Belen overcame two fumbles and an uncharacteristic 10 penalties to earn a key 15-8A victory, 16-10, against Southwest.
Gabriel Estrada ran for 46 yards on the go-ahead drive for Belen (3-3, 2-0), capped by his 1-yard touchdown in the fourth.
Southwest (4-1, 1-1) reached the Belen 30 after starting its final drive from the 1, but had a pass dropped in the end zone.
Estrada: Led Belen’s rushing attack with 64 yards on 12 carries.
John Jaramillo: Threw for 90 yards including a touchdown to Marquise McCrea in the first half.
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THEY SAID IT
“We had to earn every inch.”
— Belen coach Richard Stuart