By Allan Jamail
GPISD Stadium – Houston, TX. ~ In their first game of the season, the home team Galena Park Yellowjackets (GP) (5AD2) and Goose Creek Memorial Patriots (GCMP) (5A-D1) battled back and forth with lead changes. Both teams are in 5A. The 4th quarter ended in a 29- 29 tie, putting the non-district contest into overtime.
Head Coach Spiro Amarantos’ Yellowjackets got the opening kickoff and scored early on their first drive. GCM followed with a TD, ending the 1st quarter tied, 7 – 7.
In the 2nd quarter the Jackets senior running back Jonathan Gutierrez scored again for his 2nd touchdown (TD). GP’s kicker Oswaldo Flores had his extra point kick blocked. Before the 1st half ended with 5 seconds on the clock, Flores kicked a 20-plus yard 3-point field goal, ending the 1st half with a 16 – 7 Jackets lead.