AGUA DULCE — Sometimes it take a big win to jump-start a season.

Coach Robert Beard is hoping that’s the case with his Agua Dulce Longhorns. Playing in their annual homecoming game Friday night, the Longhorns won big, beating Pharr Oratory, 60-0.

Agua Dulce had an overall solid game by senior Bo Surber, who led the Longhorns’ ground game with a two-touchdown performance. He also led the Longhorn defense from his linebacker position.

Despite the final score, it took some time for the Longhorns to get going. They won a field position battle to set up their first score on a Surber run midway through the first quarter. They took advantage of field position again in the second quarter to set up a Jacob Salinas scoring run.

It was a night in which seemingly everything went Agua Dulce’s way.

“We’re changing our offense and doing some different things,” Beard said. “We’ve been clicking offensively all season. We threw for 340 yards in our first game and then rushed for 270 in our second game. We just weren’t able to get the ball in the end zone. Tonight, we were able to finish drives and score.”

It was the Longhorns’ first win of the season after losing a tough game to Pettus and then losing a close game to Charlotte, 12-7, last week.

Agua Dulce now shifts its focus to a tough non-district stretch in their schedule which includes back-to-back home games against Runge and Freer followed by a renewal of an old rivalry against the Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco Badgers on the road.