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Rattlers on the Offense

by Jonathon Rodriguez
Sports Reporter

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Photo by Kiersten Ehr

The San Marcos Rattlers continue to roll through their 2015 season as their last game brought about an offensive showcase resulting in a 67-9 victory against the San Antonio Memorial Minutemen. The Rattlers have displayed an offensive prowess that proves this team is ready to be a contender this year. Through their first four games, the Rattlers have averaged 52 point per game, much in large part to the play of quarterback David Hamilton.

As the story has been all year, Hamilton performed as only Hamilton can with his 104 rushing yards and 2 rushing touchdowns. Hamilton added to his rushing performance with his 203 passing yards and 2 passing touchdowns as well.

While Hamilton has been at the forefront, the ability of his offensive line to remain aware of pass protection and receivers to continue routes have made Hamilton the dynamic player he has been so far. Another offensive centerpiece who can attest to the unit as a whole is running back Cavion Garner.

Garner has been plowing his way through opposing defenses all season and his offensive line has followed suit. The boys up on the front line, who are known as the pancake house, allow Garner to showcase his power against mid-level and secondary players. Garner finished this past Friday night with 44 rushing yards and a touchdown.

Asides from the usual Hamilton and Garner attack, the coming out party of Julian Applewhite was in full effect. Applewhite made his statement to be involved in the offense quite well with his 71 rushing yards and one touchdown performance. Applewhite was just among a slew of players that performed well.

The defense was a huge part as well due to most plays called being met by a swarm of purple. The defensive unit as a whole shined with linebacker Webber adding a sack and interception to his stat sheet.

The San Marcos Rattlers will now head to San Antonio to face the Alamo Heights Mules in a 5A Region IV Districkt 27 match up. The Alamo Heights Mules currently sit with a 2-3 record and will look to answer this Rattler offense come Friday.

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