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September 26th, 2009
Lehman falls in bid for fifth straight win

STAFF REPORT

Lehman missed its chance to go 5-0 by a point Friday night, losing to Gonzales, 23-22, at Bob Shelton Stadium.

The Lobos, 4-1, fell behind, 9-0, at halftime, but rallied to a 22-16 lead when Jacob Torres ran 67 yards for a touchdown with 2:57 left in the game.

But Gonzales, 1-4, tore down the field and scored on a 34-yard touchdown pass from Kieran Johnson to Ckody Burton in the final minutes of the game. Earlier in the game, Burton went 66 yards with a swing pass from Mark Hastings for a touchdown.

The Lobos might pin the loss on a tough practice situation and mistakes. Rain turned their grassless practice field into mud this week and the Lobos did most of their work this week in the gymnasium. Thus, the Lobos were more than rusty, taking 14 penalties for 120 yards.

They also lost a bit of traction in the first quarter, when they fumbled and Larry Remschel recovered for Gonzales, running 60 yards for a touchdown to give his team and early 6-0 lead.

Torres performed heroically for Lehman, rushing 22 times for 168 yards and three touchdowns.

The Lobos will take next Friday off before turning to their District 17-4A schedule with a game at Manor on Oct. 9.

The big winner among the Hays County teams Friday night was Wimberley, which opened its District 8-3A season with a 21-14 win against Burnet. Wimberley running back Dennis Smith carried 19 times for 120 yards and three touchdowns.

Smith’s 36-yard touchdown run gave the Texans (2-2 overall, 1-1 District 8-3A) a 21-7 lead early in the fourth quarter. Burnet scored the first touchdown on a 50-yard pass from Josh Barrera to Dylan Chafin, but the Texans rallied with the next three touchdowns.

Wimberley will play at Ingram Moore next Friday night.

Dripping Springs lost its District 25-4A opener, 14-7, at Marble Falls Friday night. The Tigers (2-3, 0-1) managed only 229 total yards. Dripping Springs plays at Killeen next Friday night.

Hays, 0-4, will play Lamar Consolidated on the road Saturday to wind up its non-district season.

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