Coyotes lose 56-28 football thriller

Kerrville Tivy scored twice during the final two minutes of the first half to break a 14-all tie.

The Antlers went on to record a 56-28 district football victory over the Uvalde Coyotes in action in the Honey Bowl Friday night.

“Our kids fought hard tonight,” said Uvalde High School head football coach R.T. Gonzales. “I think our players learned tonight that we belong in this district and that we can complete.

“We did not win tonght, but this game could well be the turning point for us this season,” said Gonzales. “We competed well against one of the top teams in the state.”

Turnovers and penalties turned out to be a big factor in the ball game Friday.

On their first possession of the game, the Coyotes moved the ball from their 29-yard line to the Kerrville 25, but they lost the ball on a fumble.

“Our turnovers and untimely penalties cost us in the game. You cannot make those mistakes against a quality team like Kerrville,” said Gonzales.

Tivy took the ball at their 40 and went on a five-play, 60-yard drive that ended on a seven-yard touchdown run by running back Braden Jaeger.


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