Jr. Bearcats cruise to victory in season opener

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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 (391 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.


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