The matchup between the visiting El Dorado Aztecs and the Ysleta Indians seemed promising going into the game. Ysleta was coming off an exciting come from behind victory over Jefferson last week and El Dorado earned their first win of the season in a close game against Clint. This would also be the first time both schools met on the football field.
The visiting Aztecs wasted no time in setting the tone for the game as they scored in their opening possession. Quincy Estrada connected with his wideout Devin Rubio to put the Aztecs on top 7-0. The El Dorado defense kept the Ysleta offense out of the end zone and were able to capitalize on their performance to put them up 10-0 at the end of the first quarter.
The Aztecs quickly scored to open the second quarter with a four yard touchdown run by Estrada to open their lead to 17-0. With another offensive series that generated no points for Ysleta, El Dorado found themselves capitalizing by adding more of their own. Estrada ran in for a six yard touchdown midway thru the quarter and put them up 24-0. Estrada would find himself in the end zone one more time before the halftime to firmly put the Aztecs up 31-0.
With Ysleta coming off a double digit deficit victory a week ago, their offense opened up the second half with a promising drive that ended with a two yard touchdown run to put the Indians on the board. The Aztec offense couldn’t generate much on their first possession of the second half and gave the Indians good field position for their second possession.
Ysleta would score on a thirty yard touchdown pass from Damian Contreras to Andres Martinez to further cut into the El Dorado lead 31-14. Before the third quarter expired, Estrada once again found the end zone with a two yard run to put any hopes of another come from behind win for the Indians to rest and put them up 38-14.
El Dorado quickly opened the fourth quarter to add to their lead with a two yard touchdown run by Isaiah Rudison expanding their lead 45-14. The Aztecs would score one last time with a twenty one yard touchdown reception by Caleb Gutierrez to put them up 52-14.
Ysleta would score twice more with a pair of sixty plus yard touchdown passes by Damian Contreras to Isaiah Jurado and Andres Martinez, respectively.
The final score was 52-26.
Next week El Dorado hosts Parkland and Ysleta visits El Paso.
Henry Reyna Reporting