Gonzales racks up 600 plus rushing yards against East (VIDEO)

Keldy  Ortiz

Aug. 31, 2013 at 3:31 a.m.

Defensive end #52 Brian Hickner waits to pounce on #22 Alyas Ramirez for Gonzales.

Defensive end #52 Brian Hickner waits to pounce on #22 Alyas Ramirez for Gonzales.   Frank Tilley for The Victoria Advocate

Cameron Williams wanted to redeem himself Friday night for Victoria East.

Just a junior wide receiver, Williams and the rest of the Titans wanted to make a statement against Gonzales.

A year ago, the Titans went to Gonzales on a mission to get their first win on the opening night of the season.

They didn't then, and history repeated itself, as the Titans fell 60-20 at Memorial Stadium.

Friday night was a game of struggles for the Titans.

They were down early in the first, but clawed back, first with a kickoff return by Jonathan Ortega, then with Williams scoring two touchdowns of his own.

"We have integrity," Williams said. "We got heart. It's just things didn't click for us tonight."

Titans coach Roland Gonzalez complimented his team for the effort they put up.

The game didn't go their way, but Gonzalez believed the future is still unwritten for this team.

He believed his players tried hard to make a comeback.

"They sucked it up, came back, put points on the board, and we're proud of that," Gonzalez said. "But we got to be able to play for four quarters. We definitely dropped too many balls. There's definitely areas of improvement."

Williams admitted to his mistakes in the game. He dropped passes, and others on the Titans did as well.

"Our offense needs work," Williams said. "There's always room for improvement, no matter what. I think in the next week, we got to capitalize on their mistakes. We need to execute and just step up next week."

Gonzalez, however, saw positives in Williams' performance that he and others can improve on.

"(Cameron) had an exceptional night," Gonzalez said. "I'm really proud of him. He did some really good things for us tonight."

Ortega, who had a fumble in the game, said the team "fought in the first half, but we didn't come out in the second half."

Gonzalez said that the team has a long season. Friday was just Game 1.

"It's like I told the young men, this is the first game out; you can't put too much stock in it," he said. "We got to get back, review film and work on correcting the things we need to correct."



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