Coyotes shoot down the Rockets

The Uvalde Coyotes checked all their things-to-do boxes Friday night.

They treated their large Uvalde High School homecoming crowd to a victory, kept themselves in position for a playoff spot, and won the final home football game for the seniors on the team.

Playing in the Honey Bowl, the Coyotes downed the San Antonio Kennedy Rockets 56-13.

“It was a big night for our kids. I am so proud of their performance,” said UHS head football coach R.T. Gonzales.

“Early in the week, we had some weather issues and we had all of the things going on with homecoming week. It would have been easy enough for our kids to have been distracted from getting themselves prepared for this game,” said Gonzales. “But the kids kept their focus, worked hard in practice, and played hard tonight.”

With the score tied at 7-7, the Coyotes gained the scoring lead with a touchdown late in the first period and went on to score four times in the second period on the way to their lopsided victory.

The Coyotes took an early 7-0 lead when quarterback Donovan Davila connected with wide receiver D’Andre Carroll for a 50-yard touchdown pass.

Place kicker Miller Carnes added the conversion kick and the Coyotes went on top with 8:55 left in the opening period.


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