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HAPPY HOMECOMING: Mineral Wells storms past Sanger for third win

HAPPY HOMECOMING: Mineral Wells storms past Sanger for third win
September 18
12:42 2023


Special to Mineral Wells Area News / Photos By Amy Bearden

Big Homecoming Win for the Rams

Jovan Ramirez scored three touchdowns – one on defense and two on offense – and threw for another as the Mineral Wells Rams struck early and often en route to a rout of the Sanger Indians, 48-10, on Homecoming Night at Ram Stadium.

It was a big night for the Rams on both sides of the ball, as Mineral Wells (3-1) racked up 443 total yards of offense – 317 on the ground and 126 in the air – on 48 plays for an average of 9.2 yards per play. Meanwhile, the defense limited Sanger (1-3) to 191 total yards on 69 plays and held the Indians out of the end zone until the fourth quarter.

Ramirez, a senior, did it all for Mineral Wells. He ran for 156 yards on just five carries, including touchdown runs of 74 and 53 yards, and threw a 53-yard touchdown pass to go along with a 25-yard fumble recovery for a TD.

A two-way player at cornerback and running back, Ramirez got the party started early in the first quarter with his fumble return that put the Rams up 6-0 over the shellshocked Indians. 

The Rams offense got the ball after a defensive stop and quickly scored again as Ramirez ripped off a 74-yard TD run to put Mineral Wells up 13-0. Another defensive stop put Mineral Wells’ offense back in business. Rams junior running back Kayden Montalvo capped off a drive with a 21-yard run into the end zone as Mineral Wells closed out the first quarter up 20-0.

Senior Jovan Ramirez had an outstanding game and helped the Rams run over Sanger in their Homecoming battle

Sanger converted a 25-yard field goal early in the second quarter. But the Rams answered quickly as Ramirez connected with tight end Kaidin Kaspar on a 53-yard scoring toss as the Rams extended their lead to 27-3.

Ramirez then scored his third touchdown of the night on a 53-yard run as Mineral Wells took full command of the Class 4A non-district contest, 33-3.

Mineral Wells added two more scores in the third quarter, one on a 61-yard run by Preztynn Harrison and another as Jose Garcia hit the paint on a 5-yard run.

Senior Braden Ethridge takes down Sanger’s Running Back

Sanger’s Luke Thompson ended the scoring on an 11-yard touchdown run in the final quarter.

Mineral Wells will have its hands full this Friday, hosting the undefeated Graham Steers (4-0) at Ram Stadium in another non-district matchup. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. Graham is coming off a 67-6 blowout win at Iowa Park, and so far this season has notched easy wins over Bowie, Springtown and Glen Rose.

Homecoming Highlights: Royal Court

Homecoming King Clayton Ethridge and Queen Jasmine Rios were crowned at half time.

Homecoming: Parade Highlights

Ram fans lined the streets as floats made there way through the community to the bonfire where cheerleaders, coaches, and athletes pumped the energy up on the eve of the Homecoming game against Sanger
Longtime Coach Jackie Harvey was the Grand Marshall of the Parade. This year the community icon and leader celebrates 51 years of coaching.

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