Lone Star Gridiron

Week 4 — Highlights and Records

Brookshire Royal defeated Sweeny 39-25 in a matchup of undefeated teams and LSG was there!! Sitting in the stands with the great fans from Sweeny and a full moon lighting up the sky made it a great night for Texas High School Football. Sweeny had a tough time hanging on to the football and gave it to the Falcons on their end of the field 4 times. That and Royals superstar running back Brandon Williams racking up 277 yards rushing gave the Falcons the victory.

Wimberley dominates early but barely escapes with a win against Sealy and LSG was there!!
The #5 ranked Wimberley Texans spent most of Friday night building a 31-17 over the #4 ranked Sealy Tigers. With just over one minute left in the game nearly everyone at the stadium assumed Wimberley would salt away the time and walk out with the win - everyone except the Texans offense. A Wimberley fumble in their own endzone was recovered for a touchdown by Sealy and
suddenly it was a new game. Sealy recovered the ensuing onside kick and scored again with just 7 seconds remaining. Sealy Head Coach Jimmie Mitchell decided to go for the two-point conversion and the win. There was no immediate call as Ricky Seals-Jones tried to go straight up the gut, but after a few nervous seconds, the fans at Texans Stadium erupt when officials signaled that it was no good. The Sealy head coach was penalized and then tossed from the game after storming onto the field incensed at the call. Another unsportsmanlike conduct call saw Sealy attempting their second straight onside-kick, this time from their own 15 yard line. Once again, Sealy recovered the high bouncer and had enough time for one play. A bit of trickery and improvisation turned into a long run by the Sealy QB that was stopped just 15 yards short of a miracle touchdown. Had the Sealy coaching staff not backed them up so far with penalties, it easily would have ended up as a score.
Wimberley was led by running back Dennis Smith who scored all of the Texan TDs with 3 rushing TDs and returned an interception 75 yards for another score.

Gilmer won 39-18 over Class 2A Division I #1 Daingerfield. Daingerfield is now 34-3 since the beginning of the 2008 season and all 3 losses have been to Gilmer. The Buckeyes scored 27 first half points to earn the victory. Daingerfield's 15 game winning streak is now over.

#22 1A DI Stamford defeated #8 1A DII Hamlin 18-13 in their 83rd all-time meeting.

Austin Lake Travis won the “Bonfire Battle” vs. Dripping Springs 38-0. It was the Cavaliers 8th win in a row at the battle.

Goldthwaite rallied to beat Mart 29-23 in a battle of top ten 1A teams. Mart led 23-7 at half before Goldthwaite turned the heat up and scored 22 unanswered points including a touchdown with only 1:16 remaining in the game.

Longview finally won a close game this year after losing in the final seconds to top ranked teams Allen and Lufkin. This time against another top ranked team the Lobos scored on a fake extra point conversion to beat #5 Abilene in overtime 32-31.

Pearland scored on a 42 yard pass play with only 11 seconds left to defeat Clear Springs in a wild one 40-38. The teams combined for 1058 yards of total offense.

San Antonio Madison running back Aaron Green ran for 241 yards and scored 4 TD's during their 45-28 victory over Converse Judson.

Look out for 2A Tatum who has wins over #5 3A Gilmer 47-41 and #8 3A Pittsburg 41-17!! They might be good enough to win the 3A championship.

Highland Park High School recently opened a $4.4 million indoor athletic facility.

Grape Creek Grape Creek running back Eli Untermeyer ran for 420 yards and scored 6 TDs during their 46-17 win over Alpine.

Cuero star running back Trent Jackson scored a touchdown on his first carry in last weeks game. On his second carry, he injured his knee and never returned to the game. Gobbler fans will be watching this one.

Legendary Head Coach Curtis Barbay has died from a heart attack. Barbay passed out during halftime of the Eagles game with Buna. He had coached Newton since 1975, winning two state titles and compiling a 317-96-6 all-time record. Barbay was returning to the field with his team after halftime when he suddenly stopped at the goal line and kneeled down. Paramedics arrived and rushed him to a Beaumont hospital, where he died the next day.

LONGEST CURRENT WINNING STREAKS
Wins - Team (District)
19 — Cayuga (8-1A DI)
18 — Euless Trinity (6-5A)
17 — Aledo (5-4A)

RECORDS

WR Trey Metoyer of Whitehouse caught 7 passes for 115 yards and scored 2 TDs during their win over Jacksonville last week. He now had 188 career receptions which has him in 19th place all-time. Next up with 192 catches is JARVIS WOODSON, Ennis, (4A) 2001-03. His 2,787 career receiving yards has him in 33rd place on the all-time list just ahead of Desmond Brigham,
Caddo Mills, 2005-07 who had 2,770 yards. Next up with 2,811 yards is CHAD FINCH, Sabine Pass, 1980-83. His 35 career TD receptions has him in a tie for 32nd place on the all-time list with Darius White, Fort Worth Dunbar, 2008-09, Justin Fenty, Denton Ryan, 2003-05 and John Washington, Dallas Roosevelt, 1971-73. Next up with 36 career TDs's is Omarius Hines, Corsicana, 2006-07.

K Ben Pruitt of The Woodlands did not kick any FG's during their 35-0 victory over Atascocita last week. He remains at 21 career Field Goals. This puts him into a tie for 35th place all-time with MATTHEW RODRIGUEZ, Ingleside, 2005-07.

RB Johnathan Gray of Aledo scored 5 TDs this week during their 64-0 victory over Timber Creek. He now has 76 career touchdowns which puts him into a tie for 50th place all-time. He is tied with TODDRICK PENDLAND, Newton, 2003-05, MARK FORD, Lockney, 2001-04, DERRICK ARNOLD, Houston Milby, 1997-99, KEYUO CRAVER, Harleton, 1996-97, TWONE SIMMONS, Thorndale, 1993-96, DERRICK RICHARDSON, Vernon, 1989-90. Next up with 77 career touchdowns is CHARLEY WALDREP, Celina, 2006-08 and DALLAS WIGGINS, Queen City, 1975-77.

RB Trent Jackson of Cuero scored 1 TD during their win against Pleasanton last week to bring his total to 69 career Touchdowns. He will need to reach 70 to tie for 63rd place all-time.

RB Herschel Sims scored 2 TDs last week during their loss to Longview. He now has 59 career Touchdowns. He will need to reach 70 to tie for 62nd place all-time.

RB Malcolm Brown of Cibolo Steele scored 2 TDs during their 27-7 win over Austin High last week. This brings his total to 61 career Touchdowns. He will need to reach 70 to tie for 62nd place all-time.

WR M.J. McFarland of El Paso Eldorado caught 11 passes during their win against El Paso Bel Air last week. This gives him 138 career receptions which is good enough to tie for 81st place on the all-time list. He is currently tied with BREECE JOHNSON, Colleyville Heritage, (5A) 2005-06, KYLE GUINYARD, Ennis, (4A) 2007-08 and CARLOS GALLEGOS, Royse City, (3A) 2005-07. Next up with 139 career receptions is RICKY SHEPHERD, Bovina, (2A) 1980-81.

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