Coyotes lose weather-shortened game

On a stormy night in Boerne, the Champion Chargers recorded a 30-0 district football victory over the Uvalde Coyotes.

The first half of the game at Boerne ISD Stadium was punctuated by strong winds and rain from a line of thunderstorms that preceded the first major cold weather front of the fall.

At halftime, the game went into lightning protocol because of lightning strikes in the area.

Following a 68-minute delay, the game was called complete as lightning and heavy rainfall in the area continued.

“It was a tough game, against a tough opponent, on a tough weather night for football,” said Uvalde High School head football coach R.T. Gonzales.

“We knew going into the game that we were facing a really good Champion team on their home turf,” said Gonzales. “We made a few mistakes that cost us points in the game. You can’t do that and hope to have a chance to win.

“The windy conditions made it difficult to pass the ball or to kick the ball,” said Gonzales. “The weather conditions really affected play.”

The Chargers got off to a 13-0 lead in the first period.

On a fourth-down play near midfield, the Coyotes set up to punt the ball away.

The punt was fielded by Boerne’s Bowen Fjord, who returned the punt 81 yards for a touchdown.


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