Edcouch-Elsa and Mercedes meet in the middle of the field during the coin toss in a 16-5A DII game at Benny Layton, Sr. Stadium on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, in Edcouch-Elsa. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
Edcouch-Elsa team member line up on the field before the Nation Athem is sung in a 16-5A DII game agianst Mercedes at Benny Layton, Sr. Stadium on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, in Edcouch-Elsa. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
Mercedes football fans enter Benny Layton, Sr. Stadium before a 16-5A DII game with Edcoch-Elsa on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, in Edcouch-Elsa. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
Mercedes football fans wait for the start of a 16-5A DII game against Edcouch-Elsa at Benny Layton, Sr. Stadium on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, in Edcouch-Elsa. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
Mercedes football fan Leopoldo Johnson wave his flag befor the start of a 16-5A DII game against Edcouch-Elsa at Benny Layton, Sr. Stadium on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, in Edcouch-Elsa. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
Edcouch-Elsa and Mercedes mascots meeet in the middle of the field before the start of a 16-5A DII game at Benny Layton, Sr. Stadium on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, in Edcouch-Elsa. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
Mercedes running back Jared De Los Santos (13) carries the ball against Edcouch-Elsa defensive end Ryan Whalen (25) in a 16-5A DII game at Benny Layton, Sr. Stadium on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, in Edcouch-Elsa. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
Mercedes wide receiver Joseph Rocha (10) celebrates his touchdown reception n the end zone in a 16-5A DII game against Edcouch-Elsa at Benny Layton, Sr. Stadium on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, in Edcouch-Elsa. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
Mercedes quarterback Michael Cisneros (4) out runs Edcouch-Elsa defensive end Ryan Whalen into the end zone for touchdown in the second half in a 16-5A DII game at Benny Layton, Sr. Stadium on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, in Edcouch-Elsa. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
Edcouch-Elsa’s Juan Aguila (66) and Mercedes linebacker Frank Cedillo (8) scramble for a lose ball after an Edcouch-Elsa fumble in a 16-5A DII game at Benny Layton, Sr. Stadium on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, in Edcouch-Elsa. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
Edcouch-Elsa’s Edward Cardoza (4) reacts after being hit by Mercedes defensive back Abel Flores (20) as he carries the ball in a 16-5A DII game at Benny Layton, Sr. Stadium on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, in Edcouch-Elsa. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
Mercedes running back Jared De Los Santos (13) struts into the end zone in a 16-5A DII game against Edcouch-Elsa at Benny Layton, Sr. Stadium on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, in Edcouch-Elsa. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)