Bluejays drop to 0-3

On a cold rainy night in Riverton the Bluejays lost 38-14. The Jays gave up four big plays that proved to be the difference in the game. Riverton blocked a punt in the second quarter and ran it back for the first score of the game. Later, Riverton intercepted a pass and ran it back for a touchdown. Riverton scored two more times on long plays, and twice again as the game continued.

The Jays scored two touchdowns in the second half on short runs by Kobe Wheaton after moving the ball down field on a combination of passing and run plays.

Though this brings the Jays record to 0-3, the team is showing improvement. The Jays made some great hits on the Hawks and continued to work hard throughout the game.

Up next for the Jays is Midland, another 0-3 team. This will be PORTA’s homecoming game, and should provide an opportunity for PORTA to continue to improve and come away with a victory.

In another strange weather night, the Bluejays started off strong against New Berlin and played to a 0-0 score until the game was postponed due to thunderstorms. The game was rescheduled for Saturday at 7pm.

New Berlin started play in the resumed game and marched down field for the first score. The Jays were able to turn their next possession into a score as well on a touchdown pass from Sam Wenda to Hayden Eddings. The extra point was blocked, making the score 7-6 at the end of the first quarter.

New Berlin came out firing in the second quarter and scored 6 unanswered touchdowns to take a 50-6 halftime lead.

In the second half, PORTA held New Berlin scoreless and was able to score after moving the ball down field on a series of run plays. Noah Wilson punched through on a 4 yard run. The extra point was unsuccessful, bringing the final score to 50-12.

The 2014 football season got off to a crazy start. Athens returned the opening kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown. PORTA then fumbled on their first possession with Athens recovering and subsequently scoring. Within a few minutes of the 2014 season PORTA was down 14-0.

The Bluejays had a difficult time moving the ball against Athens big defense. Athens offense, on the other hand, found holes and was able to score several more times in the first half.

The game was delayed for over an hour due to heavy rain and thunderstorms. When the game resumed, Athens scored two more times while continuing to hold PORTA scoreless.

Though it was tough to lose the season opener and the annual Blacktop Braggin’ Rights game, the Jays can now put this game behind them and learn from the experience.

Blue and White Scrimmage

Blue and White ScrimmageThe 2014 Blue and White scrimmage was a great preview of the Bluejay football teams.  The temps were hotter than the players had seen all summer, but everyone gave their all and showed that they are ready for the new season.

The cheerleaders put on an exciting routine between games and the concession stand was fired up selling grilled burgers and hot dogs.

All in all it was an exciting day watching the teams fine-tune their plays to prepare for the upcoming season.

The varsity kicks off their season-opener this Friday August 29 at home against the Athens Warriors in the Blacktop Braggin’ Rights game. ┬áThe Jays are looking to bring the trophy back home after last year’s disappointing loss at Athens.

Go BlueJays!

Kickoff

The 2014 Bluejays football season official kicks off in less than 2 weeks! The team has been working hard all summer to prepare for the new season and are excited to continue building on their success from last year.

The annual Blue and White scrimmage is set for August 23…come out and get a preview of the teams, including Jr High, Freshman, JV and Varsity.

On Friday August 29 the Bluejays kickoff their season with a home opener against the Athens Warriors in the annual Blacktop Braggin’ Rights game. The Jays are hungry to return to trophy to PORTA this year.

Come out and support Bluejays Football!