Football notes: Cards rebound, Hounds roll, Hawks falter

After a lackluster Week One loss, Harlingen rebounded with a 21-6 win against Laredo United South thanks to a strong defensive performance.

Big Red’s defensive allowed only six points and collected eight sacks. Garrison Medley had two sacks and 19 total tackles.

Quarterback Daniel Ramirez checked in a solid performance going 14 for 21 for 195 yards and three touchdowns. Last week wide receiver Riley Sauceda had a huge performance. This week it was Ethan Martinez who collected five catches for 121 yards and three scores.

In Week Three the Cards will have their toughest task when San Antonio Reagan comes to Boggus Stadium.

Hounds Roll In Alamo City: The San Benito Greyhounds’ offense was on full display Friday night in San Antonio. Erick Retta threw for 220 yards and three scores as the Hounds improved to 2-0 with a 44-18 win over San Antonio East Central.

Running back Tyrone Harper unleashed a strong performance, running for 176 yards on 19 carries and two touchdowns. He also caught two passes for 40 yards and a score. Wide receiver Isaiah Trevino finished with four catches and 95 yards.

The Greyhounds’ next challenge will be at McAllen Memorial (2-0), which is coming off a big 28-14 win against Weslaco East. Last year, San Benito took care of the Mustangs 35-7.

Hawks fall short at PSJA: Harlingen South’s offense couldn’t capitalize on the five turnovers its defense forced. The Hawks trailed 21-10 at the break but rallied to take a 24-20 lead on a touchdown run by Jorge Alicea.

Despite the loss, South’s defense showed promise. Along with the five turnovers, Enrique Alvarado collected two interceptions. The Hawks’ secondary has now forced three or more turnovers in back-to-back weeks.

Sky Tatum and Brandon Bennett continue to bring the heat off the edge. Both Tatum and Bennett have caused problems for opposing offensive lines by rushing the passer off the edge and are arguably the best 1-2 punch in the Valley.

South (1-1) will have a quick turn around when Edinburg North comes to town Thursday night. The Cougars will be in search for their first win of the season.