THORNE STADIUM – In a classic struggle between two evenly matched teams, the MacArthur Generals under coach Andy Garza brought a sharp passing game to Thorne, while the Aldine Mustangs had their patented running game, under coach Lionell Crawford.
Each team had 11 first downs, the Generals had 273 passing yards, and the Mustangs had 167 rushing.
Mac QB Anthony Villareal was sharp on most of his 12 for 21 completions, totaling 271 yards. His favorite target was Ray Arriola, who totalled 5 catches for 160 yards.
Aldine’s leading rusher was QB Andrew Davis, with 22 runs for 55 yards and 3 TDs.
Scoring opens in the first quarter with a 38 yard pass from Arriola to J. Reece, and the Generals led. But each team scored in three of the four quarters, keeping the score close. Trailing 23-14 in the final 4 minutes, the Generals mounted a drive to come within 2 points, but stalled at 23-21.