Roscoe falls to Seagraves

Ron Howell
Sports Editor

SEAGRAVES — Roscoe fell into a tie for second place in District 4-2A, Division II after losing a 42-19 decision to Seagraves on Friday.
The game was tied 13-13 at halftime, but Seagraves (2-1, 5-3) led 27-19 after three periods and added two fourth-quarter TDs to put the game out of reach for Roscoe (2-1, 5-3).
Hamlin, a 32-27 winner over Tahoka, now leads the district with a 3-0 record while Seagraves and Roscoe are tied for second with two games left.
Roscoe took a 13-7 lead in the second quarter when Seagraves’ quarterback was sacked by Paul Pantoja and then fumbled, with Tait Fullwood returning the fumble 33 yards for a score.
Seagraves used a 1-yard TD run by Joseph Guerreo to tie it at halftime, and led after three periods thanks to a Guerreo TD run and TD pass.
Roscoe narrowed it to 27-19 on a 54-yard scoring pass by QB Jayden Gonzales to Brandon Lavalais, but a 15-0 fourth period by Seminole removed any doubt about the outcome.
Roscoe tied it 7-7 in the first quarter on a Gonzales to Jose Ortega pass of 39 yards, plus Ortega’s PAT kick.
Gonzales threw for 233 yards and two scores, but was picked off three times. His favorite target was Lavalais, who had nine catches for 164 yards. Ortega, Fullwood, Parker Payne and Pantoja were the top defenders.