ROSCOE — The Early Longhorns found themselves in another massive hole Friday night en route to a 41-20 loss to the Roscoe Plowboys.
The Longhorns (0-2), who surrendered the first 34 points in last week’s loss at Bangs, allowed six touchdowns before finally lighting up the scoreboard Friday.
Early yielded 393 yards, including 290 yards rushing on 51 carries as Roscoe improved to 1-1 on the season.
The Longhorn offense finished with 261 yards — 181 through the air on 10 of 26 passing with one interception, and 80 yards rushing.
Early quarterback Trace Evans passed for 181 yards and touchdowns of 61 and 51 yards to Drew Sessler in the fourth period. Evans also rushed for 35 yards and an 8-yard score late in the third quarter.
Roscoe’s Francisco Garcia galloped for 148 yards and three touchdowns while Brayden Beal completed 12 of 26 passes for 102 yards with a pair of touchdowns to Jose Ortega, who finished with six grabs for 60 yards.
Defensive standouts for the Longhorns were Griffin Ehlers with 17 tackles, Abe Morris with 11 tackles, Miguel Elizondo with eight tackles and a forced fumble, Christian Alcorta with six tackles and a fumble recovery, Joshua Graves with four tackles and forced fumble and Jim Fowler with three tackles and a fumble recovery.
The Longhorns open the home portion of their schedule at 7:30 p.m. Friday when they host Bruceville-Eddy for homecoming. Bruceville-Eddy is 2-0 with victories of 35-0 over Axtell Friday and 32-26 over Moody in double-overtime in Week 1.