SAN ANTONIO – Somerset’s offense began the 2023 season firing on all cylinders as they scored five first-half touchdowns to defeat Southside 42-14 in the KSAT 12 Pigskin Classic on Saturday afternoon.
Senior receiver Jaden Faz finished the game with three total touchdowns and seven catches for 137 yards and was named the Davis Law Firm Player of the Game.
“It was really awesome, coming out and playing them (Southside),” Faz said postgame. “Winning three times in a row (against them) is really special.”
The “Battle of 1604″ between the area rivals started with a game-opening timeout and multiple penalties from Southside, before things finally settled down. The game was 7-7 after the first quarter.
It was Faz’s contributions that helped break open the game, beginning with a 48-yard touchdown catch on second and ten with 8:41 to go in the second quarter to make the score 14-7. He would go on to also return a kickoff for a touchdown and then catch a 25-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Koby Isbell to make it 35-14 at the half.
“It was a great game, we really practiced hard. I want to thank my team for making plays,” Faz said. “We take a lot of time on special teams, go through it before practice and after practice.”
Somerset Head Football Coach Koy Detmer praised Faz in the victory as well.
“Man, it was a rollercoaster there. It is always a battle with these guys. And so, we knew it was going to be nothing less and we were fortunate that we made some big plays,” Detmer said. “The thing that stood out was we had a lot of big plays and this guy (Faz) was one of those guys.”
Fans are able to nominate and vote online for who they think will be named the KSAT Pigskin Classic Davis Law Firm Player of the Game in each of the four games.
Fans can vote for their picks during each game - during the first half, viewers can nominate players and during the second half they can vote on the nominees.
The KSAT Pigskin Classic Davis Law Firm Player of the Game will be named at the end of each game and recognized on the field during post-game coverage.
About the KSAT Pigskin Classic
The second-annual KSAT Pigskin Classic kicked off Aug. 25 and 26 at San Antonio’s Alamodome and tickets are now on sale.
This year’s KSAT Pigskin Classic is even bigger than last year’s inaugural event, with four high school football games to kick off the Texas high school football season.