Button defense holds on for Homecoming win

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Mr. Cassler, Adviser (photo by Mark Mahavier)

The hard-fought 28 to 27 win over St. Pius X from Houston put a nice, tidy ribbon on what has been an interesting (to say the least) and historical two week Homecoming for the Central Catholic community. October 16th’s Friday night game, the week that was supposed to be Homecoming, was cancelled due to a COVID positive testing on the opponent teams side, and the athletic department scrambled to get a game together, which ended up being played a week later, last Friday night at Bob Benson, ’66 stadium.
In an impressive and persistent offensive onslaught, Sylas Gomez threw 9 times for 15 completions and 149 total yards in the air, and 2 TD’s. Gomez was almost as effective on the ground, rushing 17 times for 100 yards and a TD. Garrett Davidsmeyer rushed 28 times for 180 yards, almost 6.5 yards per carry, and 2 TD’s, along with 3 receptions for 77 yards and 1 TD. Michael Mayhugh added 5 receptions for 56 yds and 1 TD. Defensively on the evening, the Buttons came up stubborn when they needed to. Led by Parker Stepan, TeShaun Singleton, and Nathaniel Bermea, the defense did what they had to do, and hung on to the very last seconds of the game to spoil a two point conversion and smother an onside kick attempt to put the icing on a great defensive effort.
After SPX was denied a two point conversion by a very thorough Button defense, they attempted an on-side kick to try and get the ball back, but the Button’s receiving special team was ready for the ploy, and a focused and determined sophomore, Abraham Luna, #14, came up with the football, clinching the win for Central Catholic.
 When asked about this special Homecoming win, Coach Santiago had this to say: “This game was your typical TAPPS Division 1 District 2 battle. Two good football teams battled to the last play with the Button defense making the game winning stop. It is still a four man race in the district, with St. Thomas and St. Pius meeting this week, and us and Antonian meeting the last week of the season. Playoff spots and rankings are on the line.”
The evening was also Senior Night, and seniors from Football, Cross Country, Band, and Cheer, were recognized as they came through the hallowed Snake Tunnel along with family members. The annual Senior Night recognition is a heartfelt and bitter-sweet event that honors and remembers years of hard work, commitment, and co-laboring among dozens of Central Catholic, Providence, and Incarnate Word High School students who have forged memories that will last forever.
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