It’s been four years since the San Marcos High School football team won as many as two games in a season.
Now, it appears, the Rattlers are in position to break that streak. The Rattlers opened their season last Friday night with a 35-22 win at home against Dripping Springs. At 7:30 p.m. tonight, the Rattlers will return to their home field at Bobcat Stadium to play Victoria East, which suffered a lopsided, 60-20 loss on its home field last week against Gonzales.
The Rattlers last won as many as two games in 2009, when they finished 2-7. They had a game rained out that year in Bastrop, when the opening of a new stadium had to be cut short because of a withering storm.
San Marcos played a strong offensive game against Dripping Springs, totaling 468 yards. The running attack was especially productive, gaining 326 yards. Jonoah Fabian led the running attack with 182 yards in 20 carries.
If the Rattlers can maintain that kind of productivity, they will win their share of games this season. However, the Rattlers will seek improvement on the defensive side after allowing 499 total yards by Dripping Springs.