SAN ANTONIO — Reagan continued its winning ways with a fourth straight victory, beating Roosevelt 47-13 in its District 26-6A opener Friday night at Heroes Stadium.
Sophomore quarterback Kellen Mond led the offensive attack for the Rattlers (4-1, 1-0) by throwing for 128 yards and three touchdowns on 8 of 17 passing. He tacked on 63 yards on the ground in three quarters of work.
Roosevelt (0-5, 0-1) was unable to get any offense going against the Rattlers’ first-team defense. Reagan was able to hold the Rough Riders scoreless for three quarters before yielding two late scores.
Quarterback Bryson Carroll led Roosevelt with 89 yards rushing.
Mond was the catalyst in a rain-soaked first half, completing scoring passes of 40 and 14 yards to senior receiver Luke Mitchum and junior running back Skyler Wetzel, respectively.
He also scored on a 2-yard quarterback keeper at the end of the first half.
After a couple of attempts trying to connect with Mitchum failed, Mond was able to find the tall receiver behind the Rough Riders’ defense for a 40-yard TD connection.
Wetzel’s score was hard earned after Mond was able to scramble away from the defense and spot the running back just before a Roosevelt safety could come over and make a play. Wetzel held on after taking a tough hit.
Wetzel’s catch put Reagan ahead 13-0 after a penalty on the extra point. The PAT was for a 35-yard attempt that failed.
For the game, Reagan was penalized 12 times for 114 yards.
Mitchum had five receptions for 105 yards, including a third-quarter touchdown catch of 22 yards.
The Rattlers piled up 473 yards of total offense.
Roosevelt finished with night with 229 yards, most of that coming in the final quarter with the game decided.
Article courtesy of Jim Martinez, SA Express News / express-news.net
Photo Courtesy of Phil Franzone, Alamo Sports Photography / www.AlamoSportsPhotography.com