Sign up for our Newsletter today
and keep up-to-date with all your local news!

Subscribe

20110909-Football-Sharyland-v-CCFlourBluff-dy-099Coming into Week 2, the gossip surrounding the Sharyland Rattlers was they had “speed to kill.” On Friday night, the visiting Flour Bluff Hornets found that out and more in a 48-18 pounding by Fred Sanchez’s young but extremely talented team.

At least for tonight, that speed to kill came by way of junior wide receiver CJ Cavazos. The undersized but extremely quick athlete burned the Hornets for three first half touchdowns grabs. Cavazos, who isn’t shy about burning a corner and then verbally letting him know about it afterwards, scored on touchdown passes of 30, 10 and 35 yards.

Cavazos’ provider, quarterback Tres Barrera , was full of confidence as he connected with his top receiver or, if needed, was not afraid to tuck the ball and run, picking up some nifty yardage.

For their part, Flour Bluff struggled in nearly every facet of the game, particularly getting hurt by special teams play. On at least three occasions, the kick return team muffed the return catch, allowing one to be recovered by the Rattlers. That particular dropped ball set up Cavazos ten-yard touchdown catch on a beautiful corner route in the northeast side of the end zone.

Defensively, the Rattlers dominated allowing Flour Bluff only two series (when the first team defense was in) where they freely moved the ball: the first series of the second quarter and first series of the second half.

Entering into their bye week next week, the Rattlers are now 3-0 with plenty of momentum as they ready themselves to defend their district title. With a confident quarterback and a receiver like CJ Cavazos, the Rattlers are ready.

Other Games

PSJA Memorial 7 Palmview 3: The Lobos suffered their first loss of the season in a defensive struggle that included a failed goal line scoring opportunity. Palmview will start district play in two weeks against Mission.

Veterans Memorial 13 Hidalgo 8: Playing with passion after losing quarterback Adrian Morales to a knee injury, the Patriots notched a win in their district opener.  Veterans Memorial takes on Juarez-Lincoln next week.

Weslaco East 55 Juarez-Lincoln 0: The Huskies’ struggles continued as the Wildcats ran wild in the blowout.  Juarez will host the Patriots next week.

blog comments powered by Disqus
Related Articles x
Local News
  • 09/05/2014
  • By Jim Brunson

Mission CISD raises tax rate 3 cents

Mission teachers will receive raises and equity adjustments ranging from $1500 to $3000 plus a 2.5 percent from midpoint pay bonus just before Christmas. Meanwhile, taxpayers will see their school...

General Interest
  • 09/05/2014
  • By News Service

Gov. Perry names Mission doctor to Texas Medical Board

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry has named Michael Arambula of San Antonio chair and appointed John Guerra of Mission to the Texas Medical Board. The board protects and enhances the public's health, safety...

Please complete all fields.

By subscribing you acknowledge notification of this site’s privacy policies, terms and conditions, and drawing rules, and agree to all privacy policies, terms and conditions, and drawing rules posted on this site. Please see our drawing rules here.

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required