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HS FOOTBALL SEASON OPENER: GP Yellowjackets defeat GCM Patriots in OT 37-36

LEFT: #24 Jonathan Gutierrez, Jacket’s senior running back scoring 1 of his 4 touchdowns accounting for 24 points. // RIGHT: #12 Daniel Gomez, Jacket’s sophomore quarterback drives over three Patriot defenders for the overtime winning score. (Photos by Allan Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

GPISD Stadium – Houston, TX. ~ In their first game of the season, the home team Galena Park Yellowjackets (GP) (5AD2) and Goose Creek Memorial Patriots (GCMP) (5A-D1) battled back and forth with lead changes. Both teams are in 5A. The 4th quarter ended in a 29- 29 tie, putting the non-district contest into overtime.

Head Coach Spiro Amarantos’ Yellowjackets got the opening kickoff and scored early on their first drive. GCM followed with a TD, ending the 1st quarter tied, 7 – 7.

In the 2nd quarter the Jackets senior running back Jonathan Gutierrez scored again for his 2nd touchdown (TD). GP’s kicker Oswaldo Flores had his extra point kick blocked. Before the 1st half ended with 5 seconds on the clock, Flores kicked a 20-plus yard 3-point field goal, ending the 1st half with a 16 – 7 Jackets lead.

Annual Rotary Washer Tournament Sept. 10

Rotarians competing for honors and prizes last year in the Annual Washer Tournament.

HIGHLANDS – The Rotary Club is all set to hold their 15th annual 3-Hole Washer Board Charity Tournament, on Saturday, September 10th.

The event is open to the public, as well as all Rotarians. It will be held at Charlie’s Ice House, 906 N. Main Street. 2 person teams must register by 12:30pm that day, and the cost to play is $50. Tournament play will start shortly thereafter, at 1:00pm. Awards include trophies and cash prizes, and competition is fierce.

Rotary is also looking for sponsors, individuals or companies. Sponsorships vary from $100 to $500.

Monies raised by the tournament go to the Rotary International Foundation, to be used for fighting polio, and half of the money is returned for a community project.

For more information, or to become a sponsor, contact Rotary president Andy Scott 713-201-8620.