Horses will try to stop 3-game Uvalde roll this Friday

Devine Warhose Seniors #5Gabe Esquivel, #22 Aaron Bonilla, #55 Corey Dirck, #68 Wyatt Lafond take the field. Photo by Brigid Howard.

Jerel Beaty
Staff Writer
With Devine coming off a loss against the Owls in Hondo last Friday, they try to start a new winning streak of their own while extinguishing Uvalde’s three-game streak of their own. After consecutive victories against Crystal City and Natalia, the Warhorses had to endure the dad-gummed bell-ringing at Barry Field in their most recent game.

The Coyotes were not able to move it on up to the victory column in their season-opening 25-14 loss to Jefferson in the Kickoff Classic at the Alamodome. Since then, Uvalde has been on a tear with victories against Eagle Pass Winn (17-14), Poteet (36-0), and Crystal City (21-7).
Quarterback Brodie Carnes has taken a majority of the snaps from center, completing 18 of 30 attempts (60%) for 286 yards, 6 touchdowns, and only one interception. Running does not seem to be his thing as he has only left the pocket eight times for six yards.
The Coyote ground game is led by Abraham Ale who has totted the rock 38 times for 223 yards, good for 5.87 yards on average every time he touches the ball. He has scored twice.
Jared Martinez shares the workload, carrying 18 times for 65 yards in all.
Seven different receivers have caught at least two passes from a Coyote quarterback. Quinton Gant leads the parade of receivers with 7 catches for 173 yards and three scores. Jett Flores has 83 yards on three receptions and two touchdowns.
Gomez’s take
Devine Head Coach Paul Gomez is ready to put the Hondo loss not only behind him, but behind and out of the mindset of his players.
“We are playing a much improved Uvalde team. They definitely have some size and speed. They have a big line and a very big running back. He’s about 230lbs. and runs well. The QB is also a very tall kid and throws the ball well.
Defensively they have some big tackles and defensive ends. Their linebackers are aggressive and they have speed in the back end.
They will definitely be a tough task for us but we will be ready to go this Friday night at Warhorse Stadium!”
Kickoff is set for 7:30pm.