McAllen Memorial running back Campbell Speights (5) attempts a pass to wide receiver Sean Skaugen during the first series of their game Friday night against Sharyland Pioneer. The pass was incomplete but the visiting Mustangs won, 42-24.Sharyland Pioneer wide receiver Andrew Moss (85) leaps to haul in a pass from quarterback Jacob Rosales while McAllen Memorial defensive back Isagani Luistro (24) during Friday night’s game at Sharyland Pioneer. The visiting Mustangs won, 42-24.

McAllen Memorial tops Sharyland Pioneer in season-opener

High school football

By Henry Miller

McAllen Memorial head football coach Bill Littleton didn’t know what to expect going into the first high school football game of the season at Sharyland Pioneer.

“We didn’t get a chance to scrimmage the week before and that’s the first time I haven’t had a scrimmage,” Littleton said, whose scrimmage was canceled due to the threat at the time of Hurricane Harvey. “No matter how much you practice and make it seem like a live game, it’s just not the same.”

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