Boerne (1-0) made the most of Texas high school football's return this week. The Greyhounds kicked off the UIL's 100th anniversary football season with a signature 42-13 season-opening win against Beeville Jones (0-1) at Boerne ISD Stadium on Friday August 28th.
"It was great," Boerne junior quarterback Rashawn Galloway said of football's return. "If we have to wear this mask, I'm not complaining. I just get to play some football, so that's all that matters."
The Boerne Greyhounds received the opening kick and scored on their opening drive to take the early edge. They deducted two minutes and 39 seconds off the clock before JP Castro was handed the ball for an eight-yard touchdown run and the first score of the game.
Following a quick Beeville Jones three-and-out, Boerne recorded its second straight scoring drive to extend its lead. This time, the Greyhounds leaned on their air attack, which resulted in Galloway's 14-yard touchdown pass to Matt Michalec with 3:15 left in the opening period.
Then, Beeville Jones was pushed back on its ensuing drive and fumbled the ball to Will Pearson to set up Boerne at the Trojans' one-yard line. Of course, the Greyhounds followed with Scott Hettie's touchdown run with 1:06 left in the period to make it a 21-0 score. Galloway added a 30-yard touchdown connection to Cam Johnson with 9:21 left in the first half to make it a 28-0 advantage.
"We were just more physical than they were," said Galloway. "We wanted it more. Our offensive line was beautiful today. I probably only got touched one or two times and the run game is what we needed."
The third quarter started with more Boerne scoring, as Hettie's eight-yard touchdown run extended the Greyhounds' lead to 35-0 with 7:58 left in the period.