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September 13th, 2008
Turnovers key in Rattler’s lopsided victory

The San Marcos Rattlers went to Lampasas and walked away with their second victory of the season with a 41-13 win over the Badgers. San Marcos caused six turnovers during the game. This including both an interception on the first play of the game and one on each of the Badgers first three drives.

After the first interception the Rattlers drove 66 yards in five plays capped off by an 8 yard touchdown run. The Badgers did move the ball well specifically running back Brode DuBose who finished the game with 131 yards rushing. The turnovers however, stiffed most of the their drives. The next two drives by the Badgers ended with fumbles inside the redzone. The first of these two drives the Rattlers took the ball 81 yards with Andrew Cortez finishing it off with a 25 yard run for a touchdown. Then the next was a very impressive 95 yard drive ending with Scooter Walkers second touchdown of the game.

The Badgers did manage to sneak in a touchdown with seven seconds left in the half to make the halftime score 20-6 after both teams missed one extra point.

The Rattlers spread the ball around well having 14 players run the ball during the game lead by Christian Cogdill’s 64 yards on six carries. They had 349 yards rushing on the game with two complete passes which brought them 383 total yards unofficially. Joekava Yzaguirre was back in the game this week after being injured last week and was second on the team in rushing with 55 yards.

Starting off the second half the Rattlers had to punt for the second and last time in the game. Much like the start of the first half, the Badgers threw an interception on the first play. The Rattlers quickly took the ball 33 yards in three plays with Andre Ray scoring on a four yard run. The Rattlers scored on their next two drives and the Badgers punched in one last score in the fourth quarter to finish off the scoring of the game.

The Rattlers have a bye week next week but will play away against Cibolo Steel the following week for their first district game of the year.

Dalton Sweat

Photos by Beth Rasmussen
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