Tigers Qualify for Playoffs with 58-28 Rout of Midland Lee

ae8b0058-copyIn their final regular season game with a trip to the playoffs on the line, the Frenship Tigers played their most complete game of the season and solidified another trip to the postseason with a 58-28 rout of Midland Lee Friday at Grande Communications Stadium.

The Tigers finished with their highest point total of the season thanks to a balanced 420 yards of offense (206 rushing, 214 passing) and the team’s first two defensive touchdowns.

Nate Wilson sacked Lee quarterback Sema’J Davis and forced a fumble which was scooped and returned by Scooter Garcia for the first defensive score. Nick McCauley then intercepted a Davis pass and returned it 90 yards for the final nail in the game’s coffin.

The Tiger defense forced four turnovers in the second half.

Garcia added 196 rushing and two touchdowns while Chandler Brand was 14 for 19 passing with two touchdowns passing and two more rushing.

ae8b0151With the win, FHS is now 5-5 and 3-3 in District 2-6A and have clinched a playoff spot. Their first game will be Friday, November 11 in El Paso versus the District 1-6A Champion. That will be determined during the final week of the regular season this Friday.


Frenship              7    17    7    27    –     58

Lee                     7     7     7     7      –    28

First Quarter

L – Julian Stricklin 35 interception return (Nathan Bowden kick); 6:56

F – Camdyn Caravelli 11 pass from Chandler Brand (Paden Gallardo kick); 4:37

ae8b0133Second Quarter

F – Bradden Kennard 32 pass from Brand (Gallardo kick); 10:16

F – Scooter Garcia 6 run (Gallardo kick); 5:05

L – Sheldon Bass 10 pass from Sema’J Davis (Bowden kick); 2:47

F – Gallardo 25 FG; 0:10

Third Quarter

F – Garcia 32 run (Gallardo kick); 5:30

L – Davis 14 run (Bowden kick); 2:23

interceptionFourth Quarter

L – Taye Britt 6 run (Bowden kick); 10:29

F – Brand 1 run (Gallardo kick); 7:51

F – Brand 1 run (Gallardo kick); 2:06

F – Garcia 46 fumble return (kick failed); 1:48

F – Nick McCauley 90 interception return (Gallardo kick); 0:12


First Downs: 19

Rushes-Yards: 35-206

Passing Yards: 214

Comp.-Att.-Int.: 14-19-1

Fumbles-Lost: 1-0

Penalties-Yards: 2-18

RUSHING: Scooter Garcia 30-196, Chandler Brand 4-8, Bolton Huerta 1-2

PASSING: Chandler Brand 14-19-1-240

RECEIVING: Camdyn Cavelli 4-94, Bradden Kennard 3-70, Adryane Atkins 2-45


*pictures provided by Curry Photography