Ranked fourth in Class 3A by the Associated Press, Wimberley stopped third-ranked Sealy on a two-point conversion with 11 seconds left Friday, squeezing out a 31-30 win.
The goal-line stuff sealed the Wimberley win while frustrating a Sealy comeback that included two touchdowns in the final minute.
Wimberley was just buttoning down a 31-17 win at home, punting from its own territory with 58 seconds remaining. But the Texans botched the snap and Sealy’s Brandon Andrews recovered it in the end zone, bringing Sealy within 31-24. Sealy promptly recovered the onside kick, then scored again when Cody Barrett threw a two-yard touchdown pass to Ricky Seals-Jones.
Rather than kick and put the game into overtime, the Tigers attempted a two-point conversion. However, after some apparent indecision, the officials ruled that Wimberley stopped Seals-Jones just short of goal line, a view not universally shared. Officials reportedly ruled that the runner’s knee touched the ground before he crossed the stripe.
Thus, the Texans improved to 5-0 with the makings of an outstanding season.
Dennis Smith’s contributions to the Texans didn’t stop with his usual offense Friday night. Smith also returned an interception 75 yards for a touchdown to give them a 7-0 lead in the first quarter. Smith rushed for 103 yards in 22 carries against a tough Sealy defense, including touchdown runs of five, 27 and four yards. The last of those gave the Texans a 31-17 lead early in the fourth quarterback.
Wimberley quarterback Brady Lambert completed 10 of 16 passes for 152 yards, while also rushing for 36 yards in 14 carries.
Sealy totaled 420 yards held the Wimberley running game to four yards per carry. Barrett completed 22 of 31 passes for 290 yards and rushed for another 31 yards in five attempts.
Yet, Sealy played from two touchdowns behind for most of the fourth quarter. Barrett threw three interceptions, including the one returned by Smith for a touchdown.
Wimberley finished the night with 315 total yards.
Now established as one of the elite Class 3A teams in Texas this year, the Texans take next week off before playing at home on Oct. 8 against Bandera to begin the District 26-3A season. Bandera is 0-4 with a game coming Saturday at Port Isabel.
Corpus Christi Carroll 41, San Marcos 6
The San Marcos Rattlers didn’t even give themselves a chance to win Friday night, fumbling three times in the first quarter in a 41-6 loss to Corpus Christi Carroll at Bobcat Stadium.
The Rattlers fumbled their first two times they had the ball. In each case, Carroll scored touchdowns. By halftime, the Tigers held a 31-0 lead.
The Rattlers finished the night with 260 yards. Their only score came on a 28-yard pass from Adrian Narvaiz to Dorian Perezwith 10:56 left in the game.
Jonathan Turner led the Carroll offense, rushing for 67 yards and receiving for another 75 yards. Carroll’s Jarvis Luckerson rushed 10 times for 100 yards.
Terrance Wilburn rushed for 74 yards to lead the Rattlers. Narvaiz completed six of 14 passes for 67 yards.
The Rattlers will play at home next week against Anderson, which is 4-0 after a 42-6 win against Seguin Friday night. The Rattlers are 0-4.
Louise 48, San Marcos Academy 15
Desmond Pulliam ran all over the field Friday night as Louise throttled San Marcos Academy (SMA), 48-15, at Ingram/A+FCU Stadium.
Pulliam rushed 15 times for 235 yards and three touchdowns to guide Louise, a Class 1A team. Markez Temple added 104 yards in 10 rushes.
Leading only 13-9 after the first quarter, Louise exploded in the second quarter and took a 36-18 halftime lead. At the end of the game, Louise had 498 total yards, compared with 113 for SMA. Both were season worst totals for SMA.
SMA takes next week off before starting the TAPPS DII-3 season on Oct. 8 at home against Texas Military Institute, which is 1-4. The Bears are 3-2.
Lake Travis 38, Dripping Springs 0
Lake Travis dominated like the superior team in a 38-0 win at Dripping Springs Friday night.
Lake Travis quarterback Colin Lagasse completed 17 of 28 passes for 182 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. Lagasse is only in the lineup because regular quarterback Michael Brewer, who is commited to Texas Tech, is recovering from injury.
Meanwhile, a cast of thousands added up to 212 rushing yards for the Cavaliers, who finished with 394 total yards.
Dripping Springs finished the night with 118 yards.
Dripping Springs is 2-3 after losing the District 25-4A opener for both teams. Lake Travis is 4-1.
The Tigers play at home next week against Vandegrift, which is 3-2 after a 59-3 loss at Cedar Park Friday night.Email | Print