GCHS ousts Robert Lee in bi-district action
Photo Courtesy of Cynthia Esparza/San Angelo Standard-Times
Garden Cityâs 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 Leeâs 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 Cityâs 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.
âTheyâre a pretty good spread team,â he said. âThey can throw the ball fairly well and theyâve got some guys who can catch it. Youâve got an 80 by 40 field here with six people trying to guard it and itâs hard to cover a good spread game.â
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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