EL PASO, TX – The long road trip to El Paso didn’t seem to bother Midland Lee as the Rebels rolled past El Paso Coronado, 42-3. Running backs Travis Williams and Jason McAfee punished the T-Bird defense in front of their home crowd. Williams tacked three touchdown runs on the scoreboard, and McAfee added another. Not only did did Darian Long add a touchdown, but was also productive as defensive back and punt returner.
The Rebels achieved one of their objectives early by controlling the ball offensively and defensively. A heavy dose of Williams on the first three possessions resulted in Lee taking a 7-0 lead in the first quarter. Coach James Morton seemed to open the floodgates on the Rebel machine, after watching Coronado narrow the lead to 7-3 early in the second quarter. The assault was carried out first by the defense, led by Long, Luke Stice, and Gage McSwain, and followed up by 21 more Lee points. Williams scored his second touchdown on a 4-yard run. Five minutes later, Talor Nunez found the endzone on a quarterback keeper of two yards. After picking off a T-Bird pass, Long bulled his way to paydirt on a 2-yard run as the first half came to a close with the Rebels leading, 28-3.
Coronado had a little bit of success moving the ball in the third quarter. Unfortunately, every time the T-Birds looked to make a serious threat, the maroon defense would snuff it out. The Lee defense forced three Coronado turnovers – all interceptions. Back on the offensive side, big plays for the Rebels deflated all hope for the Thunderbirds. Williams scored his third touchdown of the night on a 75 yard scamper midway through the quarter. Jason McAfree matched his stellar performance of last week’s win over El Paso Montwood, but it came all in one 90-yard blast for seven late in the quarter.
LEE – Travis Williams 6 run (Miles Vincent kick), 7:49
EPC – Edward Mendez 45 FG, 9:53.
LEE – Travis Williams 4 run (Vincent kick), 8:13
LEE – Talor Nunez 2 run (Vincent kick), 2:10
LEE – Darian Long 2 run (Vincent kick), 0:04
LEE – Travis Williams 75 run (Vincent kick), 7:52.
LEE – Jason McAfee 90 run (Vincent kick), 1:02.
LEE – T. Williams 15-175, J. McAfee 6-170, L. Stice 4-41, D. Long 3-17, T. Nunez 6-16
EPC – A. Guerrero 10-66, B. Chacon 19-43, S. Legaretta 9-2, D. Carrasco 2-3
LEE – T. Nunez 7-10-0—113, L. Stice 1-3-0—9, G. Sanchez 1-3-0—6
EPC – S. Legaretta 6-14-2—118, L. Andrade 1-1-0—14, M. Courtney 1-3-1—3
LEE – J. Shelton 2-64, K. White 2-19, S. Estrella 2-13, K. Duby 1-19,
EPC – A. Calero 3-77, E. Lemus 2-25, D. Carrasco 2-20
LEE – D. Long 1-24, K. White 1-11, T. Patterson 1-2