Pampa Harvesters wallop Borger Bulldogs 51-17

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BORGER — The Pampa Harvesters (2-1) played probably their most complete game Friday evening at Borger (0-3) when they put #relentlessattack into action with the 51-17. 

““I’m really proud of our football team and there are some exciting things happening in our athletic program. There’s a lot of growth and energy,” Head Coach Cody Robinson said. “We’re learning a lot about character and life and that’s across the board. We had a great week of practice. We’re gelling as a team and team is a powerful thing. The thing about is that is we always expect to win and we can get a lot better. My goal is for every athlete on this team to play their absolute best that they possible can with perfect effort. We’re still leaving a lot out there.”

The Harvester’s first scoring drive came with 8:21 left in the opening quarter and was parked by a 26-yard run by senior quarterback Sam Anguiano. Two plays later, Anguiano found senior running back Jordan Lacy who took the pass 28 yards for the touchdown. After the quarterback keeper by Anguiano on the two-point conversion, Pampa led 8-0 with 7:32 left in the quarter.

The Harvesters’ defense forced a Borger punt and Pampa set up shop at their own 41-yard line. Anguiano found fellow senior Hunter Dyer deep on the left sideline who caught the pass for 41 yards and to put Pampa deep in enemy territory. Lacy found the end zone again at the end of the drive for a 15-yard touchdown on the toss. After the extra point from senior kicker Erick Hernandez, Pampa led 15-0.

Borger got on the board with a field goal and on the ensuing kickoff, Dyer returned the kick to the Pampa 46-yard line. A 15-yard carry from senior running back Cornelius “Peanut” Landers, Pampa was at the 39-yard line. Two plays later Anguiano hooked up with Lacy for 23 yards and a fresh set of downs. Landers took over the drive with a series of runs that was capped off by a seven-yard touchdown run. After the Lacy two-point conversion, Pampa had extended their lead to 23-10.

Pampa recovered the Borger fumbled near mid-field with 23 seconds left in the half. After a couple of plays, the clock had six ticks left from the Pampa 35-yard line. Anguiano found Dyer deep near the goal line and as time expired in the half and Pampa took a 30-10 lead into the locker room at half time.

“Hunter Dyer is a competitor and he has some grit about him,” Robinson said. “He is one of our leadership council guys and he, on a daily basis, reinforces the standard in our program. He loves to compete, he’s been sneaking to defense to play corner. I love that about him. We’ve got a lot of guys like that and we’ve got some great kids that enjoy having the ball in their hands and can do great things with it. I think our offensive staff did a great job spreading the ball around and running our defense.”

The Harvesters picked up right where they left off to start the second half with an eight-yard connection from Anguiano to Dyer. Landers then took the rock 15 yards to move the sticks. Anguiano then found senior wideout Troy Perez for four yards. Two plays later Landers found paydirt for his second touchdown of the game on the 10-yard run to extend Pampa’s lead to 37-10.

The teams traded possessions and on Borger’s next drive, senior linebacker Rhett Hill intercepted a pass over the middle and took it to the house. After the Hernandez extra point, Pampa had a commanding 44-10 lead with 6:19 in the third quarter.

The Harvesters’ final scoring drive of the game came after forcing the Borger punt and setting the offense up at the Pampa 28-yard line. Anguiano had a series of carries to move Pampa to midfield following by a seven-yard carry from Landers to move into enemy territory. Anguiano found Murrack later in the drive for a nine-yard play to move the chains. Three plays later, Anguiano found Lacy in the corner of the end zone for a 29-yard touchdown to extend the lead to 51-10.

The Harvesters return to action Friday night for Senior Night as they host the Randall Raiders. Game time is 7 p.m.

“They are a good football team. We’re always more worried about our standard. We prepare for every team just like it’s every team. We’re not going to put more work towards anyone because we are trying to make Pampa football the best it can possibly be. That’s our focus. We’ll get to Valhalla tomorrow, watch this one and put this one behind us. We’ll flip the switch, we literally have a light switch we flip every Saturday and that game is over.”

Unofficial Stats

Sam Anguiano went 15-19 for 118 yards and three touchdowns.

Cornelius “Peanut” Landers had 13 carries for 79 yards and two touchdowns; Jordan Lacy had two carries for 20 yards and a touchdown and Sam Anguiano had five carries for 37 yards.

Hunter Dyer had four grabs for 89 yards and a touchdown; Jordan Lacy had four catches for 105 yards and two touchdowns; Bryson Murrack had two catches for 14 yards; Troy Perez had a four yard catch and Cornelius Landers had a six-yard catch.

Rhett Hill had an interception returned for a touchdown and Justin Martinez had two interceptions. Erick Hernandez went 5-5 in extra points.

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