The Uvalde Coyotes won a 21-15 football thriller in the Honey Bowl Friday. Early on and for most of the game, the Coyotes looked certain to post their seventh football victory of the season. But the Laredo Nixon Mustangs rallied in the fourth period to make a game of it as they made some big plays work forthem in a comeback bid.
The Uvalde Lobos are the District 29-5A crosscountry champions. Uvalde High School claimed the top two individual spots in the district race at Eagle Pass Thursday and finished at the top of the girls’ varsity team standings with 49 points.
La Pryor Bulldogs handed the Nueces Canyon Panthers a 66-12 loss on Friday night in the district opener. The Panthers were able to get on the board in the first half with a 54-yard touchdown pass from Bailey Gober to Nathan Carleton. The point-after-touchdown attempt was no good. In the second half, Gober connected with Wesley Harmon for an 18-yard touchdown with the pointafter attempt once again being no good.
The District 29-5A champion Uvalde High School tennis team will travel to Corpus Christi to compete in the District 29-5A/30-5A Area team tennis tournament this weekend. Coach Terri Rambie’s Coyotes and Lobos, 9-6 for the season in dual-team competition, will take on the Victoria West Warriors in dual-team tennis action beginning at 9 a.m. tomorrow.
Following back-toback district road trips, the Uvalde Coyotes will be back at home tomorrow night as they host the Laredo Nixon Mustangs. Kick-off time for the District 29-5A football contest in Uvalde’s Honey Bowl is set for 7:30 p.m. Coach Tommy Ramirez’s Mustangs will enter play against the Coyotes tomorrow looking for their first win of the 2014 football season.
Friday and Saturday, the Uvalde High School tennis team will be at Corpus Christi to compete in the Class 5A Area team tennis tournament. The Uvaldeans will face the Victoria West Warriors in their first Area tournament match set for 9 a.m. Friday at Calallen High School.
The Uvalde Lobos will host the Medina Valley Lady Panthers in District 29-5A volleyball competition Tuesday. Play in the varsity match will begin in Uvalde High School’s Harvey Kinchlow Gym at 6 p.m., while subvarsity matches will get under way at 5 p.m.
The Uvalde Coyotes got off to a strong start in the first half and they coasted the rest of the way to their sixth football victory of the season as they whipped the Eagle Pass Winn Mavericks, 34-10, Friday night. Uvalde fans at Eagle Pass’ Cozel Foster-Veterans Memorial Stadium had something to cheer about early as return man Damien Mendoza returned the opening kickoff 87 yards for a Coyotes touchdown.
The Uvalde Lobos avenged an early-season loss, claimed sole possession of third place in the District 29-5A standings, and won their fifth consecutive volleyball match as they downed the Southside Lady Cardinals in a 26-24, 25-21, and 25-19 sweep Tuesday night. Playing before a large, loud crowd in Uvalde High School’s Harvey Kinchlow Gym, the Uvalde girls won an exciting first game.
The Uvalde Coyotes will travel to Eagle Pass tomorrow night to take on the Eagle Pass Winn Mavericks in District 29-5A football competition. Kick-off time for the contest at Eagle Pass’ Cozel Foster Memorial Stadium is set for 7:30 p.m.