It was homecoming in Benavides, and it showed.
The Eagles came on strong from the get-go against Agua Dulce, with an initial kickoff return brought back by David Nerio for the touchdown. That pace was continued through the first half with Rudy Saenz running 35 yards for another touchdown just four minutes later to put Benavides up by 14 in the first quarter.
Two minutes into the second quarter, Eagles John Gallardo took it in one yard through the line for another score, leaving Beanvides with 20 unanswered points. Halfway through the second quarter though, after a long attempt by the Longhorns to get things started, Eagles defenders blocked a kick during a fourth down situation, and chaos ensued on the field, with the players shoving each other, soon joined by those on the sidelines.
Coaches and referees immediately got into the thick of it, pulling player away from player, to end the melee almost as soon as it began. The blocked kick left Beanvides in a first down and 10 position only 40 yards from the endzone, but they were unable to capitalize on the opportunity, which is the story of how much of the rest of the game went as well.
With fourth and two, a penalty by the Eagles sent the ball to Agua Dulce, who struggled to make the next first down, until Benavides had a pair of offside penalties against them, which facilitated the Longhorn's next first down. A face mask foul sent the Longhorns into another first down.
Late in the first half, Beanvides' Robert Rodriguez intercepted an Agua Dulce pass, which was followed three plays later by a quarterback sneak for a first down, which the Eagles immediately fumbled and lost to Agua Dulce. It set up the Longhorns up for an eventual three-yard run by Cobly Whitley for the touchdown, brining the half time score to 20-6.
The third quarter was pure no position football, with each team struggling to make headway close to the goal. Beanvides' defense held the line though, keeping Agua Dulce back time and again. On the flip side, the Eagles struggled with injuries, as the team lost three players in a matter of ten minutes, two to injury and David Nerio being ejected from the game on a personal foul in the fourth quarter.
With 10:13 left in the game, Rodriguez caught a 23-yard pass for the touchdown, giving the Eagles a comfortable lead at 26-6, which they held as time ran off the clock.
Beanvides athletic director and Head Coach Celso Oliveira Jr.said his team was trying to make a move early on.
"We came out really quick on them, and we never thought it would be that good. We returned the kickoff and put 20 points on them quick, and we just held on," Oliveira said.