"As a whole, the defense played great. We were working our butts off and I think we were up to about 70 or so plays for the whole game, so running to the ball that many times took a lot of hard work," said De La Torre. "As far as improvements to work on, we just need to get in perfect sync. We need to know what's going to happen when they line up like this or like that, it will definitely tune up our defense."
Ryan is ranked 5th in Class 4A in the preseason Associated Press polls.
"It feels pretty great to get a win in a hostile environment. I'm glad that we got out there with our new offensive players and scored some touchdowns," said De La Torre. "It really gave our offensive some confidence and that contributed to the victory. I don't know how many tackles I had. It was probably close to nine."
Denton Ryan will take on Newman Smith next week. The Trojans lost their opener last weekend against Keller Central.