AUBREY - Anna scored first, fast and last but Aubrey racked up 42-points in between the Coyotes’ scores to get the big win on its home field. The Chaparrals avenged a loss to Anna a year prior with a 42-13 win that was fueled by a 309-yard rushing attack.
Sophomore Isaac Armijo returned the opening kick-off 86 yards to set the Coyotes up inside the 5-yard line. Two plays later it was Armijo that punched it through to put Anna up 7-0 less than a minute into the game.
Armijo led Anna (1-1) with 124 yards on the ground, but the offense sputtered and had a hard time putting itself in scoring position.
Aubrey (1-1) got on the board on the back of an Evan Moore 30-yard field goal. On the ensuing kick off, Armijo was caught inside the end zone for a safety and just like that the Chaps were within two points of Anna.
The Coyotes kicked the ball off to Aubrey following the safety. The Chaps put together a 54-yard scoring drive capped off with a Matt Duncan three-yard run to take the lead midway through the opening quarter. They would never give up that lead.
Aubrey scored twice more in the first and then added two more touchdowns in the second quarter to take a commanding 25-point lead into the locker room at halftime.
Daniel Longhenry was the driving force behind the Chaps rushing attack, carrying the ball 30 times for 233 yards. Surprisingly, Longhenry did not score in the game.
In the third quarter, Aubrey added a field goal. It scored a defensive 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. By that point, however, the damage had been done.
The Coyotes will look to rebound as they take on long-time local rival Van Alstyne on Friday.
"We are working on trying to make sure we execute better both offensively and defensively than we did last week versus Aubrey," Anna Head Coach Jason Heath said. "We were not very physical against Aubrey and allowed them to push us around. If we are going to compete with the teams we are going to have to face this year we have to be more physical."
Last year, the Coyotes were able to get a big win over their longtime rival Van Alstyne, and Anna would like little more than to be the spoiler on the Panthers’ Homecoming night.
"We know that VA will give us their best," Heath said. "Coach Miller and his staff do a great job and will have them ready to play. They have a big and physical offensive line. Their QB and running backs do a great job of finding running lanes and can pound out yardage. Their defense is very sound and will come after you."
Anna 7 0 0 6 — 13
Aubrey 19 13 3 7 — 42
AN — Isaac Armijo 1-yard run (Alan Segura kick)
AU — Evan Moore 30-yard field goal
AU — safety, ball carrier tackled in endzone
AU — Matt Duncan 3-yard run (Evan Moore kick)
AU — Cole Cannon 11-yard run (Evan Moore kick)
AU — Clay Kelly 29-yard run (Evan Moore kick)
AU — Matt Duncan 12-yard pass from Mason Robinson (kick failed)
AU — Evan Moore 41-yard field goal
AU — Cole Cannon 25-yard interception return (Evan Moore kick)
AN — Hunter Green 11-yard pass from Ty Chapman (run failed)
Passing – Anna: Ty Chapman 11-23-78-1-2; Aubrey: Mason Robinson 5-7-83-1-0.
Rushing – Anna: Isaac Armijo 15-124, Brandon Dossett 3-34, Ty Chapman 12-17; Aubrey: Daniel Longhenry 30-233, Clay Kelly 6-44, Phillip Wilds 7-15, Cole Cannon 2-10, Matt Duncan 4-9, Tyler Williams 1-4, Mason Robinson 2-(-8);
Receiving – Anna: John Erwin 5-43, Hunter Green 4-26, Dylan Duncan 1-7, J’Varri Stewart 1-2; Aubrey: Matt Duncan 2-33, Calvin Stang 2-30, Cole Cannon 1-20.
Total yards 390 259
First downs 20 12
Rushes-Yds 52-307 31-181
C-A-I 5-7-0 11-232
Pass yards 83 78
Punts-Avg 3-39 3-43
Fumbles-Lost 2-2 2-1
Penalties-yds 2-10 3-21