It’s one down and nine to go for the San Marcos High School football team, which notched a 35-22 win at home against Dripping Springs in its season opener Friday night.
Jonoah Fabian led the way for the Rattlers with 182 rushing yards in 20 carries, while Zach Sterling had 109 combined yards receiving, rushing and passing.
Despite taking a 10-0 first quarter lead on Tucker Smith’s 18-yard run and Christian Munoz’s 40-yard field goal, the Rattlers had a hard time putting Dripping Springs away. The Tigers came back to take a 13-10 lead early in the second quarter on a four-yard run by T.J. Coble and a two-yard run by Bobby Credeur.
Sterling put the Rattlers back into a 17-13 lead with a one-yard run and they were ahead, 17-16, at halftime.
Fabian’s two-yard touchdown run in the third period increased the Rattlers lead to 24-16 before Credeur’s a nine-yard touchdown run brought the Tigers back to within 24-22.
But the Rattlers did all the rest of the scoring. Munoz hit a 25-yard field goal to make it 27-22, late in the third quarter. In the fourth quarter, Fabian caught a seven-yard touchdown pass from Sterling to finish the scoring.
Dripping Springs gained 499 total yards, completing 21 of 39 passes for 263 yards. The Rattlers totaled 468 yards, 326 of them on the ground. Smith completed 10 of 18 passes for 114 yards.
The Rattlers will next Friday night against Victoria East.Email | Print