseph Radke and Matthew Lewis controlled the line of scrimmage and made several tackles in the backfield. Austin Miranda also played an important role at defensive tackle. His domination up front freed up linebacker's Rhett Hardin and Weston Hendricks to make some very important tackles. Big hits from Ferguson, Matthew Lewis, and Radke made the Hereford runners squirm and shudder in fear everytime they got the ball. Austin Hendricks and Jerred Burr's aggressive play shut the Hereford receivers down all game and kept their offense from scoring on a late drive that would have given Hereford the lead. The win gives the gold team a winning record at 2-1-2. These guys have fought hard all season and have given family, fans, and coaches some gut-wrenching games to watch.
The Green game did not go as well. A 16-6 loss could have turned out much different had an early touchdown run by Cade Engle not been called back by an illegal procedure penalty. Hereford managed to squeak in two long touchdowns through a stingy Reaper defense throughout the match. Other than two plays, Pampa's defense dominated the game. Linebacker's Colton Thompson and Solon Wilson wreaked havoc all game long. Both had multiple tackles for loss during the game. Defensive linemen Francisco Salazar and Chanceton Roberts once again had great games against the tough Hereford offensive line. Cade Engle's pass breakup in the endzone in the first half kept the the Reaper's alive as they were able to keep the game within reach. Unfortunately, Pampa's offense was never able to get in rhythym.They missed the usual game-breaking runs of injured running back Rickie Johnson. The reliable and shifty Cade Engle made a few good runs and catches, but he could never break free until late in the game when he scampered for a 15 yard run to make things interesting. Pampa's offensive line struggled with Hereford's defensive front all game, but they were finally able to open up a big lane for Engle on the score behind the blocking of Bryce Gordon, Cason Troxell, and Austin Hernandez. The versatile Eric Vizcaino caught a beautiful 25 yard pass from Quarterback Adam Zuniga to get Pampa within striking distance on that drive. Earlier in the game, Vizcaino also hit Mercheenen Hair on a 30 yard pass. At 16-6, all Pampa needed was a 2 point conversion and an onside kick to give themselves a chance, but Hereford's defense tightened up and stopped Engle short of the goal line on the 2 point try. Hereford was able to stall for the remainder of the game, and it ended in a disappointing loss for the Green team. The loss makes the green team 1-4 on the year, but their record does not reflect how competitive they have been. Two of their losses have come within the last minute of the game. These young ;men continue to work hard every day and get better every game.
The Reapers host Dalhart for their last home game of the season tonight at Harvester Stadium. The games will be played at 5:00 and 6:30. Come out and support your Reapers.