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The San Marcos High School football team jumped all over Victoria East Thursday night, assuming a 21-0 lead in the first period on the way to a 38-12 victory.

The Rattlers, who hadn’t won two games in a season since 2009, improved to 2-0 in the new season.

San Marcos lead rusher Jonoah Fabian started it with a 68-yard touchdown run in the first quarter to five the Rattlers a 7-0 lead. Fabian ended the game with 151 yards in 10 carries. He now has 331 rushing yards two games into the season.

Rattlers quarterback Tucker Smith ran seven yards for one touchdown and threw five yards to Zach Sterling for another. Smith completed 11 of 15 passes for 142 yards. Sterling gained 22 yards rushing, 51 receiving and 18 passing, for a total of 91 yards.

Robert Rocha and Brandon Chapman carried six times between them, but each rushed for a touchdown. Rocha ran 29 yards in the second quarter to give the Rattlers a 28-0 lead, and Chapman scored from 14 yards out to make it 38-6 in the third period.

The Rattlers finished the game with 430 total yards, 272 of them on the ground. Victoria East totaled 321 yard, 258 on the ground.

San Marcos will play its first road game Friday, when it ventures to Georgetown (7:30 p.m.).

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