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Rattlers open season with a loss

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 A lack of offensive rhythm was too much to overcome as the Bellaire Episcopal Knights defeated the Navasota Rattlers 28-3 in the season-opener.

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BELLAIRE- A lack of offensive rhythm was too much to overcome as the Bellaire Episcopal Knights defeated the Navasota Rattlers 28-3 in the season-opener.

Episcopal (1-0) scored twice in the opening-half on a 2-yard run by Joaquin Marion in the first quarter and on a Arden Napier 18-yard reception from Nick Mayberry. Drake Bhatia completed both scores with the point-after.

Navasota junior kicker Miguel Alvarado nailed a 44-yard field with 3:29 left in the first half for the Rattlers lone score.

Marion scored his second touchdown on the night with 14 seconds remaining before halftime escaping for a 21-yard run to give the Knights a 21-3 lead.

The Rattler defense held Episcopal scoreless in the third quarter, but  Mayberry connected with Ethan Tuckwood for a 6-yard strike for the games final score in the fourth.

Episcopal gained 358 yards on offense and limited the Rattlers to 122.

Zack Dyer was 4-for-17 passing for 36 yards, and one interception. 

Find the full recap including box score and players of the game in the Sept. 4 edition of The Examiner.