George West comes to town Friday night

Mauricio Julian Cuellar, Jim Wells County Correspondent

Premont was handed a shutout Friday night by the Taft Greyhounds, 40-0.

The Cowboys (1-2) weren't able to capitalize at key moments in the game or get things moving all night, putting up only 50 yards rushing and 40 yards in the air.

Taft (1-2) was able to move the ball throughout the night, with 20 first downs for the evening compared to Taft, who had six first downs.

The Greyhound's Ryan Flores started the action with a short two-yard run for the touchdown, followed by a blocked punt by Armando Sanchez.

The kicks by Jacob Thormaehlen on both counts were on the mark, and a late Noe Cuevas catch from Greyhound QB Chris Bedford sealed the first quarter at 20-0 for Taft.

Taft's Pedro Gonzalez followed up in the first with a one-yard run for the TD, and Israel Nanez came up before the half once again for the Greyhounds, catching a six-yard pass from RJ Garza. By the half, Taft was up 34-0.

Steven Cavazos was Premont's rushing leader, but with only 49 yards on 12 carries, never got close enough to bring the Cowboys into scoring range. Flores, though, made progress for Taft going 103 yards with 16 carries.

After five unanswered TDs during the first half, the Cowboys never came back. Taft's Edward Rosalez, who was 8-84 for the night in rushing, used eight of those yards for a TD run in the third.

The Cowboy's defense was able to hold off the Greyhounds in the fourth, leaving the score at 40-0 for a Taft win.