Dayton — It was a game of many chances for the Dayton Broncos Friday night, but too many mistakes cost Dayton as the Galena Park Yellowjackets left town with a 13-6 win.
Down 7-0 heading into the fourth quarter, the Broncos got on the scoreboard on an A.J. Nail 89-yard pass to Jermond Lovely to make it a 7-6 game. The extra point was blocked after a bad snap to keep the score the same with 10:50 left. Galena Park (2-0), quickly responded with a 56-yard, five-play drive as Eric Guzman hooked up with Patrick Hernandez on a 30-yard score to make it 13-6 with 9:11 remaining in the game.
Dayton (0-2) had one last chance. Zach Pike blocked a Yellowjacket punt to set the offense up at the Galena Park 22. The Broncos moved to the Yellowjacket one-yard line before losing a couple of yards on third down. On fourth-and-goal, a bad snap sailed over Nail’s head to end the threat and give Galena Park the win.
Both teams combined for nine punts in the first half and just seven first downs. The Broncos’ Adrion Curtis picked off a Yellowjacket pass and returned it to the Galena Park 38-yard line. Dayton moved to the Yellowjacket four-yard line and failed on a 4th-and-1 play.
Galena Park got a break and recovered a muffed punt at the Dayton 38-yard line with 10:28 left in the second quarter. Six plays later, Jacket quarterback Eric Guzman made something out of a busted play and ran 39 yards for the touchdown to make it a 7-0 game with 8:23 left in the first half.
Nail finished with 203-yards passing while Lovely caught four passes for 134-yards. Dayton will travel to Porter Friday night.