Undefeated Clarendon eager for revenge on Vega
VEGA, TX (KFDA) – Our sixth game of the week features a 2A duel between undefeated Clarendon Broncos (5-0) versus Vega Longhorns (4-1).
Clarendon is hungry after falling to Vega last season 28-22 for the third year in a row.
“It’s a big game and we want to go there and win this game,” said Jordan Herndon, Clarendon senior cornerback and cornerback. “They beat us last year, so we want revenge on that one. It’s to prove everyone wrong that we should be up there.
The Broncos have four or five guys who can run the ball, so Vega’s defense will have to stay vigilant.
“We had a lot of intensity,” said Jmaury Davis, Clarendon junior running back, running back, outside linebacker and kicker / kicker. “We’ve been pushing the pace and a lot of teams can’t run with us. We like to use our speed and strength for advantages.
“I know they’re really fast, but I think we have a lot of fast guys who can run a lot outside,” said Clay Gilter, senior running back and middle linebacker for Vega. “I think if we can contain them it will be a very good game. “
Vega’s offense is led by two-threat quarterback Ryan Grawunder. He has plenty of options for throwing or keeping the ball, but he’ll face an athletic high school.
“Clarendon has a lot of good athletes, but we just have to do what we do best,” said Carson McCall, senior tight end and cornerback for Vega. “You just have to prepare and do all the fundamentals correctly and you will be fine. “
Despite being an out-of-district game, both teams are keen to brag.
“It’s always been a good game,” said Jason Porton, Vega’s head football coach. “With them you are going to see speed all over the pitch, they are going to chase you ahead and you have to play solid football on both sides of the ball.”
“It’s a big week. I know Porton very well there, ”said Clint Conkin, Clarendon head football coach. “Our quarterback is actually his nephew, so Vega vs. Clarendon is always a good game because they’re well trained. They’re gonna play hard, our guys are gonna play hard, so it’s gonna be a fun game.
The Broncos and Longhorns meet at Vega on Friday at 7 p.m.
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