Tigers prepare for Palacios

Photo/Noemi Razo, Tiger Yearbook Staff
Tidehaven senior quarterback Blake Garcia passes with blockers Micah Coleman, 66, Jose Martinez, 34, and Jordan Meijas, 1, providing protection.

 Tidehaven will test its momentum after a 48-30 convincing win over Rice Consolidated last week when it takes on a cross-county rival Palacios (2-0) this Friday.
   Senior Tiger Quarterback Blake Garcia paced Tidehaven’s win over Rice with 250 yards passing – and four touchdowns - and he had a team-best 108 yards rushing.
   Senior wide receiver Mason Perales was Garcia’s main target, with Perales’ five receptions for 108 yards and four scoring catches.
   Perales was 4-4 in PAT kicks, topped by a two-point conversion run.
   Senior Kaden Henry had four catches for 92 yards and senior Alex Hernandez had two for 50 yards.  
   Sophomore Jose Martinez had 10 runs for 84 yards - the longest for 16 – and a touchdown. Junior Kylan Sardinea had four runs for 38 yards.
   Senior fullback Ben Ruiz was effective at the goal line, punching in two touchdowns.
   With 250 passing yards and 235 yards rushing – for 485-yard total - Tidehaven turned in a balanced attack against Rice.
   Rice had 175 yards rushing and 105 yards passing.
   Ruiz forced two Rice fumbles and Tiger Joseph Savedra had a fumble recovery.
   Senior Call Davant had an interception.
   “It was a good win but we still have many things to correct,” Head Coach David Lucio said. 
   “We had way too many penalties. Our defense would have put on a better showing if we didn’t bail them out with a number of silly penalties. 
   “We also have been hit by the injury bug. We have three starting linebackers out at the moment and our starting running back might miss this week. 
   “I still expect us to be better than we were a week ago. Palacios has a well-coached, talented team,” he added. 
   “We will have to bring our A game to have a chance at a victory.”

Rate this article: 
No votes yet