Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Hobbs vs. Belen football scrimmage quick thoughts, stats

Clayton Jones/Hobbs News-Sun
Hobbs' David Romero scrambles during a scrimmage against Belen on
Wednesday at Ruidoso Middle School.
  RUIDOSO — The Hobbs football team went to Ruidoso to face Belen in a scrimmage and lost 6-3 overall (one point per touchdown), including 6-0 with Belen's first team on field. While Belen is a tough squad (coming off a Class 4A state semifinal appearance), Hobbs didn't look as polished as I thought they might. Some shakiness on both sides of the ball. On offense, inaccuracy through the air, poor snaps to the quarterback (at least a half dozen) and dropped passes hurt Hobbs. Defensively, it was a lot of missed tackles (tackling way too high), but the defense didn't allow the big play and made Belen grind the ball down field (which it doesn't mind doing, however). Hobbs has some work to do before its opener Aug. 30 at home against Gadsden.
  Here are the stats from the scrimmage, including the second-team, 12-snap portion where Hobbs gained 240 of its yards (I don't have a roster for Belen, so just team stats for them).
Team Stats
Total yards – Hobbs 456; Belen 367
Rushing (att-yards) – Hobbs 18-157; Belen 43-240
Passing (comp-att-int) – Hobbs 18-39-3; Belen 7-12-0
Passing yards – Hobbs 299; Belen 127
Turnovers – Hobbs 3; Belen 2
Individual Hobbs stats
Passing – David Romero 10-24-2 193 (1 TD); Kolin Zembas 8-15-1 106 (1 TD)
Rushing – Zembas 7-115 (TD); Romero 6-32; Brandon Amaya 2-11; Steven Olivas 3-(minus 1)
Receiving – Olivas 7-42; Alec Smith 5-117 (TD); Amaya 3-77; Oscar Baeza 1-29 (TD); Brody Engle 1-5; Zembas 1-13; Lane Moore 1-5.