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Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 8:49 pm

Mother Nature is prompting some Rio Grande Valley football teams to call an audible this week.

With the threat of inclement weather on the horizon due to tropical storm activity in the Gulf, teams are moving games originally scheduled for Friday to today.

The non-district matchup in Elsa between Los Fresnos (1-1) and Edcouch-Elsa (0-2) is one of them.

Kickoff is now set for 7 p.m. Thursday at Benny Layton Sr. Memorial Stadium.

Los Fresnos comes into the game with plenty of momentum following a remarkable rally to beat Austin LBJ last Friday. The Falcons came back from a 28-point deficit (35-7) in the second half to win 36-35 after opening the season with a 16-13 loss against El Paso Montwood on Aug. 31. Both games were played at Los Fresnos.

E-E has had a tough start to the season with road losses against Corpus Christi Veterans (38-0) and Weslaco High (58-7).

“It’s really hard to determine yet what kind of team Edcouch-Elsa has because they’ve gone up against two monster opponents,” Los Fresnos coach Patrick Brown said. “They are 0-2 with nothing to lose, so that makes them scary. I’ve been there (in that situation).

“The Edcouch-Elsa players are playing with a lot of heart,” Brown added. “I see it on film. There’s a lot of pride in that program.”

The Los Fresnos coach said one of the reasons the Falcons had a better showing last week was the improved play of senior quarterback Sergio Martinez. Against LBJ, he completed 19 of 29 passes for 190 yards and a pair of touchdowns with no interceptions. Martinez also rushed 20 times for 81 yards and another score.

For more on this story, visit RGVSports.com.

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