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Owls sink Talons into the Rebels

September 20, 2023 - 00:00
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    HAYNES Examiner photo by Carter Benton Jarvis Haynes breaks loose in Friday night action at Evadale. The Owls blew past the Rebels, 70-0.
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    DEFENSE Examiner photo by Carter Benton The Owls flock to the ball for a stop in Anderson-Shiro’s dominant 70-0 win over the Evadale Rebels Sept. 15.

EVADALE - The Anderson- Shiro Fighting Owls pummeled the Evadale Rebels Friday night, 70-0. The Owls scored early, often, and held the opposing team to no positive yards to close out non-district play putting together arguably their most dominate performance of the year.

Despite wet conditions, the Owls went to the air to start the game. Pierce Goodwin hauled in a 36-yard dart from Connor Daley to get the Owls on the board early.

After that pass, the Owl’s offensive line and running game went to work. Senior Jarvis Haynes had scoring runs of 32, 63 and 12 yards. Jordan Coronado scored his first rushing touchdown of the year.

Daley added a 19-yard scoring run and Logan Jackson had a 7-yard run. Kagan Stephens continued his exceptional special teams play by scampering 43 yards for another touchdown. Ta’Colby Calhoun and Zach Baker each rumbled about 50 yards each for scores. Christian Schroeder, Jackson, and Coronado added conversions.

The Fighting Owls racked up 507 yards of offense absolutely stunning the Rebels.

The vaunted Owl defense was equally impressive holding the Rebels to 20 yards passing and -28 yards rushing for negative eight yards total.

Pedro Martinez continued his ball hawking ways from last week with an interception. Mason Kolby was a force with six tackles and an interception. Owl Senior Dagan Alford had a career night with six tackles and two sacks. Junior Lawson Stewart had four tackles, three for loss, and a sack. The Owl defense flocked to the ball all night. On the season, the defense has only allowed 175 yards of total offense in four games.

Head Coach Brad Hodges stated the Owls still have a few details to clean up this week. “We let our foot off the gas right before half,” he said. “We did not execute cleanly on that last offensive series. Some of that was on us, some of it was beyond our control but still, we must do better in those situations. Our guys know that, they responded quickly


in the third quarter. That was good to see. Against district teams, we have to finish those drives and finish the half. Finishing drives will be a point of emphasis this week in practice.”

The Owls open district play this week on the road in deep East Texas against the Kountze Lions. “Kountze is a lot like us,” said Hodges. “They have a veteran and well coached team. They work hard and play hard. They have one tough defensive line. Their offense has weapons and has scored a lot of points this season. We are facing our toughest test to date. We must have a clean week of practices, a solid school week, and be mentally ready for the long bus ride Friday afternoon. No mistakes this week. Everything we have done to this point was to prepare for district play. I know it’s a long trip, but we need our Owl Family in Kountze Friday night.”

Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. in Kountze. As always, if you cannot make the road trip, you can follow along for live scoring updates and short videos on the Navasota Examiner Sports Facebook page.