The Alex High School football team took its first loss of the season Friday night, losing a road game to Fox.
Fox barely held on for a 34-30 win, and dropped Alex to 2-1 this season.
Alex jumped out to a 22-6 lead midway through the second quarter, before giving up 28 straight points to Fox over the next two-and-a-half quarters.
The Longhorns were unable to get anything going in the passing game with Jose Ochoa going 3-for-12 for 60 yards and one interception, and Dalton Alcorn going 1-for-1.
Sam Harris, Devin Thornburg, Zach Mainka and Ryland Ketchum each had one reception, led by Harris with 35 yards.
Ochoa made some big plays in the running game, though. He ran the ball 16 times for 149 yards and two touchdowns, with an average of 9.3 yards per carry and a long fun of 33 yards.
Reese Mitchell ran 20 times for 77 yards and two touchdowns.
Despite the running success, Alex battled a case of the fumbles Friday night. The Longhorns put the ball on the ground six times, losing two of them.
Overall, Fox didn't have much success running the ball. Quarterback Taylor Townsend was limited to only 26 yards on 30 carries, and Fox as a team only averaged 2.9 yards per carry.
William Lovely broke a 62-yard touchdown run in the second quarter, though, which drastically improved Fox's rushing totals.
Big plays in the passing game beat Alex's defense. While only going 10-for-21, Townsend threw for three touchdown passes and 188 yards. Receiver Keaton Argo caught eight of those passes for 109 yards and a touchdown.
Townsend was picked off once by Harris. Andrew McBride sacked the quarterback three times for the Longhorns. Thornburg had one sack and Ketchum and Michael Wilcox had one sack each.
Alex will host Waurika on Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m.