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September 5th, 2009
Lehman defense takes big step in win


If a year means anything, it certainly showed up Friday night in the Lehman defense, which generated another strong outing Friday in a 41-6 win against Austin Reagan at Bob Shelton Stadium.

The Lobos improved to 2-0 with the win, and now prepare to play next Friday night at San Antonio Edison (7:30 p.m.). They have outscored their opponents, 65-12.

A year ago, the Lobos couldn’t handle Reagan quarterback JaQuarias Daniels, who torched them for three rushing touchdowns and three passing touchdowns in a 49-48 double-overtime thriller that went to Lehman at House Park. The Lobos took a 35-6 lead deep into the second quarter before Daniels led a furious comeback because the tiring Lehman defenders couldn’t keep up with him.

Friday night was a different story as a deeper, faster Lehman defense held Daniels to 34 yards in 17 carries and frustrated his passing game to the tune of three completions in 16 attempts for 62 yards. Considering that Daniels ran a 50-yard touchdown for Reagan’s only score, the Lehman defense bottled him up pretty clean for the rest of the game.

The Lobos called on sophomore quarterback Phil Anguiano to orchestrate 493 offensive yards. Anguiano completed only two of nine passes, but both completions went for touchdowns — a 24-yard strike to John Martell in the first quarter and a 69-yard completion to Jaylon Hardaway in the third.

Lehman running back Richard Porche carried 16 times for 102 yards, including a two-yard touchdown in the second quarter.

In another Hays County game, Class 4A upstart Dripping Springs beat Class 3A power Wimberley, 24-0, in Dripping Springs. The Tigers improved their record to 2-0.

Dripping Springs quarterback Jacob Moore rushed 23 times for 205 yards and three touchdowns, while completing 10 of 13 passes for 117 yards.

Wimberley running back Dennis Smith ran 18 times for 103 yards and his sidekick, Brooks Blakemore, carried 16 times for 78 yards. But the Texans passed for only 13 yards and lost three fumbles.

The Tigers play McCallum next Thursday night at House Park (7 p.m.).  Wimberley, 1-1, goes to La Vernia next Friday night (7:30 p.m.).

San Marcos Baptist Academy went on the road Friday night to demolish San Antonio Brooks Academy, 64-0. The Bears now are 2-0.

Michael Latham rushed for touchdowns of 48, 35 and 72 yards.

The Bears jumped to leads of 28-0 after one quarter and 49-0 at halftime.

San Marcos Baptist plays at Runge next Saturday night (7:30 p.m.).

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