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Chiefs beat Faben 27-7


Go San Angelo | 9/7/2019

PHOTO CREDIT: Fabens High School Athletics

San Angelo Lake View High School's Johnny Espinosa keeps scoring and swiping and the Chiefs keep winning.

The senior all-state defensive back hauled in two more interceptions and grabbed two TD passes as the Chiefs beat Fabens 27-7 to improve to 2-0 in football for the first time since 1997.

The Chiefs led at halftime on the Wildcats' home field and then shut down Fabens in the second half to secure their best start in 22 years.

The Chiefs held Fabens to just 88 yards of total offense while dishing up almost 400 total yards behind quarterback Albert Rodriguez to match its best winning streak since 2018.

It was the second win in a row over Fabens after the Chiefs broke a 18-game losing streak Sept. 7, 2018, with a 35-0 win at San Angelo Stadium.

It is Lake View's second two-game winning streak since the Chiefs beat Big Spring in the 2018 season finale and then defeated Clint Mountain View in the first round of the Class 4A Division I playoffs.

The Chiefs will go for a third win in a row when they host Snyder at 7 p.m. Thursday at San Angelo Stadium. The game is set for Thursday because San Angelo Central hosts Cedar Park at 7 p.m. Friday.

Johnny Espinosa got his second interception of the season but Lake View was unable to capitalize as the drive stalled out around midfield. But the Chiefs were able to flip the field on the punt.

Fabens has the ball as the fourth quarter starts.

8:40 p.m.: Lake View takes 19-7 lead after 10-yard TD grab by Johnny Espinosa, 5:19 to play in the third quarter. The Chiefs miss the PAT kick, their second missed PAT kick of the night.

Espinosa's second TD of the night caps a 13-play, 79-yard drive for Lake View.

8:09 p.m.: Lake View leads Fabens 13-7 at halftime of a nondistrict football game in Fabens.

Johnny Espinosa scored on a 54-yard pass from Albert Rodriguez to give the Chiefs a 13-0 lead with 1:40 to play in the second quarter.

The Chiefs amassed 225 total offensive yards in the first half while holding Fabens to just 51.

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