- Category: Sports
- Published: Saturday, October 11 2014 16:33
- Written by Luciano Guerra
Coach Jason Wheeler and his Sharyland Pioneer High Diamondbacks knew they had their work cut out for them Friday night when they hosted the Edinburg Vela Sabercats at Richard Thompson Stadium. Entering the game the 5-1 Sabercats were scoring an average of 45 points a game while allowing less than 19 and had won all five of their games rather handily.
It didn’t take long for the Sabercats to demonstrate their offensive prowess against Pioneer Friday night when on their opening possession they drove the ball 75 yards in less than two minutes to take a 7-0 lead. That was when the Diamondbacks responded in kind on their next possession when sophomore Alec Garcia took a handoff from junior quarterback Alex Ramirez and proceeded to run down the home sideline 70 yards for a touchdown that tied the game at 7-7 with 8:32 left in the first quarter.