The Mission Veterans Memorial Patriots powered through the Brownsville Porter Cowboys 55-37 to keep their perfect District 16-5A DI record intact Friday night at Tom Landry Stadium.
The Patriots high-octane offense was on full display as Mission Veterans scored eight first half touchdowns, and that was all they needed. Landry Gilpin got the scoring started in the first quarter with a 20-yard touchdown pass to Leo Cantu for a 7-0 lead and the Patriots never looked back.
Gilpin ran in two touchdowns on the ground and completed five touchdown passes on the night to Cantu (20-yard TD, 49-yard TD), AJ Gonzaque (25-yard TD, 38-yard TD), and Adrian Salinas (36-yard TD). Running back Danny Cantu also found paydirt on the ground as he scored up the gut of the Porter defense on a 14-yard run in the second quarter.
The Patriot defense held strong in the first half with the exception of two big plays by Porter’s quarterback Kevin Garcia. Mission Veterans’ Joey Garcia continued to make his presence felt by blowing up plays in the backfield while defensive back Gus Garza intercepted a second quarter Porter pass.
Head Coach David Gilpin pulled most of the team’s starters at the half with the game well in-hand.
The Patriots (4-1, 4-0) now move on to a bye in Week 6 before they travel to take on Donna High (3-1, 2-1) on Oct. 12 in Week 7.