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November 6th, 2010
Wimberley rallies, others fault on last night of football season

STAFF REPORT

The regular season in high school football ended in a bummer for every team in Hays County except for Wimberley, which capped a perfect regular season in Boerne.

The Texans stomped Boerne, 42-21, finishing the regular season 10-0 overall and 5-0 in District 26-3A. Despite losing top running back and Texas A&M recruit Dennis Smith last month with an injury, Wimberley figures to be one of the favorites statewide as the Class 3A playoffs begin next week.

The Texans will begin the playoffs next Friday night against Llano at Dragon Stadium in Round Rock.

Boerne actually pounced on Wimberley Friday night, taking a 21-0 lead in the second quarter. But the Texans ended up blowing down the Greyhounds with 431 total yards as Trinity Wilson rushed for 92 yards and three touchdowns.

Wilson ran for two touchdowns from within the red zone before quarterback Brady Lambert threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Hunter Burttschell with 1:51 left in the third quarter, bringing the game to a 21-21 tie.

Wimberley went on the kill the suspense with three touchdowns in five minutes during the fourth quarter. The last of them, a 65-yard run by Colby Kelley, gave the Texans a 42-21 lead with 2:21 left.

Smithson Valley 41, Hays 0

The Hays Rebels went to Smithson Valley Friday night with a chance to force a three-way tie for first place in District 27-4A with a win. Instead, Smithson Valley produced, perhaps, the most lopsided win of the year within the district.

Smithson Valley won, 41-0, scoring touchdowns on its first six possessions. Not only did the Rangers roll up 472 yards of offense, but they held Hays to a total output of 112 yards.

Smithson Valley quarterback Parker McKenzie completed 10 of 11 passes for 205 yards and four touchdowns to four different receivers. Running back Lach Labanna rushed for 75 yards and two touchdowns in 10 carries to lead the running game.

The Rebels finish the regular season third in District 27-4A at 6-4 overall and 4-2 in the district. They will open the Class 4A playoffs next Friday at Robert Lenhoff Stadium in Schertz against Kerrville Tivy, which is ranked fifth in the state by the Associated Press.

Tivy finished the regular season 9-1 overall and 6-0 in District 28-4A for the championship. The Antlers scored 374 points in their six district games (an average of 63.3), never scoring fewer than 55 points in any district game. Its only loss all year was a 37-33 thriller against three-time defending state champion Lake Travis. Tivy quarterback Johnny Manzeil averages 441.0 yards per game of total offense — 140.3 rushing and 300.7 passing.

Smithson Valley finishes the regular season 9-1 and 6-0 as the undisputed champion of District 27-4A. The Rangers will open the playoffs next Thursday against Uvalde (5-5) at Farris Stadium in San Antonio.

Steele 50, San Marcos 7

Any thought that San Marcos would sneak out of Schertz with a win against Cibolo Steele was erased in Friday night’s first quarter, during which Steele scored five touchdowns on the way to a 50-7 romp.

The Knights were clearly playing it for playoff preparation. After star running back Malcom Brown ran 21 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter for a 29-0 lead, he took the rest of the night off. Brown rushed four times for 41 yards.

Shortly after Brown’s touchdown, Steele’s Andre Jenkins returned an interception 18 yards for a touchdown to make it 36-0 with 1:27 left in the first quarter.

The Rattlers ran the ball well on a night that quickly descended into garbage time, finishing with 246 rushing yards. Jerome Harris led the Rattlers with 95 rushing yards in 14 attempts.

San Marcos ends its worst season ever at 0-10 overall and 0-5 in District 25-5A. Steele wins the district at 8-2 and 5-0.

Lockhart 28, Lehman 14

The Lehman football season, already disappointing, ended even worse Friday night as the Lobos lost at home to previously winless Lockhart, 28-14.

The Lobos finish the season 3-7 overall and 0-6 in District 27-4A. In five years of varsity competition, the Lobos are 1-29 in district games, losing every district game four times.

Lockhart got to finish a dreadful season on a high note, improving to 1-9 and 1-5.

The Lobos actually took a 14-0 lead in the first quarter, as Levi Medley returned the opening kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown and Matt Anguiano threw a 24-yard touchdown pass to Peter Gutierrez.

But the Lobos packed it in and couldn’t stop Lockhart running back Joseph Bell, who rushed for three touchdowns in the second quarter and gave the Lions a 21-14 halftime lead.

Bell rushed 32 times for 120 yards. Lehman produced a total of 130 offensive yards.

Hyde Park 42, San Marcos Academy 7

Hyde Park running back Kyle Cook had a field day, rushing 10 times for 163 yards and three touchdowns in a 42-7 win against San Marcos Academy (SMA).

SMA finishes the season 3-7 overall and 0-4 in TAPPS II-3.

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