Reeves named MVP at annual Victory Bowl

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Mexia’s Broderick Reeves (right) scoots towards the sideline away from the outstretched arm of Hamilton’s Cody Richmond. Reeves scored his only touchdown of the game for the Blue team and piled up 123-yards rushing on the evening, while earning honors at the end of the game as the Bob McQueen Offensive MVP. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
History was made over the weekend and two – now former – Mexia football players were heavily involved in making it happen.
Mexia’s Broderick Reeves set a new rushing record for the FCA Super Centex Victory Bowl by gaining 123-yards on six carries, including a 71-yard touchdown yard that put the Blue team up for good in the second quarter en route to a 35-21 win over the Red team Saturday night at Floyd Casey Stadium in Waco.
Down 10-7, Fairfield’s Andre Welch helped set up the go ahead touchdown with a nice return.
Reeves, the lone running back in the backfield with Robinson quarterback Carson Earp, took a handoff and found a big hole in the left side of the line.
Avoiding two Red team defenders out in the flat, Reeves aimed towards the sideline and turned on the jets all the way to the end zone, bringing the crowd of around 1,000 to life at that point in the game.
Reeves and Welch both shared return duties for the Blue team.
This marked the first time in the five-year existence of the bowl game that the Blue team has beaten the Red team.
The Blackcats Kieston Carter joined Reeves on the Blue team, as he made contributions on the defensive side with several tackles along with many key blocks on special teams to help set up the offense with good field position.
Reeves big performance in the game earned him honors by being named the Bob McQueen Offensive MVP.
The game was pretty much a battle in the trenches early on.
Up 7-3 at the end of the first quarter, the Blue looked to gain control of the ball again at the beginning of the second, but after a fumbled punt, the Red’s Cody Richmond (Hamilton) landed on the loose football and gave his team terrific field position at the Blue 25-yard line.
A few downs later the Red scored on a five-yard run from the goal line by Isiah Cowan (Ellison High School) to go back on top, 10-7.
With less than 8:00 left in the half, Sebastian Corrales (Gatesville) booted a 42-yard field goal to add another score for the Red team to make it 13-7.

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