UHS freshmen chalk up first football victory of the season

The Uvalde Coyotes freshmen won their first football game of the season Thursday night.

They defeated the San Antonio Kennedy Rockets, 34-6, in the Honey Bowl.

Uvalde High School’s ninth-graders built up a 12-6 lead in the first half of the contest and then outscored Kennedy, 22-0, in the second half to win the ball game.

Midway through the first period, the Coyotes put together an impressive 10-play, 64-yard touchdown drive.

On a second-and-goal play from the Kennedy six, the young Uvaldeans scored on a pass from quarterback Chris Rodriguez to wide receiver Frank Salazar.

Their conversion run failed, but the Coyotes took a 6-0 lead with 28.5 seconds left in the period.

In the second period, the Coyotes topped off a five-play, 50-yard drive with a three-yard touchdown run by running back Johnathan Jimenez.

On the conversion play, the Coyotes tried to pass the ball, but their pass went incomplete.


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