Last night the 8th grade Travis Mustangs took on the Lamar Bearcats for the district championship. The Mustangs 8th grade B team who claimed a district championship last year beat the Bearcats 31-20 making them back-to-back champions. The Mustangs were led offensively by Dominik Cisneros 3 TD runs, Kynden Banks 1 TD Run, and Tamone Barnes 1 TD run. Defensively, Issac Lara, Isaiah Wolfe, Adrian Diaz, and Barnes led the charge. Over the course of 2 years playing middle school ball the B team finished with a 16-1 record.
The Travis A team was also victorious last night over the Bearcats to the tune of 32-20. With the win the Mustangs also claimed a district championship. After suffering a loss to the Bearcats during the 2nd game of the year, the Mustangs battled all night in a cross-town showdown with its rival, the Lamar Bearcats. The Mustangs were led offensively by Anthony Ramos 2 TD runs, Ronquavion Gates 1 TD run, Dominic Gotay’s 1 TD reception from QB Kade Stewart. Diego Guiterrez was perfect in his 2-point conversion kicks going 4-4. The Mustangs defensively were led by Scott McPherson’s 1 interception and 1 fumble recovery. Other Mustangs who led the charge on the defensive side of the ball were Jacorian Valdez Peoples, Sabias Hill, Ramos, and Gates. The Mustangs who went 4-5 last year finished the season 7-1 and the 2020 Central Texas District Champs.
Coach Hoelscher, “I couldn’t be prouder of both groups and the number of obstacles we had to overcome this year. Bringing in a brand-new coaching staff the kids believed in what was taught. It wasn’t always easy, but they were resilient and gave everything they had. I told our boys I’ve never been around a group that just loved being around each other. As coaches we absolutely love our boys. Hats off to Lamar, the future in Temple, Texas is extremely bright.