Robstown High School could not catch a break Friday night at Cabaniss Field as they were on the short end of another blowout, this time at the hands of the Moody Trojans, 39-12.
“We fought. We fought the whole time and our kids didn’t give up,” Robstown Head Coach Enrique Gonzalez said. “There is no quit in our guys.”
In the first half, it seemed as if the Cotton Pickers could not get a single thing to go their way as Moody thrived off Robstown's miscues. The ‘Pickers fumbled an interception return, kick-off and punt, which aided the Trojans in retaining possession for over five minutes in the second quarter. Moody converted each of those turnovers into points.
Robstown could not contain Moody’s Ricky Gonzalez in the first half. He pushed Moody to a 23-0 halftime lead by shredding the ‘Pickers’ defense for 130 total yards and three touchdowns. By comparison, the entire Cotton Pickers team had less than 30 yards of total offense going into halftime and only 105 for the game.
Robstown would get on the board midway through the third quarter when defensive back David Vargas returned a Gonzalez interception with 4:02 left to go. ‘Pickers quarterback Omar Elizondo later scrambled for a 58-yard touchdown to make it a 39-12 Trojan lead.
“Our guys are young and they are going to stay young every week,” Gonzalez said. “They are going to continue to get better.”
Elizondo rushed for 61 yards on five attempts and a touchdown.
David Molina had the most success of the three quarterbacks for Robstown throughout the night, completing 1-of-2 passes for 13 yards and an interception. As a team, Robstown had four fumbles and 11 penalties for 85 yards.
The Cotton Pickers will be in action Friday at home against Refugio, with kick-off scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
The Cotton Pickers are now 0-2 on the year and have been outscored 93-18 in non-district play.