By ISHMAEL JOHNSON
Daily Record Sports
Don’t let the scoreboard fool you.
San Marcos’ 45-44 season-opening victory over East Central on Friday night was the second consecutive year these two prolific offenses showcased their talent, but the Rattler defense — predicated on big plays — made the difference.
Tied at 38 in the fourth quarter, Hornets quarterback Justin Upshaw-Mendoza methodically worked the his offense down the field and East Central looked poised to take the lead.