Tag: Joe Vasquez
Senior Joe Vasquez was this year’s winner of the annual Clark Texas Football Club scholarship. President Jeff Schorr announced the award at a team meeting. The scholarship is given out every year to a senior headed for college by the club, which is made up of former Clark Cougar football players.
The scholarship is now named in honor of retiring head coach Lloyd Alexander. This year’s award was for $3000 and the funds are raised by the Clark Texas Football Club through their annual golf tournament and other activities.
It began with a Webb Williams 45 yd. field goal. It ended with the award winning Clark Cougar Band playing Queen’s “We Are the Champions”. In between it was pure joy as the Clark Cougar varsity football team headed into the post season with a win over the Holmes Huskies and a District 28-5A Championship . It is Clark’s 22nd year of playoff football.
The Clark Cougar varsity football team got their Halloween scare early courtesy the Taft Raiders but were eventually treated to a 23-15 win and at least a share of the District 28-5A title.
On the opening drive, Taft took a page out of the Clark playbook and drove 72 yards for the first score of the game, giving them a 7-0 lead and taking seven and a half minutes off the clock. On the first Clark possession, a turnover on the second play was one of only five offensive plays in the 1st quarter by Clark, including a punt.
The second quarter was a thriller by itself. Glenn Bonner delivered a crushing sack, a Hayden Greenbauer punt that was clearly out of bounds on the Taft 2 yd. line wasn’t near as clear to the referee standing inches from it who called a touch back, a Clark defensive stop was negated by an unsportsmanlike penalty, and the offense went back to good ol’ smash mouth football behind Greenbauer and Tevin Glasgow. The drive ended as time ran out on a field goal attempt. At the half, Taft still led 7-0.
The 3rd qtr. was a treat for Cougar fans. Hayden Greenbauer hit Jacob Garcia in stride 41 yds. downfield for a 82 yd. touchdown pass. With 32 seconds left in the quarter, Greenbauer bootlegged another 30 yds. for the next Clark score, giving the Cougars a 14-7 lead. Following a Webb Williams kickoff, the Taft receiver was met in the end zone by Ryan Flournoy and Daniel Durke (that’s pronounced DIRK!, Mr. NISD announcer) for a safety, giving the Cougars a 16-7 lead going into the 4th. (continue reading…)
The Clark Cougars varsity football team, #1 in San Antonio, #11/21 in Texas (Dave Campbell/5ATexasfootball.com) exacted a bit of revenge on the Warren Warriors with a 27-17 victory. The win gave the Cougars an 8-0 record, perfect in play this season. Last season Warren ended the Cougars’ win streak at 7.
The Warriors scored first with an opening drive that resulted in a field goal and 3 point lead. On the first possession for the Cougars, a five play drive ended with Hayden Greenbauer scoring from 5 yds. out to give the Cougars a 7-3 1st qtr. score. Joe Vasquez would get the ball back for the Cougars with an athletic interception with 4:02 left in the 1st qtr. That would set up a Webb Williams 23 yd. field goal to give the Cougars a 7 point lead with a little over 11 minutes to play in the half. The Cougars weren’t done with the end zone, however, as Joey Cammer tacked on a 1 yd. rushing TD with 5 minutes left in the half. When both teams left the field, Clark had a 17-3 lead.
In the 2nd half, Clark would turn over the opening kickoff, giving Warren a chance to get back in it, converting it for a TD but still trailing 17-10. A second Clark fumble gave Warren life but the defense held and Clark took over. A nine play drive would set up another Webb Williams field goal, this time a 45 yd. effort, giving Clark a 20-10 lead going into the 4th qtr.
The Clark Cougars, coming off a shutout of the Jay Mustangs last week, continued their defensive dominance and the offense poured on the points in a 31-0 pasting of the O’Connor Panthers. Junior Jimmy Kueber started the Cougars off with a fumble recovery on the second play of the game and from there on out, it didn’t get any better for the Panthers. Hayden Greenbauer ran for a 13 yd. TD to end the drive and put points on the board early for Clark. Later in the 1st quarter, Tevin Glasgow would score on a rushing TD for his first of two TDs.
In the second quarter, O’Connor would have a chance to score. On the Clark 1 yd. line, the Panthers were set to get their first six but a mishandled snap would be recovered by Robert Chapman, his first fumble recovery, in limited defensive play, of the season. The quarter ended with a Webb Williams 33 yd. field goal, giving the Cougars a 17-0 lead at the half.
A much improved Brandeis Broncos team, led by Kyle Sewell, gave the Clark Cougars all they had but couldn’t overcome a strong offensive and defensive Cougar performance, losing to Clark 33-14. Joe Vasquez, the TSRN player of the game, came up big with two TD receptions, one from QB Hayden Greenbauer and one from RB Ryan Jones. K Webb Williams tacked on two field goals of 41 and 44 yards and the defense stuffed the Brandeis offense.
The Cougars are now 3-0 and the only undefeated team in District 28-5A and have a 1-0 district record.
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The season’s first football scrimmage involving the varsity, JV and freshman teams ended with mixed results, especially if you read local media reports. As expected, the Clark varsity, who returned several starters from last year’s state semifinal team, looked good on defense along with some new faces in new places. The offense also looked ready, scrimmaging without Senior quarterback Hayden Greenbauer, receiver Joe Vasquez, center Robert Chapman, OL Anker Wiggins as well as others. Several starters from last year watched from the sideline as Sophomore QB Josh Kern guided the offense to a TD in a short game-like portion of the scrimmage with a pass to sophomore receiver Brandon Yates. Both the JV and freshman teams also looked good in their portions of the scrimmage against the Seguin Matadors.
The Gazette-Enterprise of Seguin also watched the scrimmage. Read what they had to say about it here.
The 2009 editions of the Clark Cougar Football and Volleyball teams have begun official practices for their 2009 seasons. Coach Lloyd Alexander talks about what fans can expect from this year’s varsity football team.
Hayden Greenbauer and Robert Chapman are two Clark Cougar football players on 5ATexasFootball.com preseason All State Teams for 2009. Each were listed as 2nd Team All State players. Senior Ethan Price, Senior Joe Vasquez and Junior Ryan Jones also made their Region 4 players to watch list in the Region 4 analysis. Read it all at http://www.5atexasfootball.com
5ATexasFootball.com has released their first ranking of the season and the Clark Cougar Football team cracks the list at #25 in the state. Clark is one of only three Region 4 teams on the list. Not entirely accurate (where is that guy? and why isn’t he playing?), the article that accompanies it is a good read and great for diehard fans of the program. You can find out more here.