DID YOU SEE: In Alice, Friday night was First Responder and Military Appreciation Night. Those folks got into the game for free and a few of them served as honorary team captains for the Coyotes. Tossing the coin was Alice Police Department’s Richard Deleon, who retired last week after a 34-year career with the department.

BIG WIN: That had to be Alice beating Flour Bluff, 24-23. The Hornets had been a thorn in the Coyotes’ side for years, and beating them, especially in dramatic fashion, might give the Coyotes the confidence and momentum it needs for Zone play in the coming weeks.

BIG UPSET: Calallen’s thrashing of the Carroll Tigers isn’t an upset, but it’s certainly going to open a lot of eyes around the Coastal Bend, especially those in District 30-5A. If anything the 48-7 win is a statement victory for the Wildcats, showing the district that they are still the team to beat in these parts.

BIG NUMBERS: Alice running back Cameron Trevino again carried the load for the Alice offense. Before leaving the game with injury in the final minutes of the game, he had 34 carries for 211 yards

BIG THRILLER: Forget defense, Gregory-Portland and King’s game was decided by offense. The two teams combined for 111 points. When the dust finally settled, the Wildcats owned a 56-55 edge.

SMALL SCHOOL, BIG WIN: The Banquete Bulldogs remained unbeaten this season, beating rival Bishop, 51-37, Friday night.

WHAT?: Refugio lost. Yes they did. The state-ranked Bobcats lost to Geronimo Navarro, 14-6, Friday night.

AREA SCORES

Alice 24, Flour Bluff 23

Calallen 48, Carroll 7

Gregory-Portland 56, King 55

Veterans 38, Miller 10

Tuloso-Midway 40, Moody 19

Poth 31, Ben Bolt 30

Banquete 51, Bishop 37

Freer 60, Agua Dulce 16

George West 21, Hebbronville 7

Geronimo Navarro 14, Refugio 6

Raymondville 43, H.M. King 14

West Oso 33, London 6

Orange Grove 38, Mathis 22

Monte Alto 42, Benavides 14

Sinton 42, Robstown 7

Taft 21, San Diego 13