The H.M. King Brahmas (0-2) were on the wrong end of a lopsided game to the Alice Coyotes (2-0), 46-13, despite both teams accumulating more than 800-yards of combined offense.
Lupe Cavazos had a day on the ground for the Bulls, racking up 194 yards on 25 attempts in the game.
Through the air, Cavazos was 11-for-24 for 132 yards passing and had a five-yard touchdown throw to Pedro Cruz, but also threw three interceptions.
Tarance Carter was responsible for the other score in the game with a nine-yard rushing touchdown, 26 yards rushing total and added 109 yards receiving on six receptions.
“We improved on the offensive side (and) Lupe Cavazos managed the game very well with the exception of a few mistakes,” H.M. King Coach Michael Davila said. “The first half was on us because we gave up field position and let the Alice offense start on our side of the field. Our team as a whole has another game under its belt, and that experience will come up big later in the year.”
Carter also lead the team in tackles with 10, and Jesse Salinas was right behind him with six solo tackles of his own.
Despite their efforts, the Brahmas gave up 509 yards of total offense, three passing touchdowns and four rushing touchdowns.
Although the defense struggled to hold the Coyotes offense, Davila said he’s confident his team will be able to play better in the team’s week 3 match-up against Ingleside.
Ingleside (0-2) is coming off a 21-6 loss to Aransas Pass in the “Battle of the Bay,” where the Mustangs were unable to prevent the Panthers’ offense from running the football effectively.
On top of giving up 175 yards rushing against Aransas Pass, the Mustangs also gave up 121 yards rushing in their first game of the season against San Diego.
With the return of a few players from injury on the offense, and after the big game on the ground from the team, Davila said the Bulls are poised for a big game on Friday.
“The offense is starting to come along; we were definitely more organized and transitioned well with the different formations we used against Alice,” Davila said. “We were missing a few bullets on offense, but we will get them back this week so we are looking forward to that.”
The Mustangs have also given up nine turnovers in their first two games, which holds potential for the Brahmas’ defense to force more takeaways, having only one this season.
The Brahmas will face Ingleside away from home on Friday at 7:30 p.m.