It was a long road trip that resulted in an even longer ride home Saturday for the Tascosa Rebels.
Tascosa traveled to San Antonio late Saturday morning for a neutral site game against Brownsville Hanna as the Rebels wrapped up their predistrict schedule. They got off to a solid start, but Hanna took the lead and never looked back in rolling to a 35-19 victory at San Antonio Northeast ISD Complex.
The Rebels finished their predistrict schedule with a 3-2 mark.
Tascosa couldn't have started the game any better, as King Doerue scored on a 37-yard run after the Rebels got the opening kickoff for a 6-0 lead, but that was the only time they led. Hanna (3-1) answered by taking a 7-6 lead on a 7-yard touchdown run by Aaron Frausto on the next posssession, and Tascosa never led again.
Doerue concluded Tascosa's scoring with a 35-yard run in the third quarter that provided the final margin. By that time, Hanna had essentilly clinched the win.
The other touchdown for the Rebels was a 24-yard run by D'Andre Campbell that cut it to 14-13 in the second quarter. But after that, Hanna scored 21 unanswered points.
Hanna went up 21-13 on a 47-yard touchdown run by Victor Campos. On Tascosa's next possession, the Rebels fumbled and Hanna's Armando Garcia picked it up and returned it 38 yards for a touchdown to make it 28-13, deflating whatever momentum Tascosa may have had in the first half.
Tascosa is open this next week and returns to action on Oct. 12 by taking another road trip, although not quite as long, traveling to Midland High for the District 2-6A opener.