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September 3rd, 2010
SMA wins home football opener


San Marcos Academy’s Ty Merriweather runs for one of his two touchdowns Friday night in the Bears’ 21-0 win against Brooks Academy at Ingram/A+FCU Stadium. Photo by Don Anders.


San Marcos Academy (SMA) played stout defense in a 21-0 win against Brooks Academy at Ingram/A+FCU Stadium.

The Bears held Brooks to 132 total yards for the shutout.

Ty Merriweather led the SMA offense, rushing for 78 yards and two touchdowns. Quarterback Jonathan Powell rushed for 64 yards and passed for 22 yards. Merriweather rushed for touchdowns of 24 yards and one yard in the first half before Powell rushed for a 35-yard touchdown in the second half.

Cameron Whitehead, Sabas Castillo and Estevan Gutierrez were the most influential performers for the SMA defense.

The Bears improved to 1-1, while Brooks Academy is 0-2.

“We are still learning to play the game the right way,” SMA head coach Les Davis said. “Offensively, when we executed, we played good, but we made too many silly penalties. Defensively, we need to tackle better.”

The Bears 1-1 return to action next week at Austin St. Austin Dominic. The Bears return home on Sept. 17 against Texas School of the Deaf.

Wimberley 33, Dripping Springs 14

The Wimberley defense turned up a big game, holding Dripping Springs to 101 rushing yards producing a steady second half of offense for a 33-14 win in a game between backyard rivals in western Hays County.

The Texans rushed for 205 yards, led by Dennis Smith, whose 145-yard output included a 73-yard touchdown run in the first quarter that gave his team a 6-0 lead. Two field goals by Jared Kutz extended the Wimberley lead to 12-0 at halftime.

Dripping Springs responded in the third quarter with a 39-yard touchdown pass from Jeff Tuck to Joey Herrick, but Smith’s four-yard touchdown run enabled the Texans to maintain a 19-7 lead going to the fourth quarter.

Smith and Hunter Burtschell produced touchdown runs of seven and 12 yards, respectively, as the Texans increased their lead in the fourth quarter. Lane Kelly ran five yards to cap the Dripping Springs scoring.

The Texans finished the night with 393 total yards, including 188 through the air for quarterback Brady Lambert, who completed 12 of 21 passes.

Tuck led the Tigers in passing and rushing, completing 10 of 20 passes for 162 yards and rushing for 40 yards.

Lehman 28, San Antonio Edison 21

Lehman held onto the game until halftime, then took it from there and copped a big win on the road Friday night, 28-21 at San Antonio Edison.

The Lobos, who have had a way of leaving games before halftime, took a 14-7 lead to the intermission. After that, Lehman matched Edison’s two touchdowns in the second half and measured out a win.

Harvest Trammell turned in a versatile game for the Lobos, rushing 13 times for 71 yards, completing three of seven passes for 28 yards and catching three passes for 24 yards, totaling 123 yards. None of Trammell’s touches ended in touchdowns, but Matthew Anguiano completed two touchdown passes to Peter Gutierrez. Jaylon Hardaway and Charles Williams rushed for the other two Lehman scores.

A 33-yard touchdown run by Williams in the third quarter put the Lobos in commanding position, a 21-7 lead with 5:45 left in the third quarter. But Edison jumped back in quickly, scoring on a 21-yard pass to Joe Alvarez from Sergio Neaves with 4:03 left in the quarter, then on Seth Henry’s eight-yard run with 40 seconds left in the quarter.

Hardaway ran 20 yards for a Lehman touchdown, giving his team a 28-21 lead with 5:25 left in the game.

Lehman finished with 336 total yards, including 234 on the ground. Edison rushed 38 times for 167 yards, but the Bears were only 13 for 30 with 130 yards in their inefficient passing game.

Both teams had two turnovers, but Lehman was penalized 17 times for 122 yards, compared with three penalties for 12 yards against Edison.

Lehman, 1-1, plays next Thursday night against Crockett at Burger Stadium. Crockett is off to an unfortunate 0-2 start, losing 63-0 at Caldwell Friday after losing 49-0 last week at Dripping Springs.

Anderson 41, Hays 28

Hays and Anderson played evenly for three quarters, but Anderson decisively won the fourth and took home a 41-28 win at Bob Shelton Stadium.

By the time the third quarter ended, the momentum was with Anderson, which had rallied from a 28-14 deficit earlier in the period to a 28-28 tie. Scoring the only two touchdowns of the fourth quarter, Anderson ended the game scoring 27 straight points.

Veteran Anderson quarterback Sam Wehmeyer, in his third year as a starter, chopped up the Hays defense with 12 completions in 19 attempts for 172 yards and three touchdowns to Justin Clark.

An explosive running game launched the Rebels on a 14-0 lead in the first quarter, when Torrance Smith ran for a 46-yard touchdown and Michael Romero rushed for a 79-yard score. Wehmeyer got a little of it back with a 32-yard touchdown pass to Clark, but Smith came back with a 12-yard touchdown run that put the Rebels in a 21-7 lead. Wehmeyer found Clark for a seven yard score before halftime.

Romaro’s 24-yard touchdown run in the third quarter gave the Rebels a 28-14 lead before Anderson stormed ahead. Devonte Dewitty ran for an Anderson touchdown, then Wehmeyer and Clark combined for a 35-yard score to tie the game after three quarters.

In the fourth quarter, Dewitty ran 12 yards for a touchdown and Adam Hochman ran six yards for another score, finishing off the Anderson win.

Hays now is 1-1 with San Marcos visiting Bob Shelton Stadium next Friday night. San Marcos took its bye this week.

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