Texarkana, TX 57° View Live Radar Fri H 55° L 41° Sat H 57° L 38° Sun H 61° L 40° Weather Sponsored By:

Brahmas' unity key to success

Brahmas' unity key to success

October 11th, 2018 by Brian Tyl in Sports Prep

OMAHA-NAPLES, Texas—Paul Pewitt's football team is a solidarity.

Head coach Triston Abron, the staff, and the determined football squad are poised to finish atop District 11-3A along with Waskom.

"Being 4-1 is a great surprise," Abron said. "It's not that it wasn't expected, but we came in and schematically changed the offense, defense and special teams. We have been successful, and for the guys to pick up all of the changes quickly has been awesome."

The most positive thing about the team is camaraderie. The Brahmas (4-1, 1-1) have jelled well together throughout the season, and it shows on the gridiron.

"This is the first time that I have been around a team or a group of kids that genuinely love each other," Abron said. "I believe that is a factor in our success. The guys hang out together. As always, I have dealt with issues, but this guys hold each other accountable, care about each other, and their expectations of one another helps us be successful."

Kadrien Johnson is the team's leading rusher with 314 yards on just 33 carries; that is an average of 9.5 yards per tote.

"Offensively, we are doing a good job up front with coming off the football and being dominant," the Brahmas' head coach said. "The running backs are doing a great job of knowing where the gap is or where it is going to be. The gap might not be there immediately, but the running backs are doing well in being patient and anticipating where the opening is going to be. In our style of offense, there is a wall there and the runners have to wait for a gap to open."

The defense plays well as a unit, which is evident by the list of Pewitt's leading tacklers. La-Jathan Allen leads the Brahmas in tackles with 39, DJ Turner has made 32 stops, Colby Frost has 30, Kendrell Webster has made 27 tackles, and Tannor Mines has 26. That totals five players who are averaging over five stops per game.

"Defensively, the guys have done a good job in playing at the speed that I want to play at," Abron said. "I don't like for an offense to sustain a drive. Playing at a high speed, being aggressive and running to the football has been something that the team has done a good job in picking up on. For the most part, they are executing it fairly well."

Paul Pewitt hosts New Diana in a District 11-3A matchup at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.

Getting Started/Comments Policy

Getting started

  1. 1. If you frequently comment on news websites then you may already have a Disqus account. If so, click the "Login" button at the top right of the comment widget and choose whether you'd rather log in with Facebook, Twitter, Google, or a Disqus account.
  2. 2. If you've forgotten your password, Disqus will email you a link that will allow you to create a new one. Easy!
  3. 3. If you're not a member yet, Disqus will go ahead and register you. It's seamless and takes about 10 seconds.
  4. 4. To register, either go through the login process or just click in the box that says "join the discussion," type your comment, and either choose a social media platform to log you in or create a Disqus account with your email address.
  5. 5. If you use Twitter, Facebook or Google to log in, you will need to stay logged into that platform in order to comment. If you create a Disqus account instead, you'll need to remember your Disqus password. Either way, you can change your display name if you'd rather not show off your real name.
  6. 6. Don't be a huge jerk or do anything illegal, and you'll be fine.

Texarkana Gazette Comments Policy

The Texarkana Gazette web sites include interactive areas in which users can express opinions and share ideas and information. We cannot and do not monitor all of the material submitted to the website. Additionally, we do not control, and are not responsible for, content submitted by users. By using the web sites, you may be exposed to content that you may find offensive, indecent, inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise objectionable. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of the Gazette web sites and any content on the Gazette web sites, including, but not limited to, whether you should rely on such content. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you acknowledge that we shall have the right (but not the obligation) to review any content that you have submitted to the Gazette, and to reject, delete, disable, or remove any content that we determine, in our sole discretion, (a) does not comply with the terms and conditions of this agreement; (b) might violate any law, infringe upon the rights of third parties, or subject us to liability for any reason; or (c) might adversely affect our public image, reputation or goodwill. Moreover, we reserve the right to reject, delete, disable, or remove any content at any time, for the reasons set forth above, for any other reason, or for no reason. If you believe that any content on any of the Gazette web sites infringes upon any copyrights that you own, please contact us pursuant to the procedures outlined in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (Title 17 U.S.C. § 512) at the following address:

Copyright Agent
The Texarkana Gazette
15 Pine Street
Texarkana, TX 75501
Phone: 903-794-3311
Email: webeditor@texarkanagazette.com