Defense was the name of the game for the Uvalde Coyotes who put forth a superb defensive effort Friday night.
The Coyotes held the Eagle Pass Winn Mavericks to under 100 yards total offense as they recorded a 17-0 football victory in their 2019 season home opener in the Honey Bowl.
“It was another great overall game by the Coyotes,” said Uvalde High School head football coach R.T. Gonzales. “The Coyotes played to our identity. We want to fight for 48 minutes, and we want to be the most physical team in the fight. That is what we did in this game.”
Winn was stopped without a first down on their first four offensive possessions of the game.
The Mavericks finally posted their initial first down with 4:29 remaining in the first half.
But the Mavs lost the ball five plays later when linebacker Jacob Albarado covered a Winn fumble.
Two plays later, the Mavericks got the ball back as they covered a Uvalde fumble.
The Coyotes regained the ball less than a minute later when safety Ryan De La Cruz intercepted a Winn pass.
Offensively, the Coyotes hurt themselves with penalties throughout the first half.
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