The Luling Eagles had to wait one week to open their 2017 football season, but their patience was well-rewarded as the Eagles picked up their opening win on Friday night 13-0 over the Schulenburg Shorthorns.
The Eagle defense created several turnovers and pounced on the Shorthorns’ offensive miscues to make way for the offense.
It was a slow start for both teams as both failed to find pay dirt in the opening stanza, but Eagle quarterback Wyatt Bullock connected with Miguel Ordonez for a 33-yard touchdown pass in the closing minutes of the first half.
The ensuing Tomas Cruz PAT was good, giving Luling the early 7-0 lead entering the half.
Bullock and the offense drove all the way down the field midway through the third and Bullock found the end zone again, this time on his feet, scoring on a one-yard keeper.
Neither team would score in the final quarter as the Eagles would soar to the win on the road.
They were led by Bullock, who completed 6-of-12 passes for 81 yards and a touchdown. Isac Montalbo had 73 rushing yards and Ordonez added 37.
Both Schulenburg quarterbacks had trouble getting the offense down the field and were picked off once apiece, and in the end, Schulenburg’s 96 penalty yards kept them behind throughout the game.
Luling will be home next week against Weimar, and the Shorthorns will be back at home looking for their first win against Ganado.
Stats courtesy of Eric Lugo.