The West Texas Warbirds received off to a potent commence in their first recreation in franchise record by defeating the Amarillo Venom 38-28 Saturday at the Amarillo Civic Heart.

The Warbirds (one-) led three- just after 1 quarter ahead of Tom Whitefield scored a pair of touchdowns in the quarter when Levi Shetler returned an interception for a different rating to take a 24-7 guide into halftime.

West Texas scored twice in the fourth quarter and withstood a late rally from Amarillo (-one) to select up its first win.

The two groups will engage in yet again June 12 at 7 p.m. at the Ector County Coliseum.