San Marcos Mercury | Local News from San Marcos and Hays County, Texas

October 18th, 2008
Rattlers barely alive after fourth straight district loss

STAFF REPORT

The San Marcos Rattlers are all but out of playoff contention today after they caught a little too much Drew Allen Friday night at Bobcat Stadium.

Allen, the Alamo Heights quarterback who is committed to Oklahoma, completed 15 of 20 passes with thrilling accuracy, racking up 269 yards and three touchdowns without an interception as he led the Mules to a 42-6 victory.

The Rattlers fell to 2-5 overall and 0-4 in District 27-4A. Their only hope for making the playoffs is to win their remaining three games against Clemens, Seguin and Boerne, then hope Clemens beats Canyon while Clemens and Canyon both lose all their other games. In that event, the Rattlers, Clemens and Canyon all would be tied at 3-4 in the league and a tiebreaker based on point differential would decide which team takes the playoff berth.

San Marcos took a 6-0 lead late in the first quarter on a three-yard touchdown run by Joekkava Yzaguirre. But the Rattlers couldn’t muster any offense the rest of the way, finishing with a season-low 198 rushing yards.

Meanwhile, Alamo Heights played three quarters of nearly flawless offense, scoring two touchdowns in each quarter. Alamo Heights made no turnovers the whole night. San Marcos didn’t fumble for the second straight week. However, quarterback Aaron Canady threw two interceptions.

Allen completed his 15 passes to six different receivers, led by John Cabell with four catches for 57 yards and Tyler Marshall with three catches for 61 yards.

Alamo Heights (5-2, 4-0) remains in a three-way tie for first place with Steele (7-0, 4-0) and Kerrville Tivy (6-1, 4-0).

The Rattlers will play next week at Clemens (5-2, 2-2) in their absolute last gasp for playoff contention. Alamo Heights goes to Canyon (4-3, 2-2).

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