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Chapa, Los Fresnos Take Care Of Edinburg High In Bi-District Round

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Posted: Friday, November 17, 2017 4:25 am

EDINBURG ­— Los Fresnos senior quarterback Charles Chapa has stepped up in big moments this season and he did it again against Edinburg High.

Chapa threw for a pair of touchdowns and ran for two others to lead the Falcons to a 34-14 over the Bobcats in a Class 6A, Division I bi-district game Thursday at Richard R. Flores Stadium.

“We came in with a lot of fire, we knew we had to perform,” he said. “It feels really good … as a senior I get at least one more week of football.”

The senior signal caller piled up 264 yards of offense — 139 yards on the ground and 125 through the air — and the defense took care of the rest with a pair of forced fumbles and a sack to help Los Fresnos (8-3) advance to the area round. Edinburg High finishes its season at 6-5.

“I don’t know what he does … he memorizes people with his crazy legs,” Los Fresnos coach Patrick Brown said. “He does such a good job with our tailback (Albert Banuelos) where he reads the defender and lulls him to sleep and then he’ll get down field and make a play. He did a great job (Thursday).”

Los Fresnos got on the board first. Chapa hit sophomore receiver Nico Valencia in stride on a 40-yard pass for a touchdown and a 6-0 lead (after the extra point was blocked) with 1:30 to go in the opening quarter.

After the teams traded punts, the Falcons extended their lead to 13-0 with an 8-yard run by senior Adrian Alaniz with 4:40 left to go in the second quarter.

After Los Fresnos’ defense forced a fumble, the offense capitalized. Chapa did it almost all by himself with 67 yards rushing on the drive, including a 59-yard scamper. He finished it with an 8-yard touchdown run (pass failed on a two-point conversion) and the Falcons took a 19-0 edge with just 17 seconds before halftime.

“Our defense, boy they played lights out,” Brown said. “We live and die with our defense and they gave us so many opportunities … luckily we were able to help them out this week. Edinburg High was playing its first playoff home game in 13 years and they came out fired up and they were playing hard … luckily we were able to match their intensity and there’s no question that extra score going into the half started the nail in the coffin process and gave us a lot of confidence going into halftime.”

Edinburg High had a tough first half with two turnovers on downs, three punts and a fumble that Los Fresnos turned into points.

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