Hondo’s six man football team needed a win to right the ship this season, but they knew getting one against District 2 foe Vaughn wouldn’t be an easy task.
Their fears proved well founded, Sept. 23, as the Vaughn Eagles defeated the Hondo Eagles 49-13.
Vaughn is definitely a great team. They’re very athletic,” said Hondo coach Brandon Devine. “It was a tough ball game for us. We found a little bit of confusion and we didn’t seem to be as healthy as we thought we were.”
While Vaughn (3-1, 1-0 district) may have won by a healthy margin, Devine believes his Eagles (1-3, 0-1) are much better than what the score showed.
“I guarantee they’re not 30 or 40 points better than us,” Devine said. “We just had another one of those games we’ve got to try to fix and try to put something together.”
Things don’t get much easier for Hondo this Friday. It’s not a district game, but Floyd is 2-1. Of course, their one loss was to Vaughn at the start of the season, a 79-46 shellacking.
“They’re kind of in the same boat we are, with a few kids that have played in the past,” Devine said. “But they’re fairly young, compared to the team we played in the championship last year.”
Now the Eagles have an even greater need for a victory, both to stop the slide and to gain some momentum heading into their final two district games.
“We’re trying to think of ways that we can pull ourselves out of this hole,” Devine said.