San Marcos Academy coach Les Davis talks with his players before Friday’s 46-29 loss at Corpus Christi John Paul II. Photo by Ronald Oswalt.
As expected, the Hays Rebels thumped Lockhart, 31-0, in a Friday night District 27-4A high school football game, maintaining its playoff position.
The win gave the Rebels their first two-game winning streak of the season as they improved to 5-3 overall and 3-1 in the district. Smithson Valley took the district lead with a 21-0 shutout at Alamo Heights. The Rangers improved to 6-1 and 3-0, while Alamo Heights dropped to 6-2 and 3-1. Alamo Heights holds the second-place tiebreaker against Hays after winning their head-to-head, 35-17, on Oct. 1.
New Braunfels Canyon, the fourth-place team at 3-5 and 2-2, plays at Hays on Oct. 29. The Cougars won a critical game Friday night, 42-35 at Schertz Clemens, which fell to fifth place at 3-4 and 1-2. Lockhart and Lehman have yet to win in the district. The top four teams go to the playoffs.
The Rebels entirely took away Lockhart’s running game, holding the Lions to 135 total yards, seven first downs and only 16 rushing yards in seven attempts.
Meanwhile, the Hays offense was efficient and consistent, putting up points in every quarter. Quarterbacks Mason Cervenka and Caleb Kimbro wasted few plays in the passing game, combining for seven completions in nine attempts for 61 yards and two touchdowns, including Kimbro’s 16-yard strike to Ty Green in the first quarter and Cervenka’s seven-yard pass to Torrance Smith in the fourth period.
Smith rushed 13 times for 75 yards and a ten-yard touchdown carry in the third quarter. Others kicked in, led by Michael Romero with seven attempts for 54 yards and a five-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. Kimbro also rushed for 53 yards and Cervenka rushed for 45 yards.
San Antonio Wagner 42, San Marcos 7
The San Marcos Rattlers not only lost again Friday night, but they lost again big.
San Antonio Wagner came to Bobcat Stadium Friday night and hung a 42-17 loss on the Rattlers, who now are 0-2 in District 25-5A and 0-7 overall. It was the sixth time this season that the Rattlers have allowed more than 40 points.
But the San Marcos offense was every bit as much to blame as the defense. The Rattlers rushed the ball 56 times for only 204 yards and made three turnovers. Freshman quarterback Zack Sterling, who completed eight of 13 pass in his first extended playing time last week against New Braunfels, completed only two of 12 passes against Wagner for 12 yards with two interceptions.
Wagner ran the ball with ease against the Rattlers, covering 371 rushing yards in 34 attempts. Jacquoi Beauregard rushed 11 times for 159 yards, including touchdown runs of 63 and 34 yards for Wagner.
Those runs accounted for the first two scores for Wagner, which built a 28-0 lead before Terrance Wilburn ran for a one-yard San Marcos touchdown in the second period. Wagner added two second-half touchdowns to complete the route.
The Rattlers will take a crack at winning a game next Friday at Seguin, which is 1-6 overall and 0-2 in the district after a 25-16 loss at Converse Judson Friday night.
Wimberley 38, Canyon Lake 18
Wimberley struggled a bit defensively at home Friday night, but quarterback Brady Lambert amassed 273 total yards and accounted for two touchdowns as the Texans stayed perfect with a 38-18 win against Canyon Lake.
Lambert completed 10 of 15 passes for 158 yards and a 26-yard touchdown pass to Jared Kutz to give the Texans a 28-10 lead in the third quarter.
Kutz also returned a punt 75 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter, giving the Texans their first lead of the game at 14-7. With one touchdown on special teams, another on offense, a 25-yard field goal in the fourth quarter and four point-after kicks, Kutz scored 20 points.
Lambert also led the Texans in rushing with 125 yards in 16 carries, which included a five-yard touchdown run near the end of the game. Trinity Wilson added to the Wimberley running attack with 79 yards in 15 carries, which included a one-yard touchdown in the first quarter and a 66-yard touchdown in the second.
Canyon Lake quarterback Jeffrey Nabors completed 13 of 26 passes for 263 yards, but he also threw three interceptions. The Hawks finished with 386 total yards.
Wimberley is 7-0 overall and 2-0 in District 26-3A. The Texans play next Friday at Fredericksburg, which notched its first win of the season with a 24-21 decision against Bandera Friday. The Billies are 1-6 overall and 1-1 in the district. The only other team that is unbeaten in District 26-3A is Geronimo Navarro, which crushed Boerne, 52-12, Friday night.
Dripping Springs 42, Leander Rouse 14
Dripping Springs set itself up to all but clinch a playoff spot next week after a 42-14 win at Leander Rouse.
The Tigers scored the first four touchdowns of the game to take a 28-0 lead in the second quarter, led by running back Omar Pereyra’s touchdown runs of nine and 11 yards. Pereyra rushed for 123 yards in 18 carries. Tyler Blakey added 83 yards in 12 rushed for the Tigers.
The victory made Dripping Springs 4-4 overall and all alone in fourth place at 2-2 in District 25-4A. Next Friday night, Marble Falls visits Dripping Springs in a game that stands to determine the final playoff position in the district. The Mustangs dropped to 3-4 and 1-2 with a 42-7 loss to Cedar Park Friday night.
If Dripping Springs beats Marble Falls next Friday, then it could finish no worse than tied for fourth place with Marble Falls in District 25-4A, and the Tigers would own the tiebreaker for winning the head-to-head. But it’s unlikely the Mustangs could force that tie, anyway, because they still have to play Lake Travis on Oct. 29.
Corpus Christi John Paul II 46, San Marcos Academy 29
San Marcos Academy (SMA) fell to 0-2 in TAPPS DII-3 with a 46-29 loss Friday night at Corpus Christi John Paul II.
SMA was as close as 32-27 with 11:08 left in the game, when Diondrick McCoy ran one yard for a touchdown. But John Paul II put the hammer down at home and added two touchdowns before the game ended.
The Bears rushed for 136 yards and passed for 193 yards. John Paul II rushed for 199 yards and passed for 153 yards.
SMA, now 3-4 overall, ventures outside of the district to play St. Stephen’s Thursday night (7:30 p.m.). St. Stephen’s, a Southwest Prep independent team, is 2-3 overall.Email | Print