Redeeming their loss at home a week prior, the Robstown Cotton Pickers won their first district game of the season when they defeated the West Oso Bears 40-34 on the road Friday night.
The Bears took the lead late in the first quarter on a 6-yard run by Darnell Butler, but missed the extra-point kick. West Oso scored again with 2:16 left in the first on a blocked punt return. They failed on the two-point conversion following the score.
Robstown finally put some points on the board with 1:05 left in the quarter on a 34-yard run by quarterback Joe Mungia. Mungia had 82 yards rushing on 11 carries for the game as well as 70 of the 74 yards the Pickers had in total passing.
Early in the second quarter, the Cotton Pickers scored again on a 12-yard run by running back Jovan Villanueva. Robstown took the lead later in the quarter on a 57-yard fumble return by Pickers linebacker Randy Flores.
With 7:02 left in the third, player Marty Gutierrez ran the ball 67 yards for another Pickers touchdown, but West Oso answered back with a 75-yard run by Bears player Shedrick Patterson. Both teams successfully ran the ball in for two-point conversions.
Robstown scored one more time in the third with 4:11 left on a 57-yard pass from Mungia to receiver Manuel Leal, and Mungia ran the ball in for the two-point conversion.
West Oso scored on a short-yard run by player John Baldwin early in the fourth, but failed on the two-point conversion. Robstown last points of the game came from a 30-yard field goal by kicker Jesus Guerrero with 4:09 left in the game. The Bears were able to score once more on a 30-yard run by William Tortorello, but it wasn't enough to take the lead.
Both teams had five different players score touchdowns in the game. Robstown had 388 total yards on offense with 314 yards rushing on 36 carries. West Oso managed 395 yards total offense, but failed on 3-5 PAT plays.
The Cotton Pickers will next take on the Orange Grove Bulldogs in their homecoming game Friday night. Kickoff will be at 7:30 p.m.