Weatherford Democrat


September 23, 2012

Pojo falls to Gainesville

Springtown turnovers, fleet Leopards result in 28-20 final



With the home stands packed for its Homecoming Night, Springtown came up short of a homecoming victory, in a 28-20 loss to Gainesville on Friday night. 

“This is probably one of the most athletic teams we’ll face all season,” Springtown head coach Brad Turner said of the Leopards.

Things went awry from the opening kickoff, as the Porcupines, who received, turned the ball over with an interception three plays in.

After allowing a touchdown run by Gainesville’s Jonathan Mendez, that made the score 7-0 eight minutes into the contest, Springtown quarterback Colby Moore threw another pick, giving possession back at midfield.

After a strong stand by the Pojo defense to stop Gainesville’s next possession,   the Porcupines took full advantage of getting the football back, cashing in on Moore’s 4-yard connection to Javier Reynoso to even things up.

When the Pojo defense came up big again in the second quarter, after recovering a fumble, Springtown used a 9-play drive to set up Moore’s 10-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Robertson to give them a 14-7 advantage.

But Gainesville bounced back to score on a 17-yard hookup between quarterback Denzel Johnson and David Moore.

Despite a third interception, it was the Porcupines who came out on top at the half, after a school-record 52-yard field goal by kicker Javier Reynoso.

“He hammered it,” Turner said. “It would’ve been good for 60 [yards].”

The kick gave Springtown a 17-14 edge heading into the locker rooms.

“As it turned out, we threw three interceptions, but we still managed to have the lead at halftime,” Turner said.

Unfortunately, Springtown’s momentum didn’t carry over, as Gainesville scored the only points in the third quarter, a 24-yard completion, all but cementing the win with a 74-yard run by Johnson to start the fourth.

The Porcupines would give it one last go, when Reynoso made his second field goal of the night, this time for 37 yards, but couldn’t convert on their final possession.

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