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FOOTBALL WEEKEND REPORT: Southside survives scare from winless Nixon

Edison surprises Harlandale; Holy Cross rolls in 3-II

AREA TEAMS INCLUDED: Edison, Harlandale, Holy Cross, Southside.

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After winning decisively the previous two weeks, undefeated Southside (5-0, 2-0) met a challenge from an unlikely source Friday in a 14-6 win at Southside. Winless Laredo Nixon (0-5, 0-2) was within 7-6 at halftime.

Sophomore Matthew Collier (80 yards, 22 carries) scored the game’s first touchdown on a 13-yard run with 8:13 remaining in the first quarter. Zachary Henry’s extra-point kick proved important.

The Mustangs closed the gap to a point when Rene Alvarado (118 yards, 17 carries) plunged in from the one-yard line just 1:45 before halftime.

The Cardinals secured the win when Johnny Herrera returned a blocked punt 24 yards for a touchdown with 7:01 to play in the third quarter.

Laredo Nixon outgained Southside 305-175 in total yards. The Cardinals lost junior quarterback Johnny Trevino to an injury in the first quarter.

Edison 31, Harlandale 21

The Golden Bears (2-3, 2-1) notched their second-consecutive victory Friday over Harlandale (3-3, 2-2) at Alamo Stadium. Edison relied on a three-pronged rushing attack.

Senior quarterback Jonathan Hernandez rushed for 63 yards on 10 carries, including touchdown runs of 28 and 37 yards. Hernandez also completed 10 of 15 passes for 168 yards.

Livan Hernandez stepped forward with 84 rushing yards on 12 attempts. Matthew Garcia added 77 yards on 16 carries as the Bears amassed 224 rushing yards.

Harlandale took the lead with a three-yard touchdown run from Vincent Hernandez and a 23-yard scoring pass from Jacob Delgado (25 of 41, 270 yards) to Ian Martinez (107 yards, 9 receptions). After taking a 14-0 lead a minute before halftime, the Indians didn’t score again until Noah Avina caught a five-yard touchdown pass with 3:39 remaining in the game.

David Sanchez (94 yards, 3 catches) and Bryan Bolton (47 yards, 4 catches) caught touchdown passes for Edison in the third quarter. Sanchez scored the go-ahead touchdown with 1:55 left in the quarter.

Little more than four minutes into the final period, a 20-yard field goal by Joseph Delgado sealed the win.

John Aguirre ran for 96 yards on 20 attempts for the Indians. Jacob Rodriguez caught six passes for 66 yards.

Holy Cross 58, TMI 7

The Knights (4-1, 2-0) continued to cruise in TAPPS District 3-II Friday at TMI (1-5, 0-2). Holy Cross has outscored its first two district opponents 106-7.

Holy Cross scored four touchdowns in the first quarter and led 44-0 by the half.

David Sanchez scored on a 12-yard pass from Nazario Coleman (9 of 10, 143 yards) less than four minutes into the game for the first of his two touchdowns. Twenty-seven seconds later, T.J. Dennie reached the end zone on a 20-yard pass from Coleman.

Greg Scott, who saw limited action carrying the ball, produced a third-consective aerial touchdown on a 57-yard pass play. Dennie ran for 128 yards on just eight attempts. Jay Nava completed the first-quarter scoring with a six-yard run.

TMI scored the first touchdown Holy Cross had allowed in three weeks with 10:30 remaining in the game. Holy Cross held the Panthers to 50 total yards while amassing 479.

The Knights’ Gustavo Aguirre caught three passes for 73 yards.

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About Mike Considine (1244 Articles)
I started this blog as an extension of the sports stories I've been doing as an independent contractor for the Southside Reporter the past five years. I've been a sportswriter for more than 35 years, including two stints with the late, lamented San Antonio Light. I cover high school football for the San Antonio Express-News in the fall. My purpose, in creating this blog, is to shine a light on the athletic achievements of teams and athletes on the south side of San Antonio.

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