Last night, the Pirates traveled to Karnes City and Poss Johnson Field where your 8th-grade football team put on quite a performance.
In the 1st quarter, the defense got things started with a "scoop-n-score" fumble recovery for a TD by Dustin Tumlinson. Brandon Frias kicked the extra point. Malakai Castro added to the lead at the start of the 2nd quarter with an amazing zigzagging, ball-juggling punt return for a touchdown. Deven Caldera had a bruising block to help get it started. As time was winding down in the 1st half, the Pirate defense thwarted a fake punt by Karnes City leaving us great field position. With 2 seconds left, Malakai Castro took a faked field goal attempt in for a touchdown. Halftime score: Lytle 19, KC 0
The Pirates took the opening drive of the 2nd half down the field on nice runs by Deven Caldera and Collin Aldridge. Aldridge capped off the drive by hooking up with Malakai Castro for a 35 yard TD pass over the middle. Next possession, Aldridge hooked up with Brandon Frias for an 8 yard TD pass. Our defense played great all game long. Malakai Castro had 2 interceptions and Collin Aldridge also had 2 interceptions, the last of which he returned 30 yards for an amazing tackle-breaking, spinning and zigzagging touchdown to end the game.
It was a fine performance, to say the least. We saw great plays by Robert Wagner, Joseph Araujo, Albert Aguilar, Jordan Balderaz and David Silva.