Richland Springs answered, scoring on the first play of its next possession when Bush threw a 45-yard touchdown pass down the right sideline to Patrick Phillips. The PAT kick was good and the Coyotes led 22-14.
Undaunted, the ‘Hounds tied the game again on an eight-play, 55-yard drive that was finished by an 18-yard touchdown pass from Harrison Nowak to Trujillo, who tied the score at 22 with a point-after boot early in the second quarter.
Richland Springs scored on a 15-yard run to retake the lead, and after the ‘Hounds lost another fumble the Coyotes scored on a 16-yard run to increase the lead to 36-22. Richland Springs scored again just before the half for a 44-22 lead with 25 seconds remaining in the half.
Strawn hurried back down the field and almost reached the end zone before intermission, however on the half’s final a pass attempt fell incomplete in the end zone.
Richland Springs scored the first three touchdowns of the third quarter to take a 66-22 lead. They didn’t look back and cruised in for the win.
Twice in the second half Strawn was on the verge of seeing the game end via the six man 45-point mercy rule. However, a one-yard run by Noel Martinez trimmed Richland Springs’ lead to 66-30. Wells returned his second kickoff of the game 70 yards for a touchdown in the fourth to again extend the contest. Alison scored on a seven-yard run to close the scoring.