Blinn improved to 3-2 overall and 2-2 in conference.

The game, played in Midlothian, was a seesaw affair with as the two teams took turns exchanging leads.

“We kept flip-flopping the lead,” Blinn head coach Ryan Mahon said. “We’d get up by a couple scored, they came back to lead by four, then we’d get up by three. It was a fun game to be a part of.”

Mahon said his team “overcame a lot of adversity.”

“We were up, we were down, but they kept chopping wood and never folded,” he said.

Mahon said his defense played well despite giving up 49 points.

“They’re very good offensively,” he said of Navarro. “We had a ‘bend but don’t break’ mentality, and I thought we did very well.”

Jalen Early entered the game in the first half at quarterback and performed well, Mahon said.

“I’m really proud of him,” Mahon said, “and our offensive line played hard. I’m really proud of our team, how we played as a team. We keep getting closer and closer. We’ve got very good team chemistry. Everybody cares for one another.”

The Buccaneers host Trinity Valley Community College on Saturday for homecoming. The game is at 3 p.m. at Cub Stadium in Brenham.