TULOSO — Playing the one-win Tuloso-Midway Warriors, the Alice Coyotes finally shook off their offensive struggles Friday night for a 48-0 blowout victory.

Quarterback Andres Barrios threw for four touchdowns and 306 yards passing, while the Coyotes defense
held on for its first shutout of the season.

The win improved the Coyotes to 2-3 in District 30-5A’s North Zone and 6-3 for the season headed to Friday’s season finale against the Corpus Christi Moody Trojans. The match-up against Moody pits the zone’s fourth-place teams in a district game in Alice’s Memorial Stadium at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The contest isn’t for one of 30-5A’s four playoff spots.

The Warriors dropped to 0-5 in the North Zone and 1-8 for the season.

The Coyotes totaled 504 yards. It was a dramatic difference from their previous four games in which they scored a combined 23 points.

Barrios set the tone of the game against Tuloso-Midway early on. He threw touchdown passes to three different receivers in the first quarter. He connected with R.J. Galvan for a 56-yard score. He later had a 30-yard scoring pass to Isaac Hernandez and an 81-yard touchdown pass to Orlando Espinoza.

The Coyotes also had an 11-yard rushing touchdown touchdown by Alex Gonzalez in the first quarter. Gonzalez led all Alice rushers with seven carries for 79 yards.

Barrios put the Coyotes ahead 35-0 before halftime with a 23-yard touchdown pass to Trey Jaramillo.

Jaramillo later had one of Alice’s two rushing touchdowns in the fourth quarter. He scored on an eight-yard run. Daniel Gelista also scored on a one-yard dive.

Jaramillo ended the game with six carries for 61 yards, while Alejandro Cancino had seven carries for 52 yards.

Espinoza led the Coyotes’ receiving corps with two catches for 120 yards. Hernandez had three catches for 90 yards and Galvan had three catches for 77 yards.

The Coyote defense limited the Warriors only 76 yards and eight first downs.