The Travis Science Academy 8th grade football teams hosted South Belton on Tuesday night at Woodson Field and came away with a pair of victories over the Tigers.
In the “A” game, Travis defeated South Belton by a score of 48-12 to improve to 2-0 on the season.
Travis started out slow taking a 14-6 lead into the half. Manajh Peoples put Travis on the board with an interception returned for a Mustang touchdown in the first quarter and a Bryce President rushing touchdown in the second quarter.
However, the Mustangs exploded in the third quarter from all phases of the game. Manajh Peoples opened the second half by recovering a fumbled kickoff by the Tigers for a touchdown to start the third quarter. Bryce President tacked his second touchdown of the night on a 50 yard touchdown run bowling over numerous would be Tiger tacklers and would later throw a 10 yard touchdown reception to Jeremiah Lennon. Oscar Hernandez found the endzone by returning a block punt for a Mustang touchdown in the third quarter.
Javon Stewart closed out the scoring for the Mustangs as he found the endzone with a touchdown reception.
Defensively, Tavion Flowers also recovered a Tiger fumble in the fourth quarter.
The “B” team defeated South Belton by a score 21-0. Travis jumped out to a 13-0 lead at the half on a rushing touchdown from Jayden McNeil and a Keloni Bradley touchdown reception from Parker Madsen. Mikey Nguyen extended the Mustang lead to 21-0 with a fourth quarter touchdown reception.
The Mustang defense finished with numerous tackles for losses in which one led to a third quarter safety. Gabriel Flores had a first half fumble recovery and Dorquincion Williams had a fourth quarter interception.
Travis improved to 2-0 on the season.and will host Cove Lee at Woodson Field next Tuesday beginning at 5:00.