The Brownfield Cubs headed to Slaton with a mission. Win that game and possibly make the playoffs. Step one was to win the game and they did that with an outstanding defensive effort, holding the Slaton Tigers to just one TD in the 14-6 victory. And that touchdown call was, in itself, quite controversial. Nevertheless, the Cubs got the win.
It was a well played game, that showed several great defensive third and fourth down stands.
Devin Hines had a fantastic interception.
Quarterback Zarius Garcia scored both the Cub TDs, the last one in a great push by his line at the goal line.
Josh Gonzales again had a great game rushing. The Cub defensive was just outstanding all night long.
Head Coach Aarrhon Flores stated, “I am proud of these guys. This is a huge milestone for our program. We have not beat Slaton in four years. I can’t be more proud of our defense. I am just so proud of our kids. I am proud of how they are growing on and off the field.”
After the game, the game ball was awarded to BISD Superintendent Chris Smith. “This guy has been behind us. He has been a part of all we have done. He deserves to have this ball tonight,” stated Flores.
Smith spoke to the team, “I just get more proud of you each week. I appreciate this honor. I am proud of you and I love you guys. See Us Rise, baby!”
The playoff scenario shakes out like this: If the Cubs want a playoff berth, Lamesa has to beat Slaton. If Lamesa loses to Slaton, there will be a three way tie for the final positions. If the Cubs win out, they will be second in district. If the Cubs lose to DC and beat Lamesa, they will be sitting in the third spot. If Lamesa beats Slaton and beats the Cubs, Brownfield will be in 4th. A confusing math project for sure.
The Cubs will face Denver City on the road next week in a 7 p.m. game. Denver City lost to Shallowater on Friday by a score of 30 -7.