After a Week Zero loss to De Leon, Roscoe gave new head coach Jake Freeman his first win this past Friday — and in the Plowboys’ home opener — with a 45-26 victory over Irion County.
The victory was “huge” for the program, Freeman said this week.
“Obviously, any win is big but to get rolling like we did on our home turf was big. It was great for the team to experience and to let them realize that they need to go out every week expecting to win.”
Freeman downplayed his own achievement in a game where Roscoe scored 39 of its points in the first half, and 26 in the second quarter. “I was just very proud for the kids. As a coach, I just wanted to see them be successful.
“The most satisfying thing about last week’s win was that the kids saw rewards for their hard work from practice and film study. I think that the biggest key to beating Irion County was taking advantage of what they were showing us def-ensively. We saw what they were allowing us to do and we made big plays when we had to.”
Cutter Davila had six TD passes against Irion County, giving him eight in two games. Shelton Toliver was on the receiving end of four TD throws and caught 10 passes for 196 yards.
Receivers Jesus Leanos, Rafael Aguayo and Vincent Pantoja combined for 12 catches, 124 yards and two TDs, and Pantoja had a rushing touchdown.
Roscoe travels to Miles (0-2) this Friday for its final non-district game, which has a 7:30 p.m. kickoff. The Plowboys are idle next week before starting district play against Baird on Sept. 27, which will also be Roscoe’s homecoming.
Freeman and his staff scouted Miles when it began the Sammy Baugh Classic last Saturday with a 44-12 loss to Quanah at the Bowl.
“The key to beating Miles is how well we execute in all phases of the game,” he said. “We must eliminate mental lapses during the game and know our assignments on every snap. We have to take advantage of any holes they give us. In addition, we have to eliminate turnovers.”