The Hays Rebels are up for a big challenge to win a non-district game this weekend. They go to Rosenberg on Saturday (3 p.m.) to play Rosenberg Lamar, which won a Class 4A state championship two years ago.
The Rebels are 0-4 going into their final non-district game.
After they scored only 31 points in their first three games, the Rebels put up 35 points last Friday night against McCallum at House Park, but lost, 40-35. The Rebels have improved in the last couple weeks, but don’t have a win to show for it.
At 1-3 with three straight losses, the Mustangs are in a very similar position with the Rebels. The four teams to defeat Hays this year are a combined 10-2, with McCallum accounting for both losses. The three teams that have defeated Lamar (Missouri City Elkins, Pasadena Memorial and Montgomery) are a combined 8-1.
The Rebels are still waiting to come alive offensively. In four games, they’ve gained 1,106 yards, only 276.5 yards per game. Even in their five-touchdown performance against McCallum, they totaled 239 yards of offense.
Other Hays County high schools are starting their district seasons Friday night. Dripping Springs starts its District 25-4A schedule at Marble Falls (7:30 p.m.), while Wimberley begins the District 8-3A season at home against Burnet.
Dripping Springs is 2-2 after consecutive losses at McCallum and at Travis. Marble Falls is 3-1 with three easy wins and a 22-20 loss to Burnet.
Dripping Springs has put together a balanced attack this year, mostly because quarterback Jacob Moore does it all. More has completed 27 of 48 passes for 339 yards and rushed for 492 yards in 63 attempts. All of those figures lead the team. In total, the Tigers have passed for 650 yards and rushed for 807, giving them a total of 1,457 yards (364.25 average).
Wimberley enters its district season on a three-game losing streak, including a 41-21 loss to Bandera last Friday night. The Texans struggled on both sides of the ball in that game, gaining only 191 yards and giving up 444 yards.
San Marcos Baptist Academy is 3-0 going to Friday night’s game at New Braunfels Christian (7:30 p.m.). In their last two games, the Bears have cruised to wins of 64-0 at San Antonio Brooks Academy and 42-8 at Runge.
The Bears are averaging 287.33 yards per game on the ground, behind a balanced attack that features Anthony Richardson (264 rushing yards), Michael Latham (172), Michael Young (172) and Mark Hamm (161).Email | Print