Photo by Mark Mena, Story by Andy Quintana
EL PASO, Texas – The Bel Air Highlanders and the El Paso Tigers both were entered their Friday night matchup seeking their first win of the season. Bel Air would not back down and finally did end a Football Friday with a solid 62-0 victory.
The game started with each team exchanging an interception on their opening drives. A dark looking grey sky blowing in as if it was a warning to El Paso that a storm was approaching. There was a lightning delay, but the only thing was the weather really delayed was points on the scoreboard, as the Bel Air offense could not be stopped.
Bel Air quarterback Adrian Parsons threw for unofficially 333 yards on a 14 for 20 night, connecting with 4 different receivers for touchdowns. Four different receivers scored as Fernando Castillo had one for 70 yards, Christian Baxter for 58 yards, Adam Gomez with one for 19 yards, and Chris Garcia as well for 10 yards. Jayson Smith had 106 yards on five catches as well. The fast tempo offense mixed it up well as Parsons also scored a TD on the ground. Parsons could not be contained.
The Bel Air defense was dominate as well. They frustrated and contained the El Paso Tigers, and forced several punts throughout the evening. The Tiger offense could not get rolling and seemed to get frustrated that they could not move the ball. It started with an intentional grounding in the end zone which gave the Highlanders a safety in the second quarter.
Devyn Loray added a 40-yard fumble recovery and return for a touchdown as well. The frustration did for the Tigers as they could not start up a drive to sustain and Bel Air pounced on every opportunity they could on a stormy night in El Paso.