Jordan Lacy, Cornelius ‘Peanut’ Landers, Jack Studebaker, Sam Anguiano have multi-touchdown game in dominant 56-15 win over rival Borger
The Pampa Harvesters (3-0) hosted the Borger Bulldogs (0-3) on Friday for Homecoming and had four players with a multi-touchdown game in the 56-15 win.
“It was a fun game,” Head Coach Greg Poynor said. “Borger is still a big game in this town. Last year it ended up being 30-25 and being close at the end. So, I was glad to see us be a little bit more dominating.”
Borger went three-and-out on their opening drive and Pampa took over at the Borger 36-yard line. Junior running back Cornelius “Peanut” Landers took the rock on his first carry of the game and went 31 yards down to the five-yard line. Two plays later senior quarterback Jack Studebaker found junior Hunter Dyer in the corner of the end zone for the first score of the game. The extra point from senior kicker Erick Hernandez made it 7-0 Pampa.
A sack from Sean Jensen set up a short Borger punt, Pampa set up shop at the 41-yard line. After two incompletions and a personal foul penalty, Studebaker found junior Bryson Murrack over the middle of the field for three yards. Two plays later Studebaker hooked up with junior wideout Jessie Alvidrez for a fresh set of downs and 18 yards. Junior running back Jordan Lacy punched it in from six yards out to cap off the drive and put Pampa up 14-0 after the Hernandez extra point.
“He (Jensen) is a great football player,” Poynor said. “He is real hard to block, super-aggressive, quick off of the ball and has long arms, he’s got a big-time motor. He is just a great player for us. I always tell people he is on our team and we don’t have to block him. He’s hard to block, a great kid and a good leader for us.”
Pampa’s next scoring drive took one play when Landers broke six tackles for a 56-yard touchdown. Pampa led 21-0 with 1:49 left in the opening period.
“I thought our defense played good from the very first drive. Forced a three-and-out, pinned them deep and they had a bad punt leading to an easy score for our offense,” Poynor said.
“I was proud of this game (among the three games we’ve played) and felt like this was everything: passing game was good, run game was good, our run-defense was good, pass-defense was good, our special teams was solid, etc. I just felt like that was a whole-team deal.”
The Harvesters had two drives, one resulting in a safety, and Borger capitalized with a touchdown and on the ensuing drive Pampa set up shop at the Pampa 32-yard line at the 7:19 mark in the second quarter.
A pair of completions to Murrack and Alvidrez gave Pampa a fresh set of downs and put them near midfield. Landers and Lacy took turns to move the chains once more. Studebaker found Alvidrez for 15 yards and a first down inside the Borger red zone. On a series of quarterback keepers, junior Sam Anguiano scored on a quarterback dive to give Pampa the 28-8 lead and to take back momentum with 3:30 left in the half.
After the Borger punt, Pampa took over at their own 24-yard line. Pampa marched their way down the field with a series of runs from Lacy, Landers and a seven-yard scramble by Studebaker to put Pampa in enemy territory at the Borger 35-yard line. Landers broke another three tackles for 35-yards and a touchdown. The offensive line, anchored by Homecoming King Jackson Thomas himself, made plenty of alleys for the Pampa running backs on Friday.
“A homecoming king on center? Congratulations to Jackson (Thomas),” Poynor said.
“ I thought our o-line just dominated them. What made me proud of them is we wore them down and just got physical. We want to be able to do that when we need to. They were playing kind of umbrella and daring us to run a little bit. Our coaching staff did a good job and our kids did a good job of executing.”
The Harvesters picked up right where they left off in the third quarter as Studebaker found Dyer for a pair of completions to move into Borger territory. Studebaker and Landers hooked up for a pair of completions to put Pampa at the Borger six-yard line before a swing pass to Lacy extended Pampa’s lead to 42-8.
After another Borger three-and-out, Pampa set up shop at the Pampa 30-yard line and Studebaker connected with Landers on a 25-yard catch-and-run to put Pampa past midfield. Three plays later Anguiano came back into the game and capped off the drive with a three-yard keeper into the end zone for the touchdown. After the Hernandez extra point it was 49-8.
Pampa’s ensuing drive following the Borger punt resulted in a fumble, but saw a pair of passes from Anguiano to senior Jacob Salcido.
Pampa’s final scoring drive came on a 47-yard pass from Anguiano to senior Damian Anguinao that set up Sam Anguiano’s third touchdown run of the game. The final in the game was 56-15 Pampa.
The Pampa Harvesters return to action Friday for Senior Night when they host Denver City at 7:30 p.m. at Harvester Stadium.
“I’ve actually got to watch them a little bit on video and they’re a really good football team,” Poynor said. “Last year they went two or three rounds deep into the playoffs and have a really good quarterback and good offense. They’re well-coached, so we’ll have our hands full next week.”
Jack Studebaker went 19-22 for 134 yards and two touchdowns; Sam Anguiano went 5-6 for 64 yards.
Cornelius “Peanut” Landers had 11 carries, 161 yards and a pair of touchdowns; Jordan Lacy had seven carries, 15 yards and a touchdown; Sam Anguiano had eight carries, 45 yards and three yards; Jacobi Carroll had a nine-yard carry.
Hunter Dyer had four catches for 29 yards and a touchdown; Damian Anguiano had two catches for 50 yards; Jesse Alvidrez had two catches for 56 yards; Cornelius “Peanut” Landers had four catches for 46 yards; Bryson Murrack had two catches for 11 yards; Michael Campos had three catches for three yards and Jordan Lacy had three catches for 12 yards and a touchdown.
Sean Jensen had a sack, Jamal Johnson had a interception and Erick Hernandez went 8-8 in extra points.
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