Coyotes lose thriller at Floresville

The Uvalde Coyotes lost a tough 35-21 road decision to the Floresville Tigers in District 29-5A football competition Friday night.

Despite being 10-point underdogs going into the contest, the Coyotes played the Tigers to a 7-7 deadlock in the first half and then took a 14-7 lead early in the second half.

But the Tigers came back to tie the game and they went on to score two fourth-period touchdowns to clinch their win.

“We missed on some scoring opportunities in the first half. When you are playing the defending district champions on the road, you have to take advantage of opportunities when they come,” said Uvalde High School head football coach R.T. Gonzales. “It is important to maintain focus and discipline, and to finish drives. We did not do that.”

The Coyotes came up with a big defensive play on the first play of the game as defensive lineman Majik De La Garza covered a fumble by Floresville running back Salih Williams at the Floresville 42-yard line.

But the Coyotes were unable to take advantage of the turnover as they lost the ball on downs at the Floresville 37.


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