Sabinal plays Yorktown in bi-district football tonight

Mike Keith
The Sabinal High School varsity Yellowjackets football team includes (front row, left to right) Mathew McCauley, Eddy Beza, Diego Valdez, Jerimiah Borrego, Henzo Hernandez, Brandon Gomez, Isreal Gonzalez, and Jacob Flores, (second row) Josh Rodriguez, Jesus Gonzalez, Able Rodriguez, Morgan Peek, Sergio Vasquez, Austyn Lopez, Lorenzo Castillo, Beau Beza, (third row) Jacob Hill, Richard Gonzalez, Nathan Tickle, Landon Atkinson, Johnny Rodriguez, Joseph Davis, Ryan Wells, Noah Rodriguez, Marcus Contreras, and coaches (back row) Cody Clark, Steven Sanchez, Hunter Eitze, Jeff Kowalski, and David Navarro.

Information for this news story was provided by Sabinal football correspondent Joe Redus.

At Floresville tonight, the Sabinal Yellowjackets will take on the Yorktown Wildcats in Class 2A Division II bi-district football competition.

Kick-off time for the game at Eschenberg Field is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Coach Jeff Kowalski’s Yellowjackets, 3-7 for the season, lost a 40-20 decision against the Bruni Badgers in the District 15-2A Division II season finale last Friday.

With the win, the Badgers claimed second place in the district standings, while the Yellowjackets finished in third place.

Sabinal scored twice in the first period.

Running back Rene Gallegos scored on touchdown runs of 26 yards and two yards. The other Sabinal touchdown came in the fourth period on a 17-yard pass from quarterback Brandon Gomez to wide receiver Johnny Rodriguez. Bruni dominated Sabinal in team statistics, including first downs, 28-16, and total yards, 496-240. Rene Gallegos carried the ball 14 times for 97 yards and two touchdowns. Brandon Gomez completed 16 passes for 107 yards and one touchdown, Matt McCauley caught six passes for 55 yards, while Johnny Rodriguez caught five passes for 36 yards and one touchdown.

Yorktown, 7-3 for the season, finished second to Falls City in the District 16-2A Division II standings. The Wildcats crushed the Runge Yellowjackets, 49-7, in their district finale last Friday night. Tomorrow at 7 p.m., the D’Hanis Cowboys, 8-1 for the season, will face the 3-6 Woodsboro Eagles in bi-district action at Eschenberg Field. In other bi-district games, Bruni, 6-3 for the season, will take on the 6-4 Louise Hornets at Taft tomorrow, while the Falls City Beavers, 9-1, will host the 2-7 La Pryor Bulldogs at Jourdanton tonight. Both games are set to begin at 7 p.m.