MIDLAND, TX – Lee entered the 2011 season home opener on Friday night with a very focused look in their eyes. They expected a very formidable opponent in El Paso Montwood. It didn’t take long for both sidelines and fans in the stands to see what was about to unfold as the Rebels dominated the Rams to the tune of 47-7 at Grande Communications Stadium.
Lee running back Jason McAfee wasn’t expecting to see very many touches in the first non-district game on the schedule. When starter Travis Williams was sidelined with a shin injury, McAfee seized the moment by scoring three touchdowns and rushing for 92 yards. Williams became the second Rebel to be sidelined on the night. Lee also lost defensive lineman Michael Morales on the third play of the game to an apparent knee injury.
Lee’s defense played well in Morales’ absence, only allowing one touchdown drive all night. The Rebels offense wasn’t too shabby either, racking up 442 yards of total offense. Quarterback Talor Nunez completed 10-of-13 passes for 156 yards and added 79 more rushing on 10 carries.
LEE — Luke Stice 27 run (Vincent kick), 6:31
LEE — Jason McAfee 1 run (Vincent kick), 2:40
EPM — Ebrahim Britton 1 run (Reyes kick), 7:07
LEE — Darian Long 2 run (Vincent kick), 4:26
LEE — Miles Vincent 32 FG, 0:20
LEE — Jason McAfee 15 run (Vincent kick), 5:29
LEE — Jason McAfee 7 run (Vincent kick), 2:22
LEE — Darian Long 8 run (kick failed), 6:53
LEE — Dustin Beal 34 field goal, 0:58
EPM – Ebrahim Britton 18-53, Rene Ballesteros 6-30, Alexis Ortiz 3-37, Angel Garcia 2-6
LEE – Jason McAfee 19-92, Talor Nunez 10-79, Luke Stice 3-37, Travis Williams 5-17, Darian Long 3-12
EPM – Ebrahim Britton 4-11-0—27, Angel Garcia 3-7-0—39
LEE – Talor Nunez 10-13-0—156, Luke Stice 5-6-1—50
EPM – Omar Alhanfoosh 3-52, Warren Redix 1-21, Rene Ballesteros 2-(-6)
LEE – Skyler Estrella 3-56, Josh Shelton 3-46, Cole Edwards 2-38, Kenneth Duby 4-33, Kendall White 2-19, Andy Bowen 1-14.