On Thursday, September 1, the Tomball Christian Warriors Junior High Football team put up a good fight against one of the best private schools in the Houston area, Second Baptist. The Warriors came into the game after both a cancelation of a scrimmage, and a forfeit of our first scheduled game. In addition to this, practices the week of the game were canceled due to weather. Because of flooding, the game against Second Baptist was moved to a soccer field.
Offensively, our Junior High team had a tough job battling against Second Baptist‘s sturdy defense. Our offense put in great effort against their opponent. One offensive highlight was when Jayden Rollins threw a completion to Santiago Marroquin. This year the coaches have installed a new offense from previous years, and we expect a better understanding for the next game.
Our defense was very tough considering the physicality of our opponent. One highlight early in the game was a goal line stand, made after receiving a kickoff that was recovered by Second Baptist. In the goal line stand, Santiago Marroquin and Izahia Carias made a great tackle together, and Dylan Frank made a necessary deflection, stopping them from a touchdown.
The athletes played hard, but struggled against an impressive opponent. The physicality, the size, and the experience of Second Baptist made this a challenging game. I had a chance to interview Santiago Marroquin after the game. He called out Fisher Horton, the tailback, as a player who excelled during the game. It was a rough start to the season, but we pulled through with a better understanding for the next game.
I interviewed, eighth grade captain, Santiago Marroquin.
Claire: Is there a player you think excelled today?
Santi: Yeah, probably
Fisher. He‘s a tailback.
Claire: Do you have a pregame ritual?
Santi: Nah not really
Claire: Do you have a favorite place to eat after a game?
Santi: Honestly, I really like Fuddruckers.
Claire: What would you order?
Santi: Probably the Bourbon Bacon Burger.