Sunday, October 19, 2014

Week 8 - Stevens Falcons vs Taft Raiders

My Thursday and Friday games had some incredible individual stats.  Antonio Lopez, the Brackenridge Eagle quarterback, was 16 of 27 passing for 299 yards with 1 touchdown and 1 interception.  Receiver, Lee Terrell, had 6 receptions for 174 yards.  Terrell is now number 1 and Lopez is still number 2 (about 300 yards behind Kyle Fuller, the Lee quarterback) in their respective categories in the area.  Daniel Rosenfeld, the Antonian Apache running back, had 37 carries for 368 yards and 6 touchdowns.  Daniel is now the leading rusher in the area.  

Last night, I was at Gustafson stadium as the Stevens Falcons played the Taft Raiders and I got to see 2 more players who have put up huge numbers...Stevens quarterback, Bobby Chacon and Taft running back, Christian Mallard.  Coming into the game, Chacon had 1,700 passing yards with 17 touchdowns and 7 interceptions and Mallard had 1,102 rushing yards with 11 touchdowns.

I saw Chacon play in Week 3 and he struggled against the Clemens Buffaloes defense (don't worry, a lot of teams struggle when they play Clemens)...16 of 26 passing for 108 yards and 1 interception. This would be my first time seeing Mallard.  

The final score was Stevens 28 and Taft 14.  Stevens has 5 wins and 2 losses and is 2 and 0 in District 27-6A Zone A.  Man, they play Brennan on Halloween and the winner (which probably will be Brennan but I won't count out Stevens ) will play either Brandeis or O'Connor for the District 27-6A championship.  

The Taft Raiders ran 60 plays for 243 yards.  Christian Mallard had 23 carries for 110 yards and 2 touchdowns. KJ Stephens, a back-up running back, had 7 carries for 34 yards and 3 receptions for 28 yards.  

The Stevens Falcons ran 55 plays for 399 yards.  Quarterback, Bobby Chacon, was magnificent as he was 26 of 36 passing for 336 yards with 2 touchdowns and 1 interception.  Oh, he also had 11 carries for 32 yards and 1 touchdown.  Xavier Ortiz, one of the 5 receivers he threw to, had 7 receptions for 143 yards and 1 touchdown and Tyrek Allen had 7 receptions for 75 yards.  Almost every time Chacon threw the ball, he had time to Tweet!!  

Stevens doesn't have a running game and that could hurt them in the playoffs.  Their leading running back is Tyrek Allen, but he recently moved to wide receiver.  

What a great Week 8 of football for me...I worked 3 games and 6 players (Antonio Lopez, Lee Terrell, Mike Ramirez, Daniel Rosenfeld, Bobby Chacon, and Christian Mallard put up a total of 1,568 yards!!  WOW!!!  Damn, I got a great gig!!!!!

Dude, can I choose all of those players for my Week 8 Player of the Week?  The answer is YES because it is my BLOG and I can do whatever I want. 

Next Thursday, I will be at Gustafson stadium again as the Marshall Rams play the Holmes Huskies. I don't think either of these teams have a chance of making the playoffs.  

On Friday, I will easily have the best game (Steele and Judson is a very close 2nd) as the Brandeis Broncos play the O'Connor Panthers.  Check out my BLOG from last year when they played...it was by far the most exciting finish I have seen in a High School football game.


Here are some pictures from the game:















Saturday, October 18, 2014

Week 8 - McCollum Cowboys vs Brackenridge Eagles AND Central Catholic Buttons vs Antonian Apaches

On Wednesday night, I was glancing at the leading High School football stat leaders for passing yards, receiving yards, and rushing yards.

The Brackenridge Eagles (who I saw play on Thursday night) have a quarterback/receiver combination who coming into the Thursday game were both 2nd in their respective categories.  The quarterback is Antonio Lopez and the receiver is Lee Terrell.

The Antonian Apaches (who I saw play last night) running back, Daniel Rosenfeld, had 1,095 rushing yards with 14 touchdowns before last nights game.

And, tonight, I got Stevens and Taft.  Stevens quarterback, Bobby Chacon and Taft running back, Christian Mallard.  Chacon has 1,700 passing yards with 17 touchdowns and 7 interceptions and Mallard has 1,102 rushing yards with 11 touchdowns.

So, yeah, I was excited to see some great players and was definitely expecting all of them to put up huge numbers!!!

On Thursday night, I was at Alamo stadium as the Brackenridge Eagles defeated the McCollum Cowboys 44 to 28.  I really thought this game would be a blow-out in favor of the Eagles (sorry Cowboy fans...oh, wait, this is not an NFL game).  McCollum played hard and even had the lead at 1 point, but the Eagles were more athletic and fast and as I have said before, SPEED KILLS!!!










The McCollum Cowboys ran 63 plays for 334 yards.  Mike Ramirez, the running back, had 19 carries for 39 yards and 5 receptions for 210 yards and 2 touchdowns (one for 60 yards and the other for 75 yards).  I was extremely impressed with Ramirez and the cool thing is, he is only a junior!!  WOW!!

The Brackenridge Eagles ran 59 plays for 504 yards.  Antonio Lopez, the quarterback, was 16 of 27 passing for 299 yards with 1 touchdown and 1 interception.  Receiver, Lee Terrell, had 6 receptions for 174 yards.  Terrell is now number 1 and Lopez is still number 2 (about 300 yards behind Kyle Fuller, the Lee quarterback).   Trey Mathis, the Eagles running back, had 16 carries for 140 yards with 2 touchdowns.  Maco Marble, another running back, had 12 carries for 75 yards with 2 touchdowns.  Yes, their was an "Uh-Oh, Better get Maaco" reference during the game.

On Friday night, I was at Antonian as the Antonian Apaches defeated their rival the Central Catholic Buttons by a score of 49 to 21.  This was my first time at Antonian for a football game and dude, I was really excited to be there and also to finally see a healthy Daniel Rosenfeld.  The Apaches only loss this season was to the Boerne Greyhounds and Rosenfeld was hurt and only played the first series.



It was a FULL HOUSE (gosh, I did it again...another reference to that TV show) and our color analyst, Tony Franklin, mentioned that the overall atmosphere felt like we were in a small town and the entire community was at the game and I couldn't agree more!!  It was awesome!!   Their was no room in the tiny press-box for us (since their was a TV crew broadcasting the game), so we ended up on top of the press-box (you had to climb a submarine ladder) to get on top.  It was actually not as bad I was thinking..we had room to maneuver and I had a blast watching the game and dancing to the band sounds.  Just a little bit of twerking for me!!   Along with us, their were several cameras and the Central Catholic coaches.










Even though I had room for my stat board on the chain linked fence that protected us from falling overboard, I made an executive stat decision and decided to only use my little dry erase board to keep track of drive summaries.  It was kinda nice that I was able to watch the game more as a fan and didn't have to worry about stats.  


At halftime, I did get some stats from David Hinojosa who was representing the San Antonio Express News.  In the 2nd half, I had to keep track of Daniel Rosenfeld...dude had 21 carries for 199 yards in the first half with 3 touchdowns.  When the game ended, Rosenfeld had 37 carries for 368 yards with 6 touchdowns.  WOW!!!  I guarantee he will be the player of the week this week!!!  Man, Rosenfeld is a junior!!!  WOW AGAIN!!  He is now number 1 folks!!


Tonight, I will be at Gustafson stadium as the Stevens Falcons play the Taft Raiders.  I really hope Bobby Chacon from Stevens and Christian Mallard from Taft put up HUGE numbers.

Next Thursday, I will be at Gustafson stadium again as the Marshall Rams play the Holmes Huskies.

On Friday, I will easily have the best game (Steele and Judson is a very close 2nd) as the Brandeis Broncos play the O'Connor Panthers.  Check out my BLOG from last year when they played...it was by far the most exciting finish I have seen in a High School football game.