La Feria quarterback Andruw Rivera accounted for 541 total yards and eight total touchdowns, leading the Lions to a 53-47 victory over the Mercedes Tigers on Friday. Rivera’s performance earns him the RGVSports.com Week 4 Player of the Week award.
The sophomore signal caller led an aerial assault during the Lions’ third straight victory, completing 22-of-27 passes for 437 yards and seven touchdowns. He made his presence felt on the ground as well, carrying the ball 22 times for 104 yards and one touchdown.
Rivera connected with four different receivers for touchdowns, with two wideouts eclipsing the 100-yard receiving mark.
He opened the scoring for the Lions, punching it in from the one during the first. Rivera capped the game with a 6-yard, go-ahead touchdown pass to senior wideout Julian Torres with less than four minutes left.
The Lions (3-1, 0-0) turn their attention to district play Friday, taking on the Alice Coyotes (3-1, 0-0) at Lion Stadium in La Feria.