At McAllen, the Bulldogs ran for 294 yards and three scores to pick up their first District 30-6A win, snapping a four-game skid.
McAllen High moves to 2-5 and 1-2 in district, while Juarez-Lincoln drops to 3-5 and 1-3.
“We wanted to keep their offense off the field and we wanted to eat some time off the clock, so we told the kids we needed to get the running game going,” McHi coach Kevin Brewer said. “The kids did a great job. The o-line did a great job. The backs did a great job. The quarterback did a great job checking to runs. And we needed that.”
Sandon Yarto was McHi’s leader on the ground, picking up 169 yards and a score on 17 carries.
“He’s been huge,” Brewer said. “He’s such a physical runner and an instinctual runner. He sees the holes, he sees the creases, he knows how the blocks develop. He gets a lot of (yards after contact), and he’s just doing a great job in that role.”
Roy Gutierrez ran for 71 yards and a score, while quarterback Ruben Rodriguez had 44 yards rushing with a touchdown and completed 8 of 16 passes for 133 yards, including scores to Gunnar Henderson and Victor Valdez.
McHi only narrowly outgained Juarez-Lincoln 427-423, as the Huskies came alive after the Bulldogs took a 14-0 lead into the break.
Elias Gutierrez, Albert Martinez and Andrew Rodriguez scored rushing touchdowns for Juarez-Lincoln.