The Eagle Pass Eagles lived up to their pre-season ranking as one of the top Class 6A football teams in the region Friday night.
The defending District 29 champions scored four touchdowns in the first half and rolled to a 42-14 win over the Uvalde Coyotes in the Honey Bowl.
But their victory did not come as easily as the final score might indicate
The Coyotes played the Eagles to an even ball game in the second half.
And if a few plays had gone differently, the contest could have been considerably closer.
Early in the second period, the Coyotes had an offensive drive stall on downs at the Eagle Pass 20-yard line.
The Coyotes had a touchdown pass negated by a five-yard procedure penalty early in the fourth period.
“When you play a good team like Eagle Pass, you can’t make a lot mistakes,” said Uvalde High School head football coach R.T. Gonzales. “We dug ourselves into a hole early on, but the kids battled back and played a good second half.
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