WEEK THREE ROUNDUP: Falcons soar; Cats struggle; PI dominates

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FalconsLOS FRESNOS — Don’t look now, but the Los Fresnos Falcons appear to be back on track.

The Falcons soared to a 17-0 lead, led 24-7 at the break and then coasted for a 38-7 victory over Brownsville Rivera on Friday night at Leo Aguilar Memorial Stadium.

Los Fresnos (3-1, 2-0 District 32-5A) jumped out early and coasted to its second straight win to start 32-5A play. The Falcons are tied with Harlingen and Harlingen South atop the district standings at 2-0.

The Falcons look for their third straight win next week as they go to Sams Stadium to face Brownsville Lopez, which was dealt its first loss of the year by Harlingen, 45-8.

GRULLA 30, RIO HONDO 0 (CALLED AT HALF): At Rio Grande City, it certainly looks like the Grulla Gators are for real.

Grulla (4-0 overall) came out like wildfire against a good Rio Hondo team and led 30-0 at halftime before the game was eventually called as a storm with lightning approached Starr County.

The Gators struck early with a 78-yard scoring pass from three-year starter Rey Penablanca to Alex Solis. Penablanca hit on two TD passes on the night and also ran in another score.

The Bobcats (2-2) ran into a red-hot team after a momentum-building loss at Sinton. Now Rio Hondo will have time to regroup with a bye week before taking on Lyford in two weeks.

PORT ISABEL 49, BRO. ST. JOSEPH 18: At Port Isabel, the Tarpons continue to rack up impressive wins.

J.J. Gonzalez had 138 yards and 3 TDs rushing and the Seawall Defense stymied St. Joe’s high-octane offense as the state’s No. 9 team cruised to its fourth win.

PI (4-0) got all-around performances from Jacob Losoya (94 yards, 3 TDs) and Juan Aguilera (TD) as the ground game was in full command.

Defensively, end Jacques Guillot, LB Esteven Montelongo and the boys were dominant up front, delivering punishing hits and knocking the Bloodhounds (2-2) out of their rhythm.

A potential Game of the Week next week features two unbeaten squads in Grulla and Port Isabel at Tarpon Stadium.

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