Many of Tornillo’s players last Friday night were just toddlers the last time that Tornillo won a district game all the way back in 2004. Behind a big night from quarterback Marcos Trevizo, Tornillo made some school history as it held off Anthony for a 28-26 victory to snap a district losing streak that had stretched over a decade and a half.
Trevizo threw for 180 yards and added 130 yards and two touchdowns on the ground, while racking up seven tackles defensively.“The key to our victory on Friday night was execution and staying disciplined,” Tornillo head coach Cody Burris said. “We executed on offense really well, and defensively we were able to hold their quarterback in check most of the night.” Anthony’s quarterback Jermaine Urbina threw for just 138 yards on the night and while he had two touchdown passes, he was also intercepted twice by the Tornillo defense, once by Jesse Gomez and once by Mike Ibarra.
Offensively for Tornillo, Ibarra had two touchdown catches, including a nice catch-and-run from 63 yards out, while tight end Sammy Zambrano, Burris’ son, had three catches himself on the night.
“That win means everything to these kids, and our community. It really shows the kids that their hard work has paid off,” Burris said. “
This group of seniors, which includes my son Sammy Zambrano, has been with me four years now. They really did do a great job at preparing for this game, and it will help us going forward as a team and program to build momentum and a winning culture.”
With only five teams in its district, Tornillo will certainly see this win as a massive opportunity to now go on and clinch a playoff berth. And with Trevizo playing a key role on both sides of the ball and a senior class hungry for success, this Tornillo team has certainly inserted itself right into that playoff conversation as they look to make this a season to remember.