As Brackett defenders desperately hang on to anything, Luke Langfeld fights for D’Hanis yardage.

Cowboys open with win over Brackett


     With a two-week delay to the start of its 2020 season, D’Hanis took care of matters at hand, defeating Brackett, 16-8, Saturday, Sept. 12, at Butch Woolls Stadium.

     Now 1-0, and with the non-district portion of their schedule complete, the Cowboys will take one more week off before beginning play in District 15-AA-II, with a Saturday, Sept. 26 home game against Benavides. Kickoff will be at 7 p.m.

     Brackett visits Sabinal this Friday, Sept. 18, at 7:30.

     The Cowboys did all of their scoring in the second quarter of a game which included a football oddity – two safeties.

D’Hanis got on the board via the big play, when Jonah Perez passed 49 yards to Daelyn Gonzales for the score. Ryan Lewis added the extra point for a 7-0 lead.

     Moments later, the Cowboys forced a punt. Luke Langfeld fielded it and took off for a 75-yard return and the second D’Hanis score. Lewis added his second PAT.

     Shortly after that, the Cowboys’ defense struck, pinning a Brackett runner in the endzone for a safety, putting D’Hanis up 16-0.

Before halftime, the Tigers got on the board on a six-yard pass from Darren Garcia to Joe Martinez. The two-point attempt was no good.

In the third quarter, the Tigers (1-2) made it a one-score game again, when the Brackett defense caught a D’Hanis runner in the endzone for the game’s second safety.

     Neither team cracked the scoreboard again the rest of the way and the final stood at 16-8.

     D’Hanis outgained Brackett, 311-200, in total yardage. QB Jonah Perez rushed for 80 yards and passed for 191.