Another week and another loss for the Robstown Cotton Pickers as they fell to an 0-9 record on the 2011 season. This time it was a 46-0 loss to Raymondville at Cotton Picker Stadium.
The 'Pickers were unable to find an offensive rhythm and came into the game short-handed due to injuries. The 'Picker offense gave away a couple of turnovers and managed just 185 yards of offense.
“We lost our center, our starting tackle, our starting quarterback and one of our running backs,” Robstown head coach Enrique Gonzalez said. “But we’re looking for something positive every night. It’s hard to be in a 'Picker uniform when the scoreboard looks like that, but I’m proud of my guys and they didn’t quit.”
Robstown started the night fumbling the opening kick-off and setting up Raymondville’s 14-0 first quarter in which they scored from 58 and 32-yards out.
Joseph Gutierrez would throw a "pick-six" sending the 'Pickers to the locker room down 28-0.
In the third, another poor snap on a punt would cost the 'Pickers a safety. Raymondville would return a fumble for a touchdown and score again from 21-yards out in the fourth quarter to end the night, 46-0.
In the fourth, quarterback Omar Elizondo was able to move the ball with runs of 32, 16, 13 and 10 yards. He finished the night with 80 yards on eight carries.
“I got to give it to the seniors," Elizondo said. "They played hard out there. I didn’t get the ball earlier because of my behavior, but I got the ball late in the game. We are going to hit practice hard because we want to win.”
Robstown had 151 yards on the ground as a team on 25 attempts and Gutierrez completed only four passes out of 25 for 34 yards and two interceptions.
The 'Pickers will hope to avoid a winless season next week, when they travel to take on the Lyford Bulldogs in the season finale.