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September 12th, 2009
Lobos off to first 3-0 start

STAFF REPORT

Cashing in another strong defensive outing, the Lehman Lobos advanced to their first 3-0 start in high school football, beating San Antonio Edison, 18-11, Friday night at the San Antonio ISD stadium complex.

The Lobos forced seven turnovers, thwarting an Edison offense that gained 269 yards. The Lehman defense won this game almost by itself, enabling the Lobos to avenge their 55-21 loss to Edison last season at Bob Shelton Stadium.

Lehman narrowed a 3-0 halftime deficit to 3-2 early in the third quarter, when linebacker Jon Frazier and defensive tackle Orlando Banda took down Edison’s Jonathan Cruz in the end zone.

Less than a half-minute later, the Lobos recovered an Edison fumble at the home team’s 49, then Jacob Torres ran all the way with a pass from Harvest Trammell for an 8-3 Lehman lead 6:24 into the second half.

Edison came back to the top with a 74-yard touchdown pass from Cruz to Messiah Greer, then Victor Vidal ran for the two-point conversion to claim an 11-8 lead.

But Edison would accomplish nothing else offensively. Meanwhile, Trammell drove the Lobos to a quick response, taking the offense 70 years before Torres ran another ten for a touchdown to give the Lobos a 15-11 lead with 2:06 left in the third quarter.

As Edison kept fumbling the ball away, the Lobos added a fourth-quarter field goal by Hector Rodriguez for their final advantage of 18-11.

Torres rushed for 104 yards in 14 carries, becoming the third different Lehman rusher to log 100 yards in a game this year. After falling behind sophomore Matt Anguiano in the team’s quarterback competition, Trammell moved the Lehman offense in the second half, completing five of 11 passes for 87 yards.

Playing their fourth season of varsity football, the Lobos will attempt to reach the four-win plateau for the first time next week, when 0-3 Austin Reagan visits Bob Shelton Stadium.

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