The D’Hanis Cowboys beat the Sabinal Yellowjackets, 20-16, in a hard-fought season football opener faor both teams Friday night.
D’Hanis scored twice in the first period to take an early lead.
But the Yellowjackets scored in the second period to cut the scoring deficit to 14-8.
Following a scoreless defensive battle in the third period, the Cowboys scored early in the fourth period to extend their lead to 12 points.
Sabinal rallied to score later in the period, but the Cowboys held off the Yellowjackets the rest of the way to win the ball game.
Quarterback Jonah Perez scored to give D’Hanis a 7-0 lead at the 9:03 mark of the opening quarter.
Tyler Rodriguez kicked the extra point.
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