Losing three district ball games, including a 13-10 heartbreaker to Gregory-Portland, and then having to miss the state playoffs… that wasn’t how Alice quarterback Andres Barrios expected his senior year to play out.

However, Barrios and his Alice teammates sure made their last night of the season a memorable one by beating the Corpus Christi Moody Trojans, 76-7, Friday. The 76 points ties the program’s record for the most points scored in a single game. The last time the Coyotes scored that many points was in 2000 in a 76-7 win against Robstown.

Alice’s offensive output came on the heels of Barrios' finest night of the season. Barrios threw eight touchdown passes and ran for another one. He was efficient, completing 24 of 30 passes for 476 yards. He had completions to four different receivers, each of which finished the game with more than 100 yards in receiving.

“It was awesome,” Barrios said. “We needed it, especially in a game like this. Just being able to bust out the scoreboard like that… I don’t think the scoreboard’s ever seen that many points.”

All of the scoring was a product of Alice’s offense finally finding its rhythm, coach Justen Evans said.

“We’ve been getting better as the year goes on,” Evans said. “We’ve been saying, ‘Trust the process. Trust the process.’ Now we’re at the point now where we can take this momentum to next year. We got a lot of guys coming back from this team this year, and we’re excited about next season.”

The points the Coyotes put up early on were crucial against the scrappy Trojans. After the Coyotes scored on a 38-yard pass from Barrios to Orlando Espinoza, the Trojans came right back with an impressive drive capped off by a nine-yard run by Andre Cage.

Alice was able to rob Moody of any momentum it had built when on its next possession, Barrios hit Espinoza all alone in the middle of the field. The speedy junior did all of the rest for an 81-yard touchdown.

The Coyotes extended their lead in the second quarter with another touchdown pass to Espinoza of 10 yards and a 38-yard scoring strike to Isaac Hernandez just before halftime.

In the third, Barrios finished the Coyotes' initial drive with a one-yard plunge into the end zone. He then threw a 54-yard touchdown pass to Trey Jaramillo and scoring tosses of 20 and 39 yards to R.J. Galvan. Following Galvan’s first touchdown catch, senior kicker Austin Perez made up for a missed extra point earlier in the game by running in a two-point conversion.

Barrios’ final throw was a 27-yard scoring strike to Hernandez.

“It was the best feeling ever… I mean there isn’t anything like it,” Barrios said. “I love my team so much, and they were with me through it all.”

Jaramillo replaced Barrios in the fourth quarter, and showed glimpses of what the Coyotes might see next season. He quickly scored on his first two carries on runs of 65 and 25 yards.

Espinoza led all receivers with four catches for 142 yards. Galvan had seven receptions for 125 yards. Jaramillo had six catches for 107 yards and Hernandez totaled 102 yards on seven receptions.

Jaramillo led Alice in rushing with three carries for 117 yards. Alex Gonzalez had 11 carries for 59 yards.

All along, the Coyote defense led by linebackers Andrew Silva and Manuel Garcia and defensive linemen R.J. Rosales, Joseph Ramos and Rocky Joslin played bend-but-don’t-break football. They gave up 320 yards to the Trojans, but allowed just one score. They totaled four take-aways, including two fumble recoveries and two interceptions.