The football fortunes for the Wharton Tigers and the East Bernard Brahmas were very different as both teams started their 2020 season.
Wharton lost a road game to the Navasota Rattlers, 35-13, while East Bernard defeated the Edna Cowboys, 49-20, at home. Both games were played Friday, Aug. 28.
The Tigers scored all their points in the second half after trailing 21-0. Keijon Waddell had a 4-yard run in the third quarter, kicker Josh Rivas booted the extra point. With nine seconds left, quarterback Sterling Harris threw a 41-yard pass to Erik Johnson.
The East Bernard Brahmas’ defense and special teams paved the way for the offense. EB had a field goal blocked after Edna couldn’t score inside the red zone on its second offensive drive. The next EB possession saw the Brahmas score on a pass play.
The Brahmas rolled.
Matthew Watkins contributed to this story.