The Uvalde Coyotes began their 2019 football season with a thrilling start.
Down 21-6 at the end of the first half, the Coyotes rallied to tie the game in the second half.
They then went on to win in overtime as they topped the Eagle Pass Eagles, 28-27, in Cozel Foster Veterans Memorial Stadium at Eagle Pass Thursday night.
“I am so proud of our kids. They played an awesome game,” said Uvalde High School head football coach R.T. Gonzales.
“This is what we have been working for. We displayed the culture we have been trying to build,” said Gonzales. “Our kids overcame a bad first half and came on strong to win the game. It was a gutsy performance and a total team effort by the Coyotes.”
Early on, it was pretty much all Eagle Pass as the heavily-favored Eagles built up a big lead.
Late in the first period, a high snap from center on a Uvalde punt gave the Eagle Passans a first-and-goal opportunity at the Uvalde one-yard line.
Two plays later, the Eagles faced a third-and-goal situation from the Uvalde eight-yard line.
Quarterback Fernando Sarabia connected with wide receiver Dakota Kypuros on a touchdown pass.
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