Brahmas‘ homecoming spoiled by Bearkats
The H.M. King Brahmas (1-4) took a loss to the Raymondville Bearkats (4-1) tonight, 21-7.
On the first possession of the game, it took the Bearkats four plays to score on a 62-yard touchdown run by Zaraivion Armendarez to put Raymondville up, 7-0.
The Brahmas were within scoring distance on the next drive, but a flag for holding, and back-to-back sacks for a loss, pushed them to 32-yards from the goal line.
HMK was forced to turn the ball over on downs, giving the Bearkats another possession.
The Brahmas were able to hold Raymondville, and had the ball to start the second quarter of play.
On fourth and goal, Tarance Carter was given a handoff from eight yards out to score the first points of the game for HMK, to tie it up at 7-7.
On the ensuing drive, the Bearkats answered with a 37-yard touchdown pass to Armendarez, to go ahead of the Brahmas, 14-7.
Near the conclusion of the first half, Carter intercepted a pass from Bearkats quarterback Jayson Cantu.
The Brahmas were unable to take advantage of the turnover, and both teams went into intermission with the Bearkats in the lead. In the third quarter, HMK was able to drive down the field and get into the red zone.
However, on fourth-and-goal, the Bulls were unable to complete a pass in the back of the end zone, which resulted in a turnover-on-downs.
HMK and Raymondville struggled to get close to the end zone for the remainder of the quarter.
In the fourth quarter at the 4:26 mark, Armanderez scored another touchdown run for the Bearkats, to put them up 21-7.
Two minutes later, the Brahmas were within scoring distance when Lupe Cavazos threw a deep ball to Carter, which was intercepted.
The Bearkats were able to gain a first down and take a knee to run the clock out for the win.
The Brahmas will face the undefeated Pleasanton Eagles (5-0) next Friday on the road at 7:30 p.m.
The Eagles defeated Carrizo Springs tonight, 49-8.
Riviera wins homecoming game by double digits
The Riviera Seahawks (2-3) earned a victory on homecoming night over the Benavides Eagles (1-4) 34-16, as they continue to improve from last season's winless record.
The Seahawks were up 13-8 heading to halftime, and remained ahead the rest of the contest.
The Seahawks will take momentum with them into their bye next week, as they prepare for District 16-2A, Division I play for the remainder of the season.
SGA held scoreless as Vaqueros tame Lions
The Santa Gertrudis Academy Lions (0-4, 0-1) were unable to produce any points Friday night, losing their first District 16-3A, Division I matchup to the San Diego Vaqueros (3-1), 45-0.
The Lions will look to bounce back when they face the Mathis Pirates (2-2, 1-0) next week for SGA's homecoming game.
The Pirates are fresh off a rout of the Falfurrias Jerseys, 58-22.