- Category: Sports
- Published: Saturday, October 18 2014 03:30
- Written by Luciano Guerra
Even without their main offensive weapon in the lineup the Veterans Memorial Patriots improved their overall record to 5-2 and their district record to 2-1 with a 33-19 victory over the Sharyland Pioneer Diamondbacks Friday night at Tom Landry Stadium. Patriots’ senior quarterback Santos Villarreal, who is still recovering from a high ankle sprain he suffered two weeks ago against the Sharyland Rattlers, watched from the sidelines in street clothes as his backup, sophomore Diego Hernandez, led his team to victory for the second week in a row.
The Patriots led-off the scoring with a field goal at the 9:43 mark in the first quarter and never gave up the lead the rest of the night. VMHS' first touchdown of the game came when John Garcia ran the ball in from the two yard line with 4:08 remaining in the first quarter. Garcia's touchdown was set up by a Kevin Liebano interception and return to the Diamondbacks' two yard line.