Winters defeats Bronte 35-27

Celinda Hawkins Managing Editor Runnels County Register
The Winters Blizzards are ranked 2-1 in the district after a win over Bronte Friday, Oct. 27. Here Joey Diaz makes a driving tackle.

The Winters Blizzards are on a roll, and logged another win against the Bronte Longhorns last week, winning the game 35-27. The win bumped Winters’ record to 3-5.

After previously dropping a game on the road, Bronte hoped to bounce back with a win at home over Winters. The team got no such luck. The defeat kept Bronte winless and dragged its record down to 0-8.

The Blizzards scored 13 points in the first quarter, no points in the second quarter, 14 points in the third quarter and eight points in the fourth quarter. Bronte scored seven points in the second quarter and came back in the fourth quarter with 20 points, but that was not enough to defeat Winters.

Blizzard Chris Diaz tallied 31 rushes for 162 yards and four touchdowns, while teammate Troy Hernandez had 11 rushes for 60 yards and one touchdown.

“Our kids played well against Bronte but we allowed them to get back in the game at the end,” said Winters Coach Matt McCarty. “We have to do a better job of finishing teams off once we get them down.”

McCarty said the defense performed well against Bronte.

“Our Defense played well, Bronte had seven rushing yards on 19 carries,” McCarty said. “We gave up some big passes toward the end of the game which hurt us though. We also put the ball on the ground too many times. In the end though, a win is a win and I’m proud of the way our kids have battled so far in district. We just have to keep the winning going.”

The Blizzards are currently 2-1 in the district the next two games are crucial and could determine whether the Blizzards are in second place or out of the playoffs.

This week, the Blizzards will face Cross Plains at an away game at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Information from MaxPreps was used for this report.