The Uvalde Coyotes needed a near-perfect performance to have a chance at playing competitive football against one of the top teams in the state.
Entering the game at Kerrville Friday as three- to four-touchdown underdogs, the margin for error was extremely slim.
Kerrville Tivy’s Antlers proved why they will win a second consecutive district title and challenge for top state honors as they rolled to a 49-0 victory over the Coyotes.
The Antlers scored three times in the first period.
They built up a 35-0 halftime lead and added one touchdown in both the third period and the fourth period on the way to their lopsided victory.
By contrast, the Coyotes struggled to maintain offensive consistency.
They turned the ball over five times, including one fumble and four pass interceptions.
One of the interceptions was returned for a touchdown.
Uvalde’s other nine possessions in the game ended with a punt.
“We went up against a great football team. They are the defending district champions and are a highly-ranked team this season for a reason,” said Uvalde High School head football coach R.T. Gonzales.
“Tonight we made too many mistakes. You can’t beat an average team when you turn the football over five times and make some of the mistakes that we did,” said Gonzales. “Great teams like Tivy make you pay big for those turnovers and other mistakes.
“Hopefully, we learned something from this experience,” said Gonzales. “Hopefully, we can apply what we learned to help us win the majority of the next four games on our schedule.”
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