In their previous meeting, Odem
a punishing 38 - 12 defeat. While not characterized by quite the same dominating performance, the rematch ultimately ended up the same way. Odem was able to grind out a solid victory over London last week, winning 33 - 21.
Odem had a mediocre defensive performance in the first half, giving up 21 points. That left it at a 21 - 14 disadvantage. Luckily the offense came through for it in the second half to collect 19 points as well as the win.
Junior Jackson Bueno and sophomore John Cantu were the main playmakers for Odem as Bueno earned two touchdowns and 101 yards rushing the ball and Cantu threw for 106 yards and gained 112 yards on the ground. This marked the 3rd consecutive game in which Bueno had 100+ rushing yards. Senior James Chapa was another big-time player for Odem. He tacked on three touchdowns to Odem's score.
The win lifted Odem to 4-3. The defeat dropped London's record to 4-2.
The teams are out to raise these records in their next games. Odem will face off against Monte Alto Friday at 7:30 PM. With three consecutive games with over 400 yards, the Odem offense has displayed some intimidating tenacity and has no intention of stopping now. Meanwhile, London will look to defend its home turf against Banquete this Friday at 7:30 PM.
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