CADDO - Fundamental offense and a stingy defense combined in a 20-6 Bruins victory on Friday.
Caddo improves to 3-2 on the season and ties up their district record at 1-1 with the victory. The Bruins now set their sights on a road trip to Wewoka (3-2, 1-1) this Friday.
Tanner Grace had a 15-yard scoring run midway through the first quarter, then a fumble recovery by the Bruins led to a 27-yard pass from Wyatt Wright to Corey Savoy. Caddo held A 14-0 lead over the Wayne Bulldogs (1-4, 0-2) at the end of the first quarter.
The teams battled to a scoreless tie for the middle quarters before Wayne’s Isidro Ibarra got into the end zone and cut it to 14-6 midway through the fourth. Wright scored on a keeper at 2:18 for the 20-6 final.
Caddo Coach Jeremy Proctor praised his three scorers, as well as linemen and some unsung heroes who played their roles in the win.
“The line, they come out and set the tone,” Coach Jeremy Proctor said. “They work hard every day in practice. We rely on them and let the backs do their job.”
He credited Chris Gerlach and William Voyles for playing big roles, as well as Juan Chavez for playing “on both sides of the ball and filling in spots to do everything we need.”
“Those guys right there, you have to rely on,” he said. “They’re getting better every week, and we’re using them.”
Joao Lima hit two point-after field goals in the first half. Timely tackles were made by Austin Hawthorn (who also had a sack), Triston Paris, Zach McKimmy and Virgle Mincher. A.J. Burkett also had a sack.
These are some of the names who will have to stay on task to keep Caddo in the win column in the second half of the season.
“You’ve got to have a lot of focus going into each game from here on out,” Proctor said. “It’s going to be a dog fight but we’re up for the challenge.”