Buffs Hammer LaGrange
In one of the hardest hitting games you will ever see, Giddings bruised LaGrange 28-7 Friday night. Both teams left marks on their opponent that soap and water won’t wash off. It may take a couple of weeks for some of the marks to disappear.
Garry Cooper was able to sneak behind the LG defense to haul in a pass from David Bradshaw on a sweep pass for 51-yards on a third and long situation. Michael Rangel added the first of his four PAT kicks. LaGrange answered quickly as they moved the ball down the field using a mixture of runs and passes with 5:35 left in the first quarter.
Joseph Glenn put the Buffs on the board early in the second quarter with a 28-yard run to paydirt. This was after two Buff possessions had ended with fumble.
Spencer Fitzhenry capped a Giddings drive with a 12-yard trip to the end zone for the only third quarter scoring. In the third period, LG was on a drive, when all-state receiver Brandon Wilkerson caught a pass and was hit immediately by three Buff defenders. Wilkerson was taken from the field on a stretcher with the extent of his injuries unknown. Later the LG coach said he was taken to Austin for precautionary reasons.
Bradshaw got his own TD later in the fourth period on a threeyard run.
Giddings offense was so potent that no punt was needed in the game. Giddings possibly could have scored more. Workhorse back, Eric Rimes had the ball knocked loose as he was fighting for extra yardage inside the fiveyard line. Glenn was cutting back against the flow of when a LG player reached out and slapped the ball from his grasp.