Week two of the high school football season is in the books and one of the big stories of the young season has been the struggles of United. The Longhorns knew they had a tough early slate on their hands taking on four different San Antonio teams during non-district play. United battled Southwest in Week Zero, with the game still in reach late into the third quarter and had an early 7-0 lead on Smithson Valley before each of those games got away from them.
Last week the horns proved once again they can move the ball on the best of them, putting up over 500 yards passing but could not pick up the necessary stops as they lost 47-28 to Macarthur high. Head coach David Sanchez is not worried about his team's performances, saying this is the time of year to challenge his team and get them ready for district play.
United has been outscored 141-75 in their three games this season.
It was a much better weekend for three other teams who picked up their first wins of the season. Martin kicked things off Thursday beating United South, they were followed by LBJ knocking off Uvalde on Friday night and finally Nixon went to Eagle Pass and defeated CC Winn. This means five of the seven Laredo teams now have wins under their belts with only Cigarroa and United the odd men out. The Toros will have to wait at least another week, as they will have a bye this Friday before starting district play, while United will host San Antonio Reagan Friday night at the SAC.