It was the little things, according to Robstown head coach Enrique Gonzalez, as he spoke to his team following a 26-6 loss in their district opener to the West Oso Bears Friday night at Cotton Picker Field.
The loss gives the 'Pickers an 0-6 on the year.
“We’re inexperienced, but we did a good job stopping the run last week. This week we held the pass a little bit,” Gonzalez said. “We just need to put it all together.”
The Cotton Pickers had trouble containing the run, as they spotted the Bears a 16-0 lead in the first half, including an early 55-yard touchdown.
In the second half quarterback Luis Gonzalez hit Joe Angel Luna for the Pickers first score, cutting the Bear's lead, 16-6.
Robstown rotated Gonzalez and Omar Elizondo. Elizondo got the start, but Gonzalez, who was brought up from the junior varsity, was under center for most of the nights passing plays. He is the fourth quarterback Robstown has used this season.
Gonzalez ended the night going 8-of-11 for 149 yards and a touchdown. Elizondo did his work on the ground, rushing 14 times for 41 yards.
The 'Pickers had to do without quarterback Victor Leal, who is injured with a separated shoulder.
“It is hard to replace a guy like (Leal)," Gonzalez said. "But Luis did a good job in his first outing."
The Bears put the game out of reach with a safety and punt return to make the final 26-6.
Robstown will return to action next week with a Thursday night game against Miller at Buc Stadium. Kickoff will be at 7:30 p.m.