For the second time in three seasons, the Bandera varsity football team is riding a three-game winning streak with the district season right around the corner.
The Bulldogs (3-1) won their third consecutive game in dominant fashion last Friday, knocking off Comfort 40-6.
Bandera racked up 418 yards of offense and held Comfort to just 183 yards in the win. The Bulldogs also won the special teams battle, coming up with a punt block that set up the team’s first touchdown of the night early in the second quarter.
“Wins like this take a total team effort,” Coach Joel Fontenot-Amedee said. “Whether it’s the receiver who has a career day, or the JV player who gave us a great look on the scout team all week, it takes an entire team buying into our mantra of being all in and together as one. I’m proud of this group of young men and coaches. Our journey is just getting started!”
Quarterback Tyler Moore finished six of 12 passing for 139 yards and three touchdowns, adding 156 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries.
Brock Johnson had 20 carries for 101 yards and a touchdown, Cardenas had three carries for 12 yards, and sophomore Jorge Cabasos had two carries for 10 yards. Miller had four catches for 100 yards and two touchdowns, Johnson had one catch for 18 yards, and Dirck had one catch for 21 yards and a touch down.
Defensively, Cardenas had a team-high 11 tackles and six tackles for loss.
Senior Liam DeMarchi had 10 tackles, three tackles for loss, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. Senior Matthew Staton had seven tackles and three tackles for loss. Senior Luke Barnett had six tackles and two tackles for loss, and Cabasos had six tackles.
Barnett, who had a handful of big tackles on fourth down plays, was named the game’s Hill Country Nation Most Valuable Player.
The team’s next game is Homecoming at Bulldog Stadium next Friday against Manor New Tech. The Bulldogs will then have a bye week before opening the district slate on the road against Crystal City.
Brady Keane is the Bandera Head Boys Basketball Coach.