The Banquete Bulldogs won their third consecutive district game Friday night, beating the Kingsville Academy Pride, 35-6.
In the first quarter, the Bulldogs scored on a three-yard run by Chisolm Wright. Victor Montemayor's extra point kick was good, making the score 7-0, Bulldogs.
In the second quarter, the Pride punched the ball in on the ground from one yard out. The extra point was no good, tightening the score to 7-6, Bulldogs.
With 10:46 left in the second quarter, Banquete quarterback Ben Benavides hit Jacob Gonzalez on a 45-yard touchdown pass. The extra point was no good, but the Bulldogs took the lead, 13-6.
Late in the second quarter, Wright again scored, this time on a 41-yard run. Wright then ran it in for the successful two-point conversion, giving the 'Dogs a 21-6 lead going into halftime.
In the third quarter, Wright again scored on a five-yard run. The kick was no good. Later in the same quarter, Gonzalez scored again, this time on a four-yard run. The kick again was no good, bringing the score to 33-6, Banquete.
The only points added in the fourth quarter came on a safety by the Banquete defense, which gave the Bulldogs the win, 35-6.
Wright finished the game with 11 carries for 101 yards and three touchdowns. Gonzalez had two touchdowns, six rushes for 29 yards, and three receptions for 79 yards.
Benavides completed five of seven passes for 137 yards. D.J. Harris also came in at quarterback during the game and completed one of four passes for 26 yards. The Bulldogs racked up 329 yards of total offense during the game.
Following the game, Banquete head coach Kevin Hermes said his team still has areas it needs to strengthen.
"There were some good things that happened and still some mistakes that we need to correct this week," Hermes said. "The Academy played us tough, and credit to them. We must now prepare for a tough game with Skidmore-Tynan this week. We hold our destination in our own hands right now."