The Rattlesnakes improved their overall record to 3-2 Saturday night with a 48 to 39 win over the Abilene Bombers. Laredo jumped out to an early lead but saw the Bombers score on each of their first two possessions, needing only one play in each to reach the end zone. The defense would stiffen up from there, holding Abilene at bay, while the offens did just enough to secure the victory.
The win was especially sweet considering the Rattlesnakes lost to the Bombers in the final seconds of the opening game of the season. Head coach Rod Miller says there are a couple of reasons this game turned out better than the opener.
"First we were in shape, that was our first game. Two we were menatlly focused. We took that into half time and stressed that last time we played these guys we came out in the 4th quarter and didn't finish. That's all we stressed was finishing in the second half."
Laredo will be out of town this week, taking on San Angelo, a team they dominated in their home opener, before returning home for a game at the LEA on Mothers Day, May 12th.