GCHS ousts Robert Lee in bi-district action
Photo Courtesy of Cynthia Esparza/San Angelo Standard-Times
Garden Cityâ€™s Blayne Batla scrambles on a play during the Bearkatsâ€™ 66-20 win over Robert Lee in bi-district playoff action Thursday in Robert Lee.
ROBERT LEE â€” When Robert Leeâ€™s Foster Allen caught a 6-yard pass from Justin Gartman to give the Steers a 16-14 lead over defending state champion Garden City, the emotion and excitement was clear on their sideline.
But the composure and calmness was evident on Garden Cityâ€™s sideline.
Thanks to key picks, big runs from Josh Colunga and a stout second-half defensive performance, the Bearkats fought off an early rally from Robert Lee to thump the Steers 66-20 in bi-district playoff action Thursday in Robert Lee.
The Bearkats have seen a lot of different offenses, but one they probably seen a lot of is the spread. GCHS head coach Vance Jones said he was glad Robert Lee tested his squad Thursday night. It will come in handy.
â€śTheyâ€™re a pretty good spread team,â€ť he said. â€śThey can throw the ball fairly well and theyâ€™ve got some guys who can catch it. Youâ€™ve got an 80 by 40 field here with six people trying to guard it and itâ€™s hard to cover a good spread game.â€ť
All Garden City had to do is adjust and keep applying the pressure on offense. Defensively, however, the Bearkats turned in a solid performance.
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