Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

November 3, 2012

Kerens gets defensive in 35-14 win over Itasca

From Staff Reports
Corsicana Daily Sun

ITASCA — An offensive showdown came to a halt after halftime when the Kerens Bobcats turned up the defensive pressure on the Itasca Wampus Cats in a 35-14 win.

The Wampus Cats had 193 yards rushing in the first half. After halftime they could only muster 94 yards. The Kerens defense had four sacks in the second half to bring Itasca’s offense to a stand still. Daryle Tomita got two sacks and Zak Starkey and Dylan Woods had one each. Zack Duncan also had an interception late in the first half to stop another Itasca drive.

Itasca started the game by moving the ball to the Kerens 46 yard line, but failed on a fourth-and-1. Kerens took over and scored after seven plays on a 10-yard run by Nate Betts, and the kick by Betts was good.

Itasca took the next kickoff and drove 80 yards with Todd Willis scoring from 10 yards out. Luis Ortiz kick was good to make the score 14-14 with 7:07 left in the first quarter.

Kerens and Itasca traded touchdowns as the second quarter was getting under way. A touchdown pass from Betts to Brett Anderson was matched by a touchdown from Itasca by Ta Marcus Sheppard.

Betts scored on a 54-yard run to make the halftime score 20-14.

Kerens scored 15 points in the third quarter and shut Itasca out for the rest of the night.