Laredo United leans on defense with 4 picks in 42-7 win over Laredo LBJ (photos)

LAREDO, Texas – Laredo United linebacker Alejandro Salazar set the tone on the second play of the game, intercepting a pass from Laredo LBJ quarterback Raul Cantu – the first of four interceptions for a Longhorns’ defense that paved the way for a 42-7 Laredo United South victory on Thursday night.

After starting the season 1-5 against a very difficult schedule, the Longhorns are now 2-2 in District 30-6A. 

The Longhorns led 28-0 at halftime, thanks to touchdowns from four different players. Quarterback Atzel Chavez Jr. scored on a two-yard run, running back Steve Loring scored on a seven-yard run, running back Frank Soto exploded for a 55-yard TD run and Cesar Ramirez caught a 15-yard TD pass from Chavez Jr.

Loring scored his second touchdown of the game in the third quarter on a 20-yard TD run to give Laredo United a 35-0 lead. Chavez Jr. followed with his second TD pass of the night, a 22-yard strike to Gage Lozano.

Sophomore defensive back Derrick Gonzalez and senior defensive backs Alex Lopez and Vicente Diaz had interceptions for Laredo United.

Cantu connected on a 26-yard TD pass with junior wide receiver Jose Quintero for the Wolves’ lone touchdown. Gerardo Mendoza had an interception for Laredo LBJ. 


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