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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.

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4 thoughts on “Rattlers rip Dripping Springs in football opener

  1. Your stats aren’t correct. The 4th TD was a pass from Tucker Smith to Zack Sterling, not from Sterling to Fabian.

  2. Thanks for the coverage.Rattlers had 464 total yards.(224 rushing and 240 passing)Dripping Springs had 318 total yards.(82 rushing and 236 passing)

  3. Thursday night game (Not Friday)

    Date Opponent Game Time Location
    Fri, Aug 23, 13 Away vs SA SOUTHSIDE/BRENNAN (Scrim) TBA AWAY
    Fri, Aug 30, 13 Home vs DRIPPING SPRINGS HS (Little Rattler Night) 7:30 PM BOBCAT STADIUM
    Thu, Sep 5, 13 Home vs VICTORIA EAST (Jr. High Night) 7:30 PM BOBCAT STADIUM
    Fri, Sep 13, 13 Away vs GEORGETOWN HS 7:30 PM AWAY
    Fri, Sep 20, 13 Away vs UNIVERSITY HIGH (WACO) 7:30 PM AWAY
    Thu, Sep 26, 13 Home vs STEELE HS (SMCISD Athlete Night) 7:30 PM BOBCAT STADIUM
    Fri, Oct 4, 13 Away vs OPEN
    Fri, Oct 11, 13 Away vs SMITHSON VALLEY HS 7:30 PM AWAY
    Thu, Oct 17, 13 Home vs NEW BRAUNFELS HS (Senior Night) 7:30 PM BOBCAT STADIUM
    Fri, Oct 25, 13 Away vs JUDSON HS 7:30 PM AWAY
    Fri, Nov 1, 13 Home vs WAGNER HS (Homecoming) 7:30 PM BOBCAT STADIUM
    Fri, Nov 8, 13 Away vs N.B. CANYON HS 7:30 PM AWAY

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