The Uvalde Coyotes did not win their football game Friday night, but they did not disappoint their fans.
Despite being 15-point underdogs, the Coyotes battled the Lockhart Lions from start to finish in a red-hot 45-41 thriller played on a cold night in Lockhart’s Lions Stadium.
“I am so proud of the Coyotes. They overcame so much adversity tonight,” said Uvalde High School head football coach R.T. Gonzales.
“These kids came so close to winning. They played so well. It hurts to lose this game,” said Gonzales. “Our kids gave it everything they had. That’s what being a Uvalde Coyote is all about. Rising to the occasion, playing hard, and giving it everything you’ve got.”
The Coyotes, who held the scoring lead six times in the contest, got off to an early 7-0 lead when wide receiver Christian Rivera caught a 27-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Donovan Davila.
Lockhart rallied to tie the score on a 52-yard touchdown sprint by running back Daetron Ellison.
The Coyotes regained the scoring lead when Christian Rivera caught an eight-yard pass from Donovan Davila.
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