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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