Jr. Bearcats cruise to victory in season opener

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

Copper Basin News

The Jr. Bearcats opened their season last week in grand fashion by defeating Superior, 36 – 14. The Jr. ‘Cats scored five rushing touchdowns in the lopsided victory.

“Offensively, the boys did very well, especially the line opening the holes for the rushing game,” Jr. Bearcats head coach Frank Lechuga said.

Anthony Lopez and Jaden Pace accounted for all five touchdowns against the Jr. Panthers. Lopez tallied four scores while Pace ran for another.

Fullbacks Danny Garcia and Romeo Varely ran up the middle against Superior’s defense, wearing out the Jr. Panthers as the game went along, according to Lechuga.

After the game, Lechuga said he was pleased with the discipline his team showed in the first game. They were flagged for three or four penalties, which is exceptional, especially this early in the season.

Lechuga expects his team to continue to work hard and display a good attitude. If they do, he says, they have an opportunity to improve from week to week and be ready when the playoffs come around.

The Jr. Bearcats will travel to Oracle to face Mountain Vista on Wednesday, September 3, 2014. The game is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.

Andy Luberda (740 Posts)

Andy Luberda began writing for Copper Area News Publishers (CANP) in February 2013 after working15 years in Healthcare Financial Management. Andy covers sports for eight high schools. His stories are published in the Southeast Valley Ledger, Copper Basin News, San Manuel Miner and Superior Sun. Additionally, he has written human interest stories and business profiles. In May 2012, he earned an AAS in Sports Management at Central Arizona College. Andy is currently earning a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from ASU’s Hugh Downs School of Communication. Andy is scheduled to complete his degree December 2014. He was born and raised in Des Plaines, Ill. In 1992, he relocated to Arizona. After a short return to Des Plaines in 1997, he returned to the Phoenix area two years later. He and his wife, Kelli, have three sons – AJ, Kyle, and Kade.


Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Facebooktwitterby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Additional Stories

    Superior Senior Leaguers’ magical season ends

    18 hours ago
    by

      Arizona Senior League Softball State Champion Superior saw its season come to an end following a 6 – 3 […]


    Tri-Community Sea Lions: a decade of championship wins!

    19 hours ago
    by

      The Tri-Community Sea Lions won its 10th consecutive League championship and boy, are we proud of them!   The […]


    Cleanup efforts from Shipman, Kearny River Wildfires progressing

    19 hours ago
    by

      The reclamation project required in and around Kearny as the result of a pair of wildfires that burned large […]


    Kearny Council to vote on tax increase

    19 hours ago
    by

      Across the United States communities large and small are faced with crumbling infrastructure and aging equipment.  That alone is […]


  • Additional Stories

    Kearny chooses Yard of the Month

    19 hours ago
    by

    Jeanne Nuesse’s yard at 513 Hartford Road boasts lots of green and a neatly trimmed lawn, but it also takes […]


    Schools to Start Soon: Watch for Kids and Buses

    19 hours ago
    by

    By Mayor Sam Hosler, Town of Kearny The schools in the Copper Basin are starting another year soon, so be […]


    Kearny: A Premium Quality of Life

    19 hours ago
    by

      Everybody is against raising taxes. Heck, for the past 10 years our state legislature and governors have actually cut […]


    Pinal County Sheriff’s Report – July 27, 2016

    19 hours ago
    by

      The Pinal County Sheriff’s Report is taken from the daily logs, based on the information provided by deputies. All […]


  • Copperarea

  • [Advertisement.]
  • [Advertisement.]
  • Southeast Valley Ledger

  • Arizona Headlines & Current Weather