Porcupines shut out Bulldogs; first SHS skunking since 2004
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Mark K. Campbell
Porcupine head coach Brad Turner played his first game at vaunted Farrington Field in Fort Worth Saturday, Sept. 15.
And he’ll probably like to return. Springtown (2-1) dominated Trimble Tech 43-0; already SHS has more victories than in 2011.
Coach Brad Turner said his squad did a good job of containing the Bulldogs’ speed, so good in fact that SHS got its first shutout since 2004, a 25-0 7-4A win over Fort Worth Carter-Riverside that September.
“We were worried about keeping their speed in check,” Turner said. “But we executed most of the time.”
A 16-point first quarter gave the Porcupines early breathing room.
After quarterback Colby Moore – who would throw for three TDs and run for two more – hit Dylan Ray for an 8-yard score and Javier Reynoso booted the PAT, the defense scored next for Springtown.
SHS had turned the ball over deep in Bulldog territory; however, on the first play, two Porcupine defenders – Corbin Taylor and Josh White – swooped in on the Tech ball carrier and dropped him in the end zone for a safety.
Taking advantage of getting the ball back on the free kick, Moore hit Ryan Hester for a big 29-yard TD. With Reynoso’s kick, SHS led 16-0 only halfway through the first period.
A Moore sneak put Springtown up 23-0 at the half; that score came after Nick Keith returned one of his two interceptions to the Bulldog 2-yard line. It took a while to punch it in, as penalty flags flew in both directions. But Moore finally crossed the goal line.
Then, any comeback hopes by the Bulldogs were thwarted when the Porcupines put up 20 points in the third quarter.
Ryan Snow slipped in from the 1, Moore hit Reynoso for an 8-yard score, then, at the tail-end of the third period, Moore ran over from the 4.
Offensively, the game was old-school Springtown football with 436 total yards, 289 through the air. Moore was super, hitting 23-of-34 passes for 281 yards. A quick pass to Bryson Burtnett worked often; the senior caught seven balls for 80 yards.
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