Take a close look at almost any good football team and one thing that is consistent is a good kicker.
Granbury has such a kicker in junior Jacob Rose.
Entering last night, Rose was 55-for-57 on extra points in 15 varsity games. The two that weren’t good were blocks, not misses.
He’s also kicked nine field goals, including from 44, 43 and 42 yards. He could likely make a 50-yarder, and coach Scotty Pugh said he wouldn’t hesitate to let him try.
“He, like us, has no idea how strong he really is,” said Pugh.
Rose became the team’s punter this season. He’s averaging 36 yards.
“I would rather have somebody consistent as opposed to someone who’s going to kick a 60-yarder one time and a 20-yarder the next,” said Pugh. “And he’s a great directional punter. Rarely do you see him kick to a return guy.”
Also, Rose consistently sends kickoffs out of the end zone or deep enough for no return.
“Almost all of his kickoffs are deep in the end zone, and that’s a huge defensive play,” said Pugh.
HABITAT WORK DRAWS PRAISE
Just a few hours after their 24-21 win over South Hills in Fort Worth on Sept. 27, the Pirates were up early and off to work in Rancho Brazos, helping Habitat for Humanity install lawns at three homes for tornado victims.
“It is great to see our coaches and athletes in the community helping others,” superintendent Dr. James Largent said.
Athletic director Dwight Butler was also impressed.
“This is one of the most unselfish acts I believe I’ve ever been associated with, and I am so proud to be a small part of this endeavor,” he said, adding with a smile, “It was good to see the old men (coaches) finished their lawn before either the offense and defense finished their homes. Young is not always better.”
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