San Benito picked up another dominating win Friday night at Brownsville Rivera. With four district games remaining the Hounds are now 6-0 overall and 3-0 in District 32-6A play. San Benito will now prepare for Harlingen South before the final stretch run.
The Hounds’ offense put up 40 points for the fourth time this season and is averaging 39 points per game. San Benito raced to a 28-0 lead in the first quarter as running back Tyrone Harper and Isaiah Trevino both found pay dirt twice.
Harper scored from 46 and 32 yards out followed by Trevino, who scored from 29 and 18 yards. In the second half, San Benito turned to their reserves with the game well in hand.
Cards overcome slow start to down Weslaco: Harlingen won its fifth game in a row Friday night after defeating Weslaco 24-7. Senior quarterback Daniel Ramirez checked in another solid performance by throwing for 241 yards, three scores and one interception. On the night Ramirez completed 15 of 23 passes.
The Cardinals (5-1, 3-0) will now prepare for the meat of their schedule starting with a home game against Weslaco East on Friday. They finish the season against Los Fresnos, Brownsville Hanna and San Benito.
Trailing 7-3 in the final seconds of the second quarter, Ramirez hit Joe Reyna for a 14-yard touchdown that gave Harlingen the lead at halftime and, more importantly, the momentum. In the second half, the Cards’ offense pulled away with 14 more points and the defense pitched the shutout.
Hawks still seeking first district win: Harlingen South (1-5, 0-3) played Brownsville Hanna (5-1, 3-0) tough for four quarters on Friday as the Hawks grabbed an early 14-0 lead thanks to a balanced attack led by sophomore quarterback David Torres.
South’s defense also played well against a Hanna offense that has averaged a little more than 30 points per game. The Hawks’ D held the Eagles to 21 points, which is their second lowest output of the season.
The Hawks will now prepare for San Benito Friday night.