“We certainly have improved in areas that we were very weak in vs. St. Paul. We were able to keep a 7-7 score in the first quarter with a nice run for a touchdown by Casey Jones and an extra point by Dylan Dunn,” said head coach Dan Garza.
The Eagles got on the scoreboard first with a run of 14 yards by Jones. Dunn made good on the PAT kick for an early 7-0 Pettus advantage. Kenedy came right back and found the end zone on a long pass completion from Dominic Cruz to Weston Hallmark that covered 49 yards for the tying score. Kenedy forced a safety for the only score in the second period to take a 9-7 lead into the locker rooms at the break.
The teams traded touchdowns in the third quarter with the Lions getting a four-yard run early in the period, and then the Eagles answered with a one-yard plunge from QB John Grayson. The PAT kick was no good, and the Eagles were down 16-13 entering the fourth quarter.
Kenedy roared into the end zone for two fourth quarter touchdowns to put the game out of the Eagles’ reach. The Lions took advantage of an Eagle fumble late in the game to help get one of the TDs. The final went to the visiting Lions at 30-13.
Pettus had 69 yards rushing on the night and another 76 yards through the air against the tough, defensive-minded Lions. Jones led the Eagle ground game with 91 yards. Sacks and/or tackles for losses brought the total rushing yards back down to their 69-yard total.
Kenedy rushed for 231 yards and completed seven of 12 passing attempts for another 33 yards.
Pettus is 0-2 on the year, while the Kenedy boys improved to 2-0 so far this season.
The Eagles play the Sabinal Yellowjackets in Floresville on Friday night. The kickoff is set for 7:30.