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Bridge Creek junior Mason Trevino runs past a defender last Thursday night during a game at Washington High School. The Bobcats dropped their season opener, 55-31.(Staff photo by Jeff Harrison)
By Jeff Harrison
Managing Editor

WASHINGTON – Bridge Creek coach Greg Wallis knows that his team is young and inexperienced. And it showed Thursday night.

He also knows his team is resilient. And it showed.

Despite getting off to a disastrous start in the season opener with Washington, the Bobcats never let up. They rallied to score 24 points in the fourth quarter but couldn’t close the gap in the 55-31 loss.

“We have a lot of first-time starters, heck we have a lot of first-time players,” Wallis said. “We’re on the verge of doing some good things. It’s not like we’re inept, we just need to be more consistent all around. I don’t think we played bad, but we’re a long ways from where we need to be.”

Mason Trevino hauled in long touchdown catch and Jacob Watkins and Loren Burrage each added a TD run in the second half.

“It means a lot that we were able to rally up,” Trevino said. “I know they didn’t really have their starters out there but it was good to put a few on the board and show what we can do.”

Washington took advantage of great field position and turnovers in the first half. Brock Harmon scored three touchdowns and Brady Kulbeth added another in the first quarter, helping the Warriors to a 20-0 lead after one.

Bridge Creek put together its first drive of the game midway through the second quarter. Trevino sparked the offense with a 58-yard catch. Jimmy Wynne later put the Bobcats in the end zone with a one-yard run plunge. Victor Esparza added the extra point, making it a 34-7 score with 6:15 in the first half.

Washington added two more scores before the break for a 48-7 halftime lead.

After a quiet third quarter, Bridge Creek picked up the pace in the fourth. Gio Pantoja put the Bobcats back on the board with a safety early in the fourth.

On the team’s ensuing possession, Watkins broke free for a 58-yard touchdown sprint. Esparza’s kick made it a 48-16 game with 9:35 left.

Burrage later found the end zone for the first time this season, scoring on a 16-yard run up the middle. Trevino added the two-point conversion.

The Bobcats rounded out the scoring with a big strike to Trevino. Freshman Lantz Booten hit the junior wideout in stride for a 42-yard score with 46 seconds left.

Trevino finished the game with three catches for 116 yards with one touchdown and a two-point conversion. Burrage had 20 carries for 77 yards and one touchdown.

“I was really glad to see some of our guys get touches in good situations,” Wallis said.

Bridge Creek hosts John Marshall Friday. night. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.

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