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The La Joya Coyotes opened the Big Six schools’ Week 2 with their first District 30-5A game of the season against Edinburg Vela last night at La Joya I.S.D. Stadium. After a 20-14 loss to Brownsville Lopez and their 21-19 victory over Brownsville Porter, the Coyotes entered district play with a 1-1 record. In their inaugural year, the Vela Sabercats entered 30-5A play having lost both of their non-district games by scores of 38-7 to PSJA and 20-13 to PSJA Memorial.
In their win over Brownsville Porter last week, the Coyotes’ Chris Cedillo was a standout on offense, on defense and on special teams. On offense, Cedillo carried the ball 14 times for 83 yards and scored two touchdowns. On defense, Cedillo made 11 tackles and had two interceptions, one of which sealed the victory for La Joya with time running out. On special teams, Cedillo had three kickoff returns for 72 yards.
Veterans Memorial Patriots
Tonight the Veterans Memorial HS Patriots travel to Zapata to play the Hawks in their final non-district game of the season. The Patriots and the Hawks both enter tonight’s game with 1-1 records. After their 20-14 victory over Brownsville Rivera in Week 0, Coach David Gilpin’s Patriots stumbled against the Palmview Lobos last week with a 41-29 loss. The Hawks opened their season with a 21-14 win over Laredo Cigarroa but were routed 60-7 by Laredo Alexander last week.
In last week’s loss to the Lobos, Patriots’ quarterback Santos Villarreal completed 15 of 35 passes for 162 yards and 1 touchdown. Villarreal also ran the ball 23 times for 121 yards and scored one touchdown on the ground. Running back Victor Meza carried the ball 12 times for 110 yards and two touchdowns, while wide receivers Isaac Guerrero and Petie Ayala caught six passes for 52 yards and three passes for 55 yards respectively for the Patriots. Guerrero was also on the receiving end of Villarreal’s touchdown pass.
Coach Mario Pena’s Mission Eagles host Corpus Christi Tuloso Midway at Tom Landry Stadium tonight. The Eagles are off to a great start in 2012 with back-to-back wins over the Lobos of L.J. Palmview and the Golden Eagles of Brownsville Hanna. Tuloso Midway opened their season with a 48-22 loss to the Sinton Pirates but followed that up with a 50-21 win over C.C. Miller.
The Mission defense held the Brownsville Hanna offense to 99 total yards last week. Eagles’ linebacker Erick Flores had six tackles and five assists, sacked the Hanna quarterback twice and recovered one fumble. Defensive back Sergio Guerrero had two interceptions against the Golden Eagles.
After an open week last week, the Valley’s top-ranked Sharyland Rattlers return to the gridiron tonight when they host the Laredo Alexander Bulldogs at Rattler Stadium. Coach Ron Adame’s Sharyland team opened their 2012 season with a 41-7 victory over Brownsville Hanna in Week 0. The Bulldogs opened their season with a 37-0 loss to Alice, but bounced back in a big way last week with a 60-7 victory over Zapata. Sharyland will open District 30-5A play next week against the La Joya Coyotes.
At La Joya I.S.D. Stadium tonight it will be the Juarez-Lincoln Huskies hosting the L.J. Palmview Lobos. Tonight’s game will mark the Huskies’ 5A debut as they join the Lobos and the Coyotes in District 30-5A. Juarez-Lincoln will be coming off of their 21-20 win over the 10th ranked Rio Hondo Bobcats last week as they enter district play. Coach Tomas Garcia’s Huskies opened non-district play in Week 0 with a 27-6 loss to PSJA Memorial.
Following their 41-29 win over the VMHS Patriots last week, the Palmview Lobos will be entering tonight’s game going after their second win in a row as well. Coach Manuel Flores’ Lobos fell to the Mission Eagles in Week 0 by a score of 21-19.
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