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

November 7th, 2009
Rattlers rally to win final game

STAFF REPORT

San Marcos found a late kick for the end of its high school football season Friday night, scoring 34 points in the fourth quarter to defeat Seguin, 51-31, Friday night at Bobcat Stadium.

The Bobcats entered the third quarter with a 17-13 lead before the bottom two teams in District 27-4A commenced with a flurry of punches and counterpunches. In total, 55 points were scored in the fourth period, with the Rattlers scoring five touchdowns and Seguin scoring three.

The Rattlers led, 37-24, when Luis Salazar intercepted a pass for the Rattlers and ran it back 21 yards for a touchdown, putting with game out of reach at 44-24 with 1:39 left.

San Marcos beat Seguin in the running game, 296 yards to 93. But Seguin passed well, as quarterback Brig Gerlich completed 20 of 30 throws for 259 yards, three touchdowns and interception.

Terrance Wilburn rushed 20 times for 179 yards to lead the Rattlers.

San Marcos finished the season 3-6 overall and 2-5 in District 27-4A, tied with New Braunfels Canyon (2-7, 2-5) for sixth place out of eight teams. Seguin is 2-8 and 0-7, dead last place in District 27-4A

Wimberley clinched the championship in District 8-3A with a 35-28 win at Fredericksburg. The Texans had to come from behind in this one.

Dennis Smith, who finished the game with 101 yards in 20 rushes, ran five yards for a touchdown with 5:58 left to bring the Texans up to a 28-28 tie. On Fredericksburg’s next possession, with 4:42 remaining, the Billies fumbled and Clifford Hunter picked it up for the Texans, going 54 yards for the touchdown to give them the 35-28 lead.

Fredericksburg had its way with Wimberley, gaining 438 offensive yards. But the Texans got the big defensive play that made the difference.

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