Plowboys stay close for a half in loss to Bulldogs

Ron Howell
Sports Editor

STAMFORD — Roscoe's football team had to face yet another District 3-2A, Division 1 power on Friday after losing to Hawley 39-0 in its opener. This time, it trailed just 14-13 to Stamford at halftime and had a brief lead early in the second period, until the Bulldogs took control the last two quarters for a 30-13 win.
Roscoe's QB, Junior Martinez, threw a TD pass to get the team within 8-7 in the first quarter and then gave the Plowboys a brief 13-8 lead in the second quarter with a scoring run before Stamford rallied. Martinez's TD pass went to Ryan Highsmith (6 catches, 92 yards) and he accounted for 235 yards (14-of-30 passing for 198 yards along with 13 runs for 37 yards).
The other Roscoe receivers to catch passes were Jaythan Coale (3 catches, 73 yards), Vidal Aguayo (3 catches, 22 yards) and Gunner Helm (2, 21), who also had a team-high 65 yards on 16 runs. Helm also had seven tackles and one assist to lead the defensive effort.
Roscoe's other top defenders were Kolten Hope with six tackles, two for a loss and a sack; Highsmith with four tackles, three pass breakups and one forced fumble; Garrett Bowers with four tackles, one for a loss and one fumble recovery; Aguayo with four tackles; Brayan Medina with three tackles, one for a loss and one sack; and Zachary Parrott with one pass breakup and one interception.
Roscoe will visit Miles (2-0) this Friday in search of its first victory.