The Winters Blizzards continued their winning streak last week after crushing Baird on their home turf with a final score of 42-12.

The Winters Blizzards continued their winning streak last week after crushing Baird on their home turf with a final score of 42-12.

Winters Coach Matt McCarty said the team worked hard during all four quarters of the game.

“For the first time all year we played all 4 quarters and never let up on them,” McCarty said. “We had some kids make some great plays and everybody did their job. I am very proud of the fight that we have showed through these past five games - it has really helped to build our confidence.”

Key players in Friday’s game included Chris Diaz, with 13 rushes for 148 yards and three touchdowns. Troy Hernandez, tallied 16 rushes for 93 yards and Joey Garcia had six rushes with 54 yards and one touchdown. Alex Salas pulled off one catch for 11 yards and one rush for eight yards.

Baird had home field advantage when it faced off against Bronte two games ago, but the team wasn't able to capitalize. Baird's defense took a beating in the first half, giving up 36 points. That put it down 36 - 0. Even though the defense held Winters to six points in the second half, the team still couldn't find a way to get out on top.

The defeat dropped Baird's record to 1-9. Winters is now evened up at 5-5.

The Winters Blizzards will take on the Wink Wildcats in a neutral playoff game at 7:30 p.m. Thurday at Bearcat Stadium in Ballinger. Last week, the Wildcats were defeated by only one point by Menard with a final score of 21-20.

“Wink is a very good team that has some big fast kids that play tough,” McCarty said. “We will have to play our best game all year this Thursday. We have to stick to our jobs and play together as a team. I think it will be a tough hard fought game and that we have a chance to win against them if we will play like we have the past few weeks.”

Information from MaxPreps was used for this report.