AUBREY — Anna scored first, fast and last but Aubrey racked up 42 points in between the Coyotes’ scores to come away with a 42-13 non-district victory on Friday night win on their home field.
The Chaparrals (1-1) avenged a loss to Anna (1-1) a year ago fueled by a 309-yard rushing attack.
Sophomore Isaac Armijo returned the opening kickoff 86 yards to set the Coyotes up inside the five-yard line and two plays later Armijo punched it through to put Anna up, 7-0, less than a minute into the game.
Armijo led Anna with 124 yards on the ground but the offense sputtered throughout the game and had a hard time finding scoring opportunities.
Aubrey got on the board when Evan Moore kicked a 30-yard field goal and on the ensuing kick off, Armijo was caught inside the end zone for a safety and the Chaps were within two.
The Coyotes kicked off and the Chaps put together a 54-yard scoring drive that was capped off with a Matt Duncan three-yard run to take the lead for good midway through the opening quarter.
Aubrey scored again in the first on a Cole Cannon run and then added two more touchdowns in the second quarter from Clay Kelly and Duncan to take a commanding 25-point lead into the locker room at half-time.
Daniel Longhenry was the driving force behind the Chaps’ rushing attack, carrying the ball 30 times for 233 yards.
In the third quarter Aubrey added a field goal and then scored when Cannon returned an interception 25 yards for a touchdown in the fourth to go ahead 42-7.
Anna responded on its following possession with a scoring drive that was capped off by Ty Chapman finding Hunter Green from 11 yards out to finish the scoring.
The Coyotes will look to rebound as they take on longtime local rival Van Alstyne this week.