Harvey delays season start but Friday night football finally returned to South Texas

After hurricane Harvey cancelled the opening game of the season for most South Texas teams, fans and players alike were eager to get the season started.

  With an open date scheduled, the Edna Cowboys and their fans were faced with having to wait another week for their season to start. 

But Edna head coach Jerry Long was able to schedule a last minute game with Ingleside and the football season started for the Cowboys.

With Ingleside most likely not having a home game this season due to the destruction caused by Harvey, Edna approved the Mustangs request to wear their new dark uniforms, so Edna played their home game in their white uniforms, which are normally worn for away games.

  The Cowboys offense started off flat, netting only 3 yards in their first two offensive drives.

  After both teams traded punts on their opening drives, the Ingleside Mustangs put together a 68 yard drive that was capped by a 2 yard Trystan Edison quarterback keeper to give the Mustangs a 7-0 first quarter lead. 

  The Mustangs were called for illegal procedure on the ensuing kickoff and Edna took over in Mustang territory for the first time in the game. With 9:48 left in the first half, Kenny Haynes broke around the left side for a 31 yard touchdown to tie the score at 7.

   Ingleside's next drive stalled and Edna went to work on the ground.  Led by Haynes, Deion Callis, and Javonte Seymore,  Edna put together a 58 yard drive. One play after dropping a sure touchdown reception, Seymore made up for it with a 25 yard run, down to the Ingleside two yard line. Two plays later Haynes found the endzone with a three yard run and the Cowboys took a 14-7 lead that they carried to halftime.

  Edna got the ball at their own 48 to begin the second half, and went back to work on the ground. After driving the ball down to the Ingleside 18 yard line, Seymore broke free for his first varsity touchdown to put Edna up 21-7.

  The Mustangs started their following drive at their own 18 yard line. The Mustangs took nearly 9 minutes off the clock during this drive to move the game into the fourth quarter. 

 After converting several third downs, and one fourth and three, the Mustangs had covered 77 yards and found themselves at the Cowboy 3 yard line with just over 8 minutes left in the game but Tristan Pruitt picked off a Mustang pass in the Edna endzone and returned it to the Edna 46 yard line to all but finish off the Mustangs.

  Edna again went to the ground and after converting several first downs, the Cowboys took a knee for the final three offensive plays and let the clock run out to walk away with a 21-7 victory.

Jackson County Herald Tribune

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