Coyotes win 24-21 overtime thriller

It was a football battle in the Honey Bowl on Friday.

Both District 14-5A Division II teams needed a victory, but only one team could prevail.

The Uvalde Coyotes rallied from a two-touchdown-halftime deficit and claimed a 24-21 overtime victory over the Alamo Heights Mules.

“I could not be prouder of our kids,” said Uvalde High School head football coach R.T. Gonzales.

“After our loss to Memorial last week, I told our kids they had two choices, to crumble or to embrace the opportunity to learn how to come back when you face disappointment in life,” said Gonzales. “Tonight, we got behind early. But we endured, rose above, and overcame the adversity to win the ball game.”

With the score tied, 21-21, at the end of regulation play, the Coyotes won the coin toss and chose to be on defense first in the overtime period.

On a second-down play, linebacker Jesse Robles sacked quarterback Koby Love for a 12-yard loss on second down.

Following an incomplete pass play, the Mules had a third-and-22 situation.

They went to the air, but safety Ryan De La Cruz cut in front of the intended receiver and intercepted the pass in the end zone.


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