"Bay City hopes to get over the hump for B’Port, homecoming" by: Mike Reddell

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
Blackcat quarterback Carlos Lara (1) turns the corner around a Fulshear defender in their game Friday.

   It’s Blackcat Homecoming Week and Head Coach Pat Matthews said his team will build on improving rushing and passing attacks as it prepares for the Brazosport Exporters this Friday at Memorial Stadium.
   “We’re getting closer and closer but not getting over the hump,” Matthews said about last Friday’s game with Fulshear, where Bay City (0-3, 0-6) led in most categories except the final score, 21-14.
   Bay City had 16 first downs to Fulshear’s 14, while the Blackcats had 290 total offensive yards to Fulshear’s 247 yards.
   The Blackcats had 175 rushing yards to Fulshear’s 156 yards.
   Bay City’s running game was paced by senior running back RJ Mitchell with 69 yards and Blackcat quarterback Carlos Lara’s 68 yards.
   In the passing game, Lara was 12-22 for 129 yards and no interceptions.
   Lara’s primary passing targets were Mitchell with two catches for 51 yards, wide receiver Ray Bibbins with five catches for 36 yards and wide receiver Jaiden Luera with two catches for 31 yards.
   Fulshear had 100 yards passing.
   Fulshear got on the scoreboard first with a TD off a seven-yard run with nine minutes left in the first quarter.
   Bay City answered later in the first stanza with a three-yard TD rush by Mitchell with 3:25 left, producing a 7-7 game that stood at half.

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