Brackenridge throttles Jefferson in district opener
Brackenridge coach Willie Hall preaches quick starts for his team before every game, and Friday night they listened.
It only took Brackenridge sophomore wide receiver Carlos Camargo 13 seconds to run the opening kickoff to the end zone for a 95-yard touchdown. After a Jefferson four and out, Camargo added a 38-yard touchdown reception in Brackenridge’s opening possession on offense.
The offensive onslaught sparked Brackenridge’s 44-0 victory over Jefferson Friday night at Alamo Stadium.
“On that kickoff return that hole opened up and I just went straight through,” Carmargo said as his teammates commended him after the game. “It sets it (the tone of the game) well and it’s motivation to score again.”
Brackenridge (2-1 overall, 1-0 in District 13-5A DI) and Jefferson (1-2 overall, 0-1 in District) both came into the district opener seeking their second victory of the season.
Brackenridge’s offense recorded 495 total yards and put up their second highest scoring game of the season — the first happened in their 56-24 victory over LEE last Saturday.
Brackenridge’s 251 rushing yards opened the field for junior quarterback Julian Cameron, who finished with 141 yards passing and three touchdowns.
Jefferson couldn’t match Brackenridge’s offense. Their most efficient offensive possession came late in the first half when senior quarterback David Perez completed a 42-yard pass to senior wide receiver Arturo Calvillo.
But, a holding penalty one play later set Jefferson back 15 yards and out of the red zone.
Brackenridge led at halftime, 20-0.
Hall’s score quick philosophy carried over into the second half, when senior running back Edson Ortiz ran for a 65-yard touchdown in Brackenridge’s opening series.
Jefferson spent most of the game in its own territory pushing to get the ball passed midfield but Brackenridge’s defense kept making stops.
Hall praised his team’s defense that forced a fumble and only allowed 86 total offensive yards, including negative four rushing yards. He believes the defensive compliments the high scoring offense.
“The kids are playing hard out there, when you got an offense like that, the defense could get stops,” Hall said. “We want to have good balance on both sides of the ball because that gives the opponent a lot to look at.”
Despite Brackenridge’s lopsided victory, Hall is already focused on the next game.
“We got to keep working because there are some worthy opponents ahead of us, so we can’t be happy with one victory,” Hall said.