Weatherford Democrat


September 15, 2013

Porcupines steam roll Tech

By Sally Sexton

SPRINGTOWN — For a team that had yet to get a win this season, the Springtown Porcupines showed no signs of defeat Friday night, trouncing Trimble Tech at Pojo Stadium, 53-0, to secure a 1-2 season mark.

As the offensive propelled the Porcupines to a big lead in the first half, the defense proved to be the star, holding the Bulldogs scoreless with just 79 yards of offense while forcing three fumbles and two turnovers. After a couple of dubious outings, the ‘D’ was a welcome sight.

“Our defense played great to get the shutout,” Springtown head coach Brad Turner said. “We definitely showed up tonight.”

The Pojo offense wasted no time getting points, as Landry Turner found Dylan Ray for a 28-yard score on its first drive, moments after the defense had held Trimble Tech to a three-and-out.

The bulk of the Springtown scoring came in the second quarter, with Ryan Snow finding the end zone on his second carry of the drive.

Josh White added a 60-yard interception return to the scoring mix and Turner found an open Ryan Hester in the end zone. With the three-straight extra points by Mateo Herrera, the Porcupines led 33-0 at the half.

“We had some red zone woes last week, but we did a lot better tonight than we have,” Turner said. “Offensively, we’re as good as anyone when we execute.”

In the third, Springtown put two more scores on the board with another Turner pass to Ray, followed by a 7-yard run by Fisher Drewry. The final exclamation point on the contest was punctuated when Turner found Snow again for a 7-yard strike.

Turner would finish the night 23-of-29 with four touchdowns and 235 yards to lead both teams. The majority of those yards, 132, came from receptions by Ray.

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