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The Tomball Christian Warriors’ Junior Varsity team’s first game against the Kinkaid Falcons was a tough start to the 2023 season. The JV Warriors are working to install new offensive and defensive systems this season. The Falcons had a big aggressive line on both sides of the ball, along with athletic receivers and defensive backs. Kinkaid’s offense gave the Warriors issues early on, but then the defense stiffened, giving up only one touchdown in the second half.
The JV Warriors are implementing a new spread offense. On offense, we saw some success in the quick passing game, getting the ball out to receivers like Ian Stavinoha and Kaden Goodie. Kinkaid’s D-line was aggressive and kept Warrior QB, Caden Alderson, moving all night. The Warriors had a few offensive opportunities but fell just a little short.
Defensively, we struggled early on but locked the Falcons down after halftime. Kinkaid had athletic receivers and were able to score, but the Warriors made them fight for it. We gave up several touchdowns, but then the JV Warriors fixed coverage and the Falcons only scored once in the second half. We had a couple highlights on defense. Jacob Muhle was able to strip the ball from their running back, before Santi Marroquin came in for the tackle for a loss.
Towards the end of the first half, Ian Stavinoha caught an interception at their 5 yard line, preventing a Falcon touchdown.
The Warriors showed perseverance and team work against Kincaid. Although they didn’t win, they got practice to help the Tomball JV Warriors develop as a team. The Warriors were missing some important players that were pulled up to the Varsity team. This may have impacted the game. Next week Tomball will have to  battle it out with Frassati, a Houston based private school.

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