Cowboys Kick Off the Football Season
By Michael Brooks
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 fans were faced with having to wait another week for their season to start.
Fortunately, Edna Head Coach Jerry Long was able to schedule a last minute game with the Ingleside Mustangs to start the season for both teams, and ended with an Edna win, 21-7.
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 three yards in their first two offensive drives.
“I don't know if it was the time off or just not having any competition,” Long said. “We had that first scrimmage and you get a few snaps there and then we had to cancel the first game, so this was almost like a second scrimmage. It took us a while to feel things out and get our feet under us.”
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