Coyotes prepare for 2017 debut

The Uvalde Coyotes will begin to prepare for their first football game of the season tomorrow.

Practice will get underway after school at approximately 4:30 p.m.

Friday in the Honey Bowl, the Coyotes will kick off their 2017 football season when they host the Monterrey Tech Borregos.

Action in the varsity football contest is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m.

Coach R.T. Gonzales’ Coyotes finished up their pre-season football schedule with scrimmage action against the Hondo Owls Thursday night in the Honey Bowl.

“We corrected many mistakes from our previous scrimmage against Del Rio,” said Gonzales.

“I was extremely proud of the way our kids competed and responded,” said Gonzales. “We made mistakes against Hondo. The good news is that we can and will correct those mistakes.

“Every day, every practice, and in every game, we are looking to be better,” said Gonzales. “That is our ultimate goal.”

During the controlled portion of the Thursday night scrimmage, the Coyotes outscored the Owls, one touchdown to none.

Uvalde’s touchdown came on a 54-yard pass-and-run play from quarterback Michael Mata to wide receiver Humberto DeLeon.

The Coyotes had a couple of passes intercepted.

Defensively, the Coyotes recovered two fumbles and had one quarterback sack.

In the game-like portion of the scrimmage, the Coyotes scored one touchdown and Hondo scored one touchdown.

Wide receiver Joshua Sandoval scored the Uvalde touchdown on a short-yardage screen pass.

The Coyotes had one pass intercepted.

Hondo’s touchdown came on a short run in the closing minute of the scrimmage.

Defensively, the Coyotes intercepted a Hondo pass.

In sub-varsity scrimmage action, the Uvalde freshman team outscored the Hondo freshman team, five touchdowns to one touchdown, while Hondo’s junior varsity team outscored the Coyotes junior varsity, three touchdown to none.

Besides scoring five touchdowns on Hondo’s defense, the Uvalde freshmen recorded a pass interception and a quarterback sack against Hondo’s offensive unit.

Though the Uvalde junior varsity did not score on the Owls, the Coyotes covered five Hondo fumbles.

The junior varsity Coyotes are scheduled to play a Mexico City football team in a game at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Honey Bowl.

Uvalde High School’s freshmen will not play their first game until one week from Thursday when they host San Antonio Kennedy and San Antonio St. Anthony in a scheduled football doubleheader.

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