MERCEDES - Brownsville Veterans' quarterback Gustavo Vasquez scored three touchdowns, the last one in the final two minutes of play, to give the Chargers a 24-17 district victory at Mercedes in the CHANNEL 5 Game of the Week. The win was pay back for last season when Mercedes went into Brownsville, and knocked off the home team. The Chargers, Edcouch-Elsa and Lopez all lead 32-5A with 2-0 district records. Edcouch-Elsa knocked off Donna 27-7. Lopez won on Thursday.
In other 5A district action, Rio Grande City improved to 4-0 in district 31-5A with a road win in Laredo over Cigarroa 38-3. Sharyland overpowered Roma 35-14. Mission Veterans Memorial is the first Valley team with six victories this season after defeating Pioneer 61-38.
Week Six Finals:
San Benito - 44, Weslaco East -21 Hanna - 38, Weslaco - 35 Los Fresnos - 35, Harlingen South - 7 Harlingen - 45, Rivera - 20 McAllen Memorial - 63, Mission - 28 Juarez-Lincoln - 31, Palmview - 21 Vela - 43, Edinburg - 21 PSJA - 23, PSJA North - 0 St. Joseph's - 42, Hidalgo - 10 Progreso - 38, Santa Maria - 27 La Villa - 52, Benavides - 20
CHANNEL 5's Joel Villanueva has the First & Goal scores and highlights from the week six contests.