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August 27th, 2010
Rebels, Texans, Tigers open with football wins


Hays went off to a strong start Friday night, taking control in the second quarter and cruising to a 41-20 win against Akins Friday night at Burger Stadium.

The Hays passing game turned up two big plays in the second quarter, when quarterback Mason Cervenka threw a 64-yard touchdown to Michael Romero, then a 55-yard touchdown to Tony Garza. The second of those, coming with 2:05 left in the first half, gave the Rebels a 27-6 lead.

The Rebels balanced out their offense among several actors. Cervenka completed four of seven passes for 119 yards and rushed for two yards. Garza caught that single pass for 55 yards and rushed for 65 yards in six carries. Torrance Smith rushed 18 times for 90 yards.

The Rebels totaled 185 rushing yards and 123 passing yards, while Akins finished with 116 yards in the air and 172 yards on the ground. Akins made four turnovers, while the Rebels threw only one interception. However, the Rebels also were penalized for 95 yards.

The Rebels (1-0) will play Anderson next Friday night at Bob Shelton Stadium. Anderson notched a 48-34 win against McCallum Thursday night.

Medina 27, San Marcos Academy 20

San Marcos Academy fell behind, 27-0, and rallied to make it close at Medina. But the Bears still fell short in a 27-20 contest.

The Bears got the better of the second half and wound up outgaining Medina, 280 yards to 234 yards for Medina.

San Marcos Academy quarterback Jonathan Powell fumbled on the Bears first three possessions, but later scored on touchdown runs of 22 yards, 43 yards and one yard.

“Our youthful exuberance got the better of us in the first half,” San Marcos Academy head coach Les Davis said. “The kids were trying hard to make plays, maybe too hard. At halftime, I reminded them to play within themselves, and play the way they were coached. I am extremely proud of the way we fought back, and just came up a bit short as far as a victory. We grew together as a football team during the second half of this game.”

The Bears, 0-1, play at home next Friday night against San Antonio Brooks Academy.

Wimberley 49, Cuero 42

Wimberley won a shootout at Cuero in a battle of Class 3A state powers.

The Texans broke a 35-35 tie with 4:23 left in the game when Brady Lambert ran 17 yards for a touchdown. Less than a minute later, following a Cuero turnover, Dennis Smith carried for a five-yard touchdown with 3:36 left, giving the Texans a 49-35 lead.

Smith and Lambert combined for 196 rushing yards, with Smith logging 108 of them. Lambert also completed 13 of 22 passes for 146 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions.

Cuero quarterback Mason Blaschke completed 15 of 23 passes for 182 yards, while running back Trent Jackson carried 18 times for 126 yards.

The game went back and fourth until the end, with no team going ahead by more than a touchdown until the Texans’ victorious sequence late in the fourth quarter.

Wimberley, 1-0, will play at home against backyard rival Dripping Springs next Friday night.

Dripping Springs 49, Crockett 0.

Dripping Springs totaled 546 yards in a romp against Crockett.

Dripping Springs quarterback Jeff Tuck completed seven of 13 passes for 155 yards and two touchdowns, while running back Omar Pereyra topped the Tigers’ rushing attack with 82 yards in 12 carries. Wide receiver Ty Scott made three catches for 86 yards, including a 58-yard touchdown from Tuck in the first quarter.

Crockett managed but 121 total yards, with 100 of them coming on the ground.

Leading only 7-0 after the first quarter, Dripping Springs poured it on in the second, when Tuck threw for one touchdown and ran for two others. By halftime, the Tigers held a 38-0 lead.

Dripping Springs, 1-0, plays next Friday night at Wimberley.

In the only high school football game involving a Hays County team Friday night, Lehman lost, 35-13, to St. Michael’s Academy at Bob Shelton Stadium. The Lobos, 0-1, play at San Antonio Edison next Friday night.

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