FHS shrugs off Boerne 60-22
By Matt Ward —
Before it happened, Fredericksburg High School head football coach Lance Moffett wouldn’t believe that Friday’s home game against rival Boerne would turn out the way it did. After it happened, he still can’t believe it.IghHig
The Billies scored touchdowns on each of its first seven possessions against the Greyhounds to win their second straight District 27-3A contest 60-22 Friday evening.
For Moffett, the 38-14 road win over Canyon Lake two weeks ago served as “the biggest win since I’ve been here” for only seven days as FHS dominated from the opening kickoff to the final snap Friday.
“This is bigger than that one (against Canyon Lake). I would have never imagined we would have scored on the first seven drives of the game,” Moffett said. “I don’t know if in my whole career if my team has ever scored 44 points in one half, so I wasn’t sure what to say to them (at halftime).”
Fredericksburg led by 25 after one quarter, 41 at halftime and 49 three quarters into the game as the Billies scored 60 points for the first time since their 65-13 win over Canyon Lake in the Hawks’ first year of varsity football play on Halloween 2008.
Trick plays boost fast start
Things were not going Fredericksburg’s way early as the Billies were forced into a punting situation on their first drive, only to have quarterback Kyle Grona fake the punt and gash the Greyhound defense for an 11 yard run.
“In my opinion, the biggest play of the game was the fake punt on the first drive. You’re in that situation, it’s fourth and eighth (at the FHS 45), maybe you give them some life right there,” Moffett said. “That was the turning point in the game even that early. We broke their back and went down and scored.”
On the very next play, running back Paco Martinez broke free for a 44-yard touchdown run to give FHS a 7-0 lead with 10:17 left in the first quarter.
After a Boerne three-and-out, the Billie offense went right back to work, driving 73-yards on six plays including a 37-yard pass from Grona to Bryce Beard on a double reverse flea flicker.
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