In this stat-driven Internet era, it’s easy to look at the Gregory-Portland Wildcats and quickly dismiss and overlook.

Afterall, the Wildcats are 3-3 for the season and 1-1 in 30-5A’s North Zone, and fresh off 49-21 against state-ranked Calallen.

However, through the records and scores, the most meaningful number is 21… as in the 21 points Gregory-Portland scored against Calallen’s speedy and aggressive defense. More importantly, Gregory-Portland scored three touchdowns through the first three quarters when the game was still competitive. It was only the second time this season that Calallen gave up more than one score in a game.

Gregory-Portland's performance against the defending 30-5A champion is pretty consistent with what G-P has done averaging 33 points a game through the season.

Alice coach Kyle Atwood said Gregory-Portland is as good as any team the Coyotes have faced this season.

“G-P is a quality opponent,” he said. “They’re the kind of team that is good in all phases of the game.”

Senior running back Mark Flores led G-P against Calallen, rushing for 155 yards on 17 carries. He scored once and averaged nine yards a carry. Sophomore Joe Sauceda carried the ball six times for 42 yards.

Sophomore quarterback Austin Ochoa completed six of 20 passes for 69 yards and a touchdown.

The Wildcats don’t play behind an overwhelmingly big offensive line, but what they might lack in size they make up for in ability.

“Their offensive line does everything right,” Atwood said. “They work in unison, and they’re very effective.”

Alice is also going into Friday’s game with a solid offense. Against Miller last week. Quarterback Trey Jaramillo was 15 of 26 for 219 yards. He rushed for 81 yards, including a three-yard touchdown and he threw three touchdown passes, all to senior wide receiver Orlando Espinoza.

Espinoza caught six passes for 158 yards. He had touchdown catches of 61, 20 and 23 yards.-----------------------------------