VOLLEYBALL: South San steps up as one of 28-6A’s leaders

AREA TEAMS INCLUDED: East Central, South San, Southwest.

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The sands may shift considerably as this year’s District 28-6A race progresses, but they were stacked in a new configuration after four matches.

South San (14-15, 4-1) won its first four district matches to claim a rare spot atop the district standings. It was the first time in at least six seasons that the Bobcats had been in first place.

“They have improved a lot,” South San coach Evelyn Pineda said. “The girls see that nobody is given a starting spot. They have to work for it and earn that spot. They are hungry.”

A 25-11, 25-9, 25-13 loss to East Central (20-17, 4-1) Oct. 9 elevated the Hornets to share first with the Bobcats and Southwest (18-13, 4-1).

The Bobcats had strengthened its hold on first with a 25-16, 25-15, 25-17 win over Corpus Christi Carroll (6-13, 1-4) Oct. 6 at South San. They played like a first-place team, repelling the Tigers each time they threatened to put together a run.

“I’m glad to be an important part of this team,” South San senior Clarissa Ruiz said. “We’ve had a great season so far.”

Ruiz is one of a handful of seniors who were promoted from last year’s junior varsity. The group includes middle blockers Arantxa Saucedo and Celeste Alfaro.

Saucedo (13 kills) ended the first game against Carroll with a kill through the Tigers’ block attempt, following an ace from Ruiz. Alfaro produced four consecutive points to help the Bobcats pull out Game 2. In the final game, Saucedo produced back-to-back kills for a 14-7 lead and Ruiz silenced the Tigers with a seven-point service run.

“We’re just trying to stay humble and play our game,” Ruiz said. “We want to fight and be a team as one.”

Senior Erica Jimenez finished with a team-high 12 assists. Samantha Velasquez contributed 13 digs. Amanda Vallejo added 2.5 blocks.

South San was coming off a five-game win over Southwest Oct. 2 at South San. The Dragons overcame a 14-11 deficit to win the fifth game and defeat the Dragons for the first time in several seasons.

“They were a little off today, but it was a slow-tempo team,” Pineda said. “Southwest does a quicker pace like we do. But I tell them, ‘You have to be ready.’ ”

At East Central, Jimenez led with 11 assists. Saucedo slammed five kills and Alfaro added two blocks. Delilah Lugo contributed 10 digs and two aces.

East Central was led by senior Kaylin Mills, who chipped in 25 assists and a whopping nine aces. Kirstin Bradley led with 13 digs. Lindsey Lubianski smashed 3.5 blocks. Skeyler Embry drilled eight kills.

 

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VOLLEYBALL WEEKEND REPORT: Harlandale makes statement in 28-5A race

AREA TEAMS INCLUDED: Brackenridge, Edison, Harlandale, Highlands, Jefferson, Sam Houston, Southwest.

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Harlandale (22-8, 10-2) vaulted over two fallen opponents to land in second place in District 28-5A. The Indians defeated Highlands Oct. 6 (19-9, 8-3) and Edison (17-20, 8-3) Oct. 9.

Cassandra Munoz led the Indians to a marathon 25-22, 25-27, 14-25, 25-19, 15-10 win at Edison with 16 digs and five aces. Tanya Ramos contributed 16 kills and four blocks. Junior Kianna Sandoval dealt 22 assists.

Edison’s Marissa Cortinas produced 21 digs and 16 assists. Kayla Lyons also made 21 digs and Emma Garza added nine. Liann Mayen finished with 10 kills and three blocks.

The Indians defeated Highlands 25-21, 25-23, 25-10 at Harlandale.

Ramos led Harlandale with 12 kills and three blocks. Munoz added eight kills and five digs. Sandoval finished with 13 assists and Brandie Herrera had 12. Pamela Sandoval had a team-high 10 digs.

Other key contributors for the Indians were: Mandy Mendez (6 kills, 4 digs, 2 blocks), Skye Perez (4 kills, 2 blocks) and Hailey Reinwalt (6 kills).

For Highlands, Genesis Garcia made 17 digs. Jazlyn Lozoya connected for 15 assists. Jenelle Rodriguez had four blocks.

YWLA 3, Edison 2

The Cardinals (5-15) manufactured one of the biggest upsets of the season with a 25-21, 25-23, 16-25, 8-25, 16-14 non-district win Oct. 6 Edison (17-19).

Jylian Bolton led Young Women’s Leadership Academy with eight kills and five digs. Gabrielle Jacobo also recorded eight kills. Azel Garza and Emily DeHoyos each served four aces.

Edison was led by Cortinas with 18 assists, 17 digs, five kills and three aces. Lyons (26 digs), Elizabeth Robledo (19 digs), Garza (10 digs) and Dehli Reyes (8 digs) were among the Golden Bears’ defensive standouts. Samantha Lara served 10 aces and had five kills.

Southwest 3, Corpus Christi Ray 0

The Dragons kept pace in the competitive District 28-6A race with a pair of wins over Corpus Christi schools.

Southwest swept Corpus Christi Ray (2-3 in district) 25-16, 25-17, 25-15 Oct. 6 at Southwest. The Dragons finished the week with another home win, defeating Carroll 25-17, 25-8, 26-24.

Against Carroll, Aashlyn Sulaica had 11 kills and Eli Ponce supplied seven. Sulaica also served two aces. Angie Aguilar was the team leader with 18 assists. Senior Fey Bock (3.5) was the Dragons’ leading blocker.

Sulaica again finished with 11 kils in the win over Ray. Jessica Morales and Jailene Garcia each contributed six kills. Aguilar served two aces to go with her 17 assists.

Sam Houston 3, Brackenridge 0

The Hurricanes (10-15, 6-6) moved into fifth place in District 28-5A with two wins. Sam Houston outlasted Jefferson (6-16, 2-9) 25-20, 25-23, 25-27, 21-25, 15-13 Oct. 6 and defeated Brackenridge (7-28, 1-11) 25-17, 25-15, 25-20 Oct. 9 at Alamo Convocation Center.

Sam Houston received a whopping 38 assists, seven digs and three aces from senior Rita Davis. Natalie Coburn (17 kills, 12 digs, 2 blocks) and Alejandra Mendez (15 kills, 14 digs, 2 blocks) also were standouts.

Ariyon Mondy served nine aces and Katrina Munoz landed four. Alexis Carmichael was credited with six digs and three blocks. Shalley Anthony had four digs.

Jefferson was led by senior Angela Hardcastle with eight kills and seven digs. Madelyn Chavez distributed 23 assists.

Against Brackenridge, Coburn led the Hurricanes with 13 kills, 11 digs and five blocks. Mendez also had 13 kills, to complement 10 digs and three aces. Mondy served a team-high six aces and Munoz added four.

Davis recorded 30 assists and three blocks. Jakailah McBride had four blocks. Carmichael chipped in four digs.

Eshe Malone led Brackenridge with 10 digs and six kills. Marquanique Freeman and Rebekah Esquivel finished with five assists. Esquivel also served two aces.

FOOTBALL: Brackenridge passes torch to heir apparent in win over Burbank

AREA TEAMS INCLUDED: Brackenridge, Burbank.

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An injury to Ramon Richards opened the door for Antonio Lopez to gain experience as a sophomore quarterback in 2013.

Thankfully for Brackenridge (2-5, 2-3), the injury that kept Lopez from competing against rival Burbank (0-6, 0-4) Oct. 10 was not of the season-ending variety, as Richards’ was. However, Vincent Gonzalez’s introduction to varsity action was similar to Lopez’s.

The current Eagles sophomore threw for a 361 yards and four touchdowns in a 33-13 win at Alamo Stadium. Lopez, now a senior who missed the game because of minor injuries, also passed for four touchdowns in his debut.

“We had a young guy under center because Tony’s out this week,” Brackenridge coach Willie Hall said. “(Lopez) will be all right. We just needed to give him a break.

“We thought Vincent was ready, but you don’t know until the game’s underway.”

Three of Gonzalez’s scoring passes went to junior receiver Justin Eaton (128 yards, 4 receptions).

“We were just exited for it,” Eaton said. “We did what we had to do without our main quarterback. We wanted to show we could do it by ourselves.”

The game’s first two touchdowns were scored by sophomore quarterbacks.

Gonzalez scored on a one-yard quarterback sneak with 7:17 left in the first quarter. Burbank answered with a 63-yard run from its sophomore QB Dylan Gusme (114 yards, 14 carries). The score was tied 6-6 as the quarter ended.

Brackenridge took the lead as Gonzalez passed 15 yards to senior Jalen Davis and 24 yards to Eaton in the end zone on the two plays of the second quarter. Ahead 13-6, Brack drove 58 yards to score with 1:25 until halftime. Two passes to Eaton covered 49 yards.

“That’s a preview of next year,” Eaton said with a smile.

Burbank drove 68 yards off the second half kickoff to close within 20-13. A 24-yard pass from Jeremiah Medina to Rubyn Salazar kept the drive alive. Gusme passed 12 yards to Diego Vela for the score.

Brackenridge pulled ahead again on a 58-yard pass play from Gonzalez to Davis (118 yards, 5 reception), who made an over-the-shoulder catch in stride at the Burbank 15.

“(Having experienced receivers) always helps,” Hall said, “but the thing that was most important was the guys on the line. They gave him the opportunity to see some guys open downfield.”

The Bulldogs threatened to keep their forward momentum going with a fumble recovery by Nathan Teplitzky and a 27-yard interception return from Devin Gusme. Pressure from the Eagles’ defensive front kept Burbank from mounting consistent progress offensively.

“They’ve been pretty strong all season,” Hall said. “It’s the back end where we had some problems last week against Sam Houston. The guys up front have been doing a great job.”

Eaton turned on the jets to haul in his third touchdown pass from Gonzalez. The play spanned 55 yards with 3:30 remaining.

“I was just covered, so I had to get a little bit of separation,” Eaton said. “I made a move while the ball was in flight.”

With the victory, Brackenridge moved into a sixth-place tie in the district and kept its playoff hopes alive.

“We couldn’t afford any more (losses),” Hall said, “if we’re going to have a chance to play some games at the end of the season.”

FOOTBALL WEEKEND REPORT: South San notches James’ first victory

AREA TEAMS INCLUDED: Central Catholic, Edison, Lanier, South San.

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South San (1-5, 1-0) recorded its first win under coach Louis James in their District 28-6A opener against Corpus Christi Ray (1-5, 0-1) Oct. 9 at South San.

The Bobcats overcame a 17-point halftime deficit with 20 unanswered points for a 34-31 win. Darius Prescott scored on an eight-yard reverse with 5:03 remaining in the third quarter. Justin Acosta, who scored on a six-yard sweep in the second quarter, ran in from two yards before the quarter ended.

The Bobcats scored again on a six-yard run early in the fourth quarter. They stopped Ray at the South San nine and forced a fumble to secure the win.

South San recovered four fumbles.

Central Catholic 36, St. Anthony 0

The Buttons (4-2, 1-0) began their TAPPS District I-2 season with a shutout win Oct. 10 at St. Anthony (3-3, 0-1).

Thomas Palomera (151 yards, 4 receptions) caught two touchdown passes and Caleb Salinas (55 yards, 12 carries) ran for two touchdowns for Central Catholic. Palomera started the scoring on a 60-yard pass play from James Morton (5 of 8, 158 yards). A 21-yard scoring run from Salinas gave the Buttons a 15-0 halftime lead.

Palomera caught a 15-yard touchdown pass from Morton and Austin Vargas ran for a four-yard score to give Central Catholic a 29-point edge at halftime. Salinas scored on another 21-yard run in the third quarter.

The Buttons outgained St. Anthony 275-146 and produced three interceptions.

Edison 17, Lanier 6

The Golden Bears (3-3, 2-2) got a breakout game from sophomore back Chris Maurico in a District 28-6A over Lanier (0-7, 0-5) Oct. 9 at the SAISD Complex.

Mauricio ran for 144 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries. First-quarter rushing touchdowns from Livan Hernandez (55 yards, 16 carries) and Mauricio staked Edison to a 14-0 lead.

Lanier closed within eight points on a three-yard scoring run from Steve Torres with 7:42 remaining in the third quarter. Edison’s Joseph Delgado completed the scoring with a 25-yard field goal.

The Golden Bears mustered 383 total yards. Sophomore quarterback Joshua Gonzales completed seven of nine passes for 109 yards. Hernandez had a 51-yard reception.

Lanier quarterback Jeremiah Esquivel threw for 103 yards and ran for 71. Phoenix Perez ran for 45 yards on eight carries. Adrian Lozoya caught four passes for 42 yards.

VOLLEYBALL WEEKEND REPORT (Sept. 27-Oct. 3): Southside, South San ascend to first place

AREA TEAMS INCLUDED: Holy Cross, Kennedy. Lanier, McCollum, Memorial, Sam Houston, South San, Southside, Southwest.

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Four area teams finished the week of Sept. 27-Oct. 3 in first place, including upstarts Southside and South San.

Holy Cross (35-6, 11-0) and McCollum (20-9, 9-1) have held first place in TAPPS District 4-4A and District 28-5A, respectively, throughout the season. South San also has come out of the gate quickly to seize the lead in what is expected to be a very competitive 28-6A race.

Southside rose up through the ranks with a pair of wins.

South San 3, Southwest 2

The Bobcats (13-14, 3-0) rose to the top of District 28-6A with a pair of wins. The victory over Southwest Oct. 2 was their first over the Dragons in several years.

South San swept Corpus Christi King 25-9, 25-7. 25-14 Sept. 29 and battled to a 25-23, 25-17, 19-25, 24-26, 17-15 victory over Southwest (16-13, 2-1). Both matches took place at South San.

Against Southwest, senior Erica Jimenez dished 25 assists and Clarissa Ruiz blasted 15 kills to lead South San. The Bobcats trailed 14-11 in the decisive fifth game.

Amanda Vallejo provided 3.5 blocks for South San. Samantha Velasquez recorded 25 digs.

Junior Aashlyn Sulaica led Southwest with a whopping 21 kills. Brandy Martinez made 31 digs. Angie Aguilar led the Dragons with 30 assists. Jailene Garcia served three aces and Jessica Morales made three blocks.

Ruiz had 14 kills and 10 digs against King. Jay Torres led the Bobcats with 16 assists. Celeste Alfaro and Vallejo had 1.5 blocks apiece.

Southside 3, Laredo Nixon 0

The Cardinals (15-12, 6-1) were part of a three-way tie for first place in District 29-5A with Somerset and Medina Valley, following an impressive Sept. 29 win over the Panthers (14-14, 6-1) and a sweep at Laredo Nixon (4-3 in district) Oct. 2.

The sweep at Medina Valley threw the district into chaos. The Panthers previously were unbeaten in 29-5A.

Amber Martinez led the Cardinals with 15 kills. Tyler Bolton distributed 28 assists. Junior Alyssa Gallardo made 23 digs. Briana Martinez served three aces. Mia Soto and Chloe Davis each had 1.5 blocks.

Southside statistics from the Laredo Nixon match were unavailable.

Memorial 3, Kennedy 2

The Minutemen (4-17, 2-6) swept the season series with archrival Kennedy (0-24, 0-9) by winning a tight District 27-5A match Sept. 29 at Edgewood Gym.

Memorial won 25-16, 25-21, 11-25, 15-25, 15-7. Minutemen statistics were unavailable.

Gayle Talamantez led Kennedy with 11 digs and five aces. Victoria Klebahn recorded 22 assists. Abigail Gomez and Bryanna Munguia each made eight kills.

Holy Cross 3, Victoria St. Joseph 1

The Knights picked up a pair of key wins in its quest for the TAPPS District 4-4A championship, defeating San Antonio Christian (10-8, 6-3) Sept. 29 and nemesis Victoria St. Joseph (15-7, 9-2) Oct. 1 in Victoria.

Victoria Gonzalez (15 kills, 6 digs, 3 aces) and Henrianna Ibarra (14 kills, 13 digs) led Holy Cross at San Antonio Christian. Daisy Flores also made 13 digs. Anna Zuniga contributed 17 assists, six digs and two aces.

Kimberly Butcher pitched in with 14 assists and nine digs. Brie-Anna Armstrong produced 3.5 blocks and four kills.

Statistics from the St. Joseph match were unavailable.

McCollum 3, Sam Houston 0

The Cowboys cemented their District 28-5A lead with a pair of wins.

Oct. 2 at McCollum, Senior Victoria Yzaguirre (5 blocks) and sophomore Miranda Rich (5 aces) led the Cowboys with six kills apiece in a 25-10, 25-9, 25-13 win over Sam Houston (8-15, 4-6).

Sophomore Alyssa Dimas served eight aces for McCollum. Savannah Borjas dealt a team-best 10 assists.

Senior Rita Davis led the Hurricanes with nine digs and six assists. Shalley Anthony also finished with nine digs. Natalie Coburn pounded four kills and made eight digs. Ariyon Mondy contributed seven digs.

Yzaguirre led McCollum with an outstanding match Sept. 29 at Lanier (11-13, 3-6). The senior smashed 19 kills, served eight aces and hustled for nine digs.

Senior Lauryn Maldonado had a team-high 22 digs. Miranda Rich (8 digs) produced 14 kills and freshman Brianna Rich added five. Borjas (5 digs) with 21 and Alysia Garcia with 15 were the assist leaders. Freshman Jurnee Dimas made nine digs.

For the Voks, Esmi Garza made 30 digs. Jackie Juarez hammered 12 kills. Rae Ann Douglas dished 19 assists. Mystique Garcia made two blocks.

VOLLEYBALL: Royals trying to sow seeds for future success

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St. Gerard is relying on its experience and enthusiasm to set the tone for future success in TAPPS District 3-III.

The Royals (3-7, 0-4) have a foundation of eight seniors under new coach Leo Maltos. Although they’ve yet to win their first match in a district that features well-established powers like Boerne Geneva and Schertz John Paul II, Maltos is happy with what he’s seeing from his squad.

“When I first started, the girls didn’t know the game very well,” Maltos said. “Every day they’ve (made) improvment. The girls have exceeded expectations.

“We’re an up-and-coming little school, and little team.”

In an Oct. 1 match at St. Gerard, the Royals battled Kerrville Our Lady of the Hills to within 25-18 in Game 1. The Hawks dominated the second game, winning 25-6 and established a 19-6 lead in Game 3.

A block from Keeli Wallace started the Royals’ late-game comeback. A cross-court kill and a back-row kill from Esme Flores closed the gap to 20-8. A kill from St. Gerard captain Vanessa Morin and a hitting error held off the Hawks on match point, but Our Lady of the Hills prevailed 25-12.

“We rely a lot on Vanessa Morin,” Maltos said. “They respond to her intensity. They look up to her.”

St. Gerard played without a key substitute, Chrishanna Jones, who originally didn’t think she had the availability to be on the team because of job and family commitments, according to Maltos.

“My team is really close, like sisters,” Maltos said. “They do me proud, whether we win or lose. They’re leaving it all on the court.”

Maltos came to St. Gerard from the Superior volleyball club, which is one of the closer clubs to St. Gerard. After he was hired, the Royals only had time to run a three-week camp before the season began. He’s hoping that, as time goes by, more of his players will be motivated to participate at the club level.

“I tell them, ‘If you give me 100 percent, I’ll give you 100 percent,’ ” Maltos said. “We want to be the team that turns things around.”

FOOTBALL: Cowboys forge three-way tie for second in 28-5A

AREA TEAMS INCLUDED: Jefferson, McCollum.

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McCollum took some time to find its bearings with a new coaching staff, but the Cowboys made a statement Oct. 9 that they’ve arrived.

The Cowboys (3-3, 3-1) forged a three-way tie for second place in District 28-5A with a 48-28 win over Jefferson (2-5, 2-3) at Alamo Stadium. McCollum was tied with Highlands (4-2, 3-1) and idle Harlandale (3-3, 3-1).

“We’ve got to keep them humble,” first-year McCollum coach Greg Felux said. “To be 3-1 in district is something that hasn’t happened here in a while. We’ll coach them about that in practice.”

The loss dropped Jefferson to fifth place.

The Mustangs were within 21-14 at halftime, courtesy of a 24-yard pass from General Gonzalez to Eric Flores and an 11-yard scoring run from Jesse Flores (245 yards, 29 attempts).

McCollum senior back Mike Ramirez ( yards, attempts) accounted for each of McCollum’s 21 first-half points.

He carried twice for 30 yards after a Sean Salinas fumble recovery put McCollum in striking range. With 10:41 left in the first quarter, Ramirez ran nine yards for a 7-0 lead.

Jefferson drove 71 yards for the tying score, which came on a 20-yard pass from General Gonzalez to Eric Flores. But the Cowboys regained the lead three plays later, when Ramirez turned a screen from Jordan Ortega (8 of 11, 123 yards) into a 54-yard touchdown.

Ramirez broke a tackle at the Jefferson 45.

“Mike is a tremendous athlete,” Felux said. “He’s done a great job, because he’s the guy everybody looks for. We had a great performance from the offensive line tonight, making sure they were opening holes for him.”

The Mustangs once again tied the score. It was 14-14 after Jefferson covered 65 yards in two plays, including Jesse Flores’ 11-yard touchdown run.

With just 48 seconds left in the half, Ramirez swept to the right side and dashed 50 yards down the sideline to give McCollum a 21-14 halftime advantage.

Ortega (121 yards, 14 attempts) followed a block from Joseph Ybarra to break a 43-yard run up the middle that gave McCollum a two-touchdown lead in the third quarter.

“Jordan has been an exceptionally good quarterback,” Felux said. “He’s been a key addition this year as a runner. He’s able to make plays with his legs. We’ll take what the defense gives us.”

Ramirez scored two of his five touchdowns in the fourth quarter.

On the first play of the final quarter, Ramirez manufactured a 48-yard scoring run out of a broken play. Jefferson turned to Flores, and the senior only needed four carries to travel 69 yards and slash McCollum’s lead to 35-21.

“Jefferson is a tough team,” Felux said. “We would have liked not to have given up that late touchdown, but we had some young kids whom we wanted to get some extra experience.”

Following a 19-yard scramble from Ortega, Ramirez took over to accumulate 39 yards on four carries, including a clinching six-yard touchdown with 6:54 remaining.

“I like competing,” Ramirez said. “Seeing (Flores’) numbers, I needed to come out here and eat, like he does.”

Coming off a bye week, McCollum recorded its highest scoring output since Oct. 12, 2012. The Cowboys scored 52 that night in a win over Uvalde.

“I think it helped us as a team,” Felux said. “We were able to get a few guys healthy. The kids responded exceptionally well.”

VOLLEYBALL: Area rankings (thru Oct. 8)

Through October 8

 

TOP 15:

Rank-Team-Last Week

1. Holy Cross – 1

2. McCollum – 4

3. East Central – 3

4. Southside – 6

5. South San – 9

6. Southwest – 2

7. Harlandale – 8

8. Highlands – 5

9. Edison – 7

10. Lanier – 12

11. Providence – 10

12. Sam Houston – 13

13. Jefferson – 11

14. Brackenridge – 14

15. Young Women’s Leadership Academy – NR

 

NR = not ranked

FOOTBALL: Hurricanes reach full force in first-place showdown

AREA TEAMS INCLUDED: Highlands, Sam Houston.

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Sam Houston back Devin Harris (2) is loose in the secondary. Harris ran for 129 yards.

 

Highlands junior quarterback Dylan Camacho (11) surveys the defense.
Highlands junior quarterback Dylan Camacho (11) surveys the defense.

 

Sam Houston receiver Jawon Anderson (14) tries to escape heavy pursuit from Highlands senior Joseph Mangaccat (26) and Brandon Medina (54). Anderson logged 116 reception yards and 2 touchdowns.
Sam Houston receiver Jawon Anderson (14) tries to escape heavy pursuit from Highlands senior Joseph Mangaccat (26) and Rene Lopez (56). Anderson logged 116 reception yards and 2 touchdowns.

 

The Owls' defense swarms to the ball.
The Owls’ defense swarms to the ball. Defensive end Kyle Ellis (45) closes in to wrap up the Hurricanes back.

 

Seven games into the 2015 season, Sam Houston has yet to face an opponent who can slow its furious offensive pace, but showed a bit more of what their attack entails Oct. 8.

The Hurricanes (7-0, 5-0) displayed a more potent rushing attack than they have at times this year in the first-place showdown with Highlands (4-2, 3-1) at Alamo Stadium. Senior back Devin Harris ran for 129 yards to lend balance to Sam Houston’s quick-strike output in a 34-6 decision that kept it atop District 28-5A.

Sam Houston ran for 163 yards and passed for 161 for an offensive total of 324 yards. Highlands mustered 189 yards in 48 attempts (20 more than Sam Houston), but only gained 16 yards through the air. The Owls also committed three turnovers to the Hurricanes’ one. Sam Houston senior linebacker Robert Bledsoe produced an interception and a fumble recovery.

After a scoreless first quarter, senior quarterback Raymonte Prime – who accounted for all of Sam Houston’s passing yardage – threw 32 yards to junior Jawon Anderson (116 yards, 3 receptions) to give the Hurricanes a 7-0 lead. Sam Houston drove 81 yards in six plays to take a 7-0 lead with 6:50 until halftime.

Highlands had matched the Hurricanes defensive stop for defensive stop to that point. The turning point seemed to be a 55-yard blocked punt return by Sam Houston’s Freddie Scott just 2:15 before the half.

The two-touchdown lead never was in jeopardy.

Prime found senior transfer Jair Jordan (6-foot-3, 220 pounds) early in the third quarter for a 21-0 advantage. It was first reception of the season for Jordan, who has helped strengthen Sam Houston’s defense.

An interception from Owls senior Chris Hernandez led to Highlands’ only score. As time ran out in the third quarter, Bruce Moody (63 yards, 18 carries) bolted six yards to the end zone.

Josh Harris (52 yards, 6 carries), Devin’s cousin, followed a block from Prime for a 16-yard touchdown with 10:25 left. Prime threw 28 yards to Anderson for the game’s last touchdown at the 6:20 mark.

For Highlands, Juan Guerrero ran for 44 yards on three carries and Matthew Castillo gained 41 on 13 attempts. The Owls will play Burbank Friday, Oct. 16 (7:30 p.m.) at the SAISD Complex.

Sam Houston faces Edison Oct. 16 at Alamo Stadium. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m.

FOOTBALL WEEKEND REPORT: Highlands, Sam Houston on collision course

AREA TEAMS INCLUDED: Brackenridge, Burbank, Highlands, Jefferson, Lanier, Sam Houston.

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Sam Houston (6-0, 4-0) and Highlands (4-1, 3-0) each remained undefeated heading into their Oct. 8 District 28-5A showdown at Alamo Stadium.

Sam Houston downed rival Brackenridge (1-5, 1-3) 32-14 Oct. 1 at Alamo Stadium behind a stellar performance from junior receiver Jawon Anderson. Anderson (124 yards, 2 receptions). produced a remarkable 99-yard touchdown reception and made an outstanding catch in the end zone on a 25-score from Raymonte Prime (15 of 29, 328 yards).

Prime connected with Trenton Jones (79 yards, 3 receptions) for 13- and 16-yard touchdowns that gave the Hurricanes a 13-0 lead with 9:24 left in the second quarter. Senior quarterback Antonio Lopez tallied a two-yard run with 3:35 until the half to bring Brackenridge within six points.

A 21-yard sweep by Dewayne Brown rebuilt Sam Houston’s lead early in the third quarter. Anderson’s touchdowns came less than four minutes apart, starting with the 99-yarder on a short pass to the flat.

Eagles senior back Tyrus Mathis completed the scoring with a five-yard run with four minutes remaining.

Lopez completed 26 of 40 passes for 210 yards. Senior Jonathan King caught seven passes for 63 yards and Jalen Davis had six receptions for 66 yards. Tyriq Adair ran for 40 yards for the Eagles.

Sam Houston’s Travon Vaughns caught five passes for 79 yards.

Highlands 30, Lanier 14

The Owls dialed long distance often in a District 28-5A victory over Lanier (0-6, 0-4) Oct. 2 at Alamo Stadium.

Each of Highlands’ five touchdowns covered 22 yards or more. They also covered virtually every scoring option, including runs, pass plays, interception returns and punt returns.

Chris Hernandez gave the Owls a 7-0 with a 42-yard punt return. Ealy in the second quarter, the Voks answered with a 30-yard run from Julian Castillo (57 yards, 8 carries).

Bruce Moody dashed 70 yards for a touchdown and Richard Saldana scored on a 79-yard pass play for Dylan Camacho (4 of 11, 81 yards) to give Highlands a halftime lead. As time elapsed in the half, Damian Tovar hauled in a 16-yard pass from Jeremiah Esquivel (14 of 33, 196 yards) to bring Lanier within 18-14.

Just 21 seconds into the second half, the Owls put the game out of reach with a 63-yard touchdown run from Armando Ferguson (76 yards, 9 carries). A 22-yard interception return from Nick Mendoza capped the scoring with 10:26 to play.

Edward Pecina (59 yards, 2 receptions) and Raul Solis (45 yards, 2 receptions) were the Voks’ leading receivers.

Jefferson 20, Burbank 7

Jesse Flores ran for two touchdowns and Eric Flores kicked two field goals, leading the Mustangs (2-4, 2-2) to a District 28-5A win over Burbank (0-5, 0-3) Oct. 2 at the SAISD Complex.

Burbank took the lead with a two-yard run from senior Rubyn Salazar with 3:47 remaining in the first quarter. Jesse Flores scored on the ensuing possession, cashing in a 12-yard run to tie it. Flores (138 yards, 19 carries) also ran 18 yards for the touchdown with 6:07 until halftime.

Before halftime, Eric Flores kicked 21 and 36 yard field goals, just 49 seconds apart.

Jefferson quarterback General Gonzalez completed five of 11 passes for 60 yards. Eric Flores ran for 48 yards.

Bulldogs quarterback Jason Villarreal completed 15 of 25 passes for 125 yards. Salazar caught five passes for 45 yards.

FOOTBALL: Trick play carries Harlandale past Edison

AREA TEAMS INCLUDED: Edison, Harlandale.

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A football play said to have its roots in the 1930s or 1940s is experiencing a re-birth in District 28-5A this year.

The hook-and-ladder play had a key role in Highlands’ victory over Edison Sept. 18. Oct. 2, Harlandale (3-3, 3-1) employed it to score the game-winning touchdown in a 14-10 decision over the Golden Bears (2-3, 1-2) at Harlandale Memorial Stadium.

“We ran the hook-and-ladder play to Rene Palomino,” Harlandale coach Isaac Martinez said. “He lateralled the ball back to Christian Villarreal and Christian did a nice job taking it down the sideline.”

The play covered 76 yards with 2:14 remaining and Edison leading 10-7 following a 39-yard field goal from Joseph Delgado earlier in the quarter. The play initiated with a nine-yard pass from Jacob Delgado to Palomino.

“It’s just one of those deals where you set it up on the sideline and hope you can execute it,” Martinez said. “We had not worked on it during the week.

“Edison had a nice punt and pushed us back to our 24. We had two timeouts left, but we used one of them setting it up.”

The Golden Bears manufactured a drive to the Harlandale red zone in response. Edison reached the 11-yard line with three seconds remaining but a pass intended for the end zone fell short as time expired.

“All night long our defense played so well,” Martinez said. “I felt like we were going to make a big stop.”

In the defense-dominated contest, Harlandale finished with 260 total yards and Edison had 205. The game was scoreless at halftime.

Edison scored the game’s first touchdown on a 67-yard interception return by Raymond Roshto with 7:32 remaining in the third quarter. Harlandale tied it 7-7 with 8:45 remaining when Delgado (10 of 18, 122 yards) connected with Noah Avina (62 yards, 4 receptions).

“Jacob made a nice throw off a pass play we called,” Martinez said. “They put a little pressure on us, and Jacob bounced off and threw the ball downfield to Noah Avina.”

Villarreal finished with 111 yards on 15 rushing attempts. Edison quarterback Danny Cadena completed six of 12 passes for 65 yards. Joe Nava gained 42 yards on four receptions.

The victory put Harlandale in third place in 28-5A behind undefeated Sam Houston (6-0, 4-0) and Highlands (4-1, 3-0). The Golden Bears finished the week in sixth place.

“It was a huge win going into our open week,” Martinez said. “Now we’re 3-1 versus 2-2. We played well enough to win against Highlands. We just made a lot of mistakes like offsides and a couple of other penalties that hurt us.

“But when you play defense the way we play defense, being 3-1, that’s a plus. We’re happy with where we’re at, but we most definitely need to improve in the second half of the season.”

The Indians return nine starters on defense from last season. The win avenged a 31-21 loss to Edison last year.

The Golden Bears were scheduled to play winless Lanier Friday, Oct. 9 in a 7:30 p.m. game at the SAISD Complex.

“Edison has been playing well the past couple of years we’ve faced them,” Martinez said. “We knew they could put points on the board. The key was our defensive unit played well all night long. They had the pick-six when their defender jumped a little stop(-and-go) route. So, we just allowed three points on defense all night long.”

Harlandale will need to work on improving its running game as the season progresses.

“Offensively, we have to do a better job of taking advantage of situations,” Martinez said. “We don’t need to score 35-40 points. We just need more points than they get.”

FOOTBALL: Memorial takes hope for future from Seguin loss

AREA TEAMS INCLUDED: Memorial.

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A pair of turnovers in its Oct 2 game against Seguin will haunt Memorial, but the Minutemen can appreciate the performances of two sophomores.

Seguin (1-4, 1-2) scored on the snap following the first-quarter turnovers to build a three-touchdown lead. Memorial (1-5, 0-4) finally found its bearings after halftime, but couldn’t overcome the early deficit in a 48-20 District 29-5A loss at Edgewood Veterans Stadium.

“We gave up 21 in the first quarter,” Memorial coach Alex Guerra said. “I feel like, if we hadn’t done that, this game would have been a lot different. We were unable to do what we needed to get a couple stops and those turnovers will kill you.”

The Matadors scored little more than three minutes into the game on a 16-yard pass from Mark Garcia (18 of 23, 221 yards) to Brock Gerlich (87 yard, 9 receptions). It was the first of three touchdowns for Gerlich.

“He’s a playmaker for us,” Seguin coach Anthony Boykin said. “He’s a big receiver and he uses his size well.”

The senior scored again with 2:55 left in the opening quarter on a 21-yard pass, following a fumble recovery. Seguin’s Brandon Palomares returned an interception to the Memorial 11 and Avion Dora (120 yards, 12 carries) cashed it in. Seventeen seconds separated those two touchdowns.

Seguin scored 27 points despite accumulating 99 penalty yards in the first half.

“I’m really happy that we were able to get the win,” Boykin said. “For us in the first half, we had so many penalties. We were really not performing the way we’re capable of. The second half was a lot better.”

Memorial’s Adarius Brady recovered a fumble late in the first quarter and it sparked a 36-yard scoring drive. Senior Alex Arceo scored on a five-yard run to slash Seguin’s lead to 21-6. Gerlich hauled in an 18-yard pass to restore the Matadors’ margin by halftime.

Shortly thereafter, sophomore quarterback Anthony Esparza took the reins for Memorial.

Despite an interception on his first series, Esparza completed seven of 14 throws for 112 yards and two scores. Guerra said senior starter David Ortiz willingly turned the ball over to concentrate full-time on fortifying the Minutemen’s defense.

Seguin scored on drives of 62, 38 and 51 in the third quarter, building a 48-14. Esparza interrupted the procession with a 14-yard touchdown pass to Josh Pitts with 4:49 left in the quarter. The 6-foot-8 junior caught three passes for 49 yards on the drive.

The Minutemen needed three plays to score on their first fourth-quarter possession. Esparza passed 13 yards to 6-3 senior Greg Rosemond and Joel Martinez sprinted 21 yards on a reverse. That paved the way for a 41-yard connection from Esparza to Rosemond.

“They have some big playmakers,” Boykin said. “Rosemond and Pitts were a big concern. Esparza came in and they started moving the ball. ”

The other sophomore who boosted Memorial’s offense is backup back Abraham Reyes (31 yards, 9 carries), who relieved starter Tony Niebrosky.

“It was the first time those guys had played a lot,” Guerra said. “Esparza usually plays one series a game. Abraham is coming off an injury. He’s also a linebacker and he hasn’t seen a lot of running back work.”

Look for the sophomores to see an increased workload after Memorial returns from its bye week. The Minutemen return to action Friday, Oct. 16 at Alamo Heights.

“This helps a lot,” Boykin said. “You work so much in the first four weeks, but you don’t get your accomplishment. We’re going to have a great week of practice.”

Memorial is still waiting for that payoff in 29-5A. In two years as a member, the Minutemen have yet to collect their first district victory.

FOOTBALL WEEKEND REPORT (Sept. 17-19): Highlands regroups after bye week, downs Edison

AREA TEAMS INCLUDED: Central Catholic, Edison, Highlands, Jefferson, Lanier.

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Highlands (2-1, 1-0) exploded out of its bye week with a decisive District 28-5A win over Edison (2-2, 1-1) Sept. 18 at the SAISD Sports Complex.

The Owls snapped a10-game district losing streak with help from several big plays in a 42-16 win over the Golden Bears.

“It was a big help, just to be able to get our confidence back,” first-year Highlands coach Juan Morales said, referring to a 42-20 loss Sept. 4 to Uvalde. “We wanted to make sure we improved, and that sure happened. It helped our defense more than anything.

“We got in the classroom and made some adjustments. Now we’re able to assess where we’re at.”

Each Owls touchdown covered 22 yards or more.

“We were able to establish the run right off the bat,” Morales said. “I think doing that helped everything. I was really proud of the way we played football today.”

Joseph Delgado drilled a 27-yard field goal that put Edison in the lead.

However, junior quarterback Dylan Camacho staked Highlands to a 14-3 advantageearly in the second quarter with a 45-yard scoring pass to Bruce Moody (75 yards, 4 receptions) and a 22-yarder to Richard Saldana (63 yards, 2 receptions). Both senior receivers scored two touchdowns.

“Our quarterback played well,” Morales said. “He’s learning quickly.”

Saldana’s touchdown was the first of three in the second quarter as Highlands established a 29-3 halftime lead. Chris Hernandez scored on a 34-yard punt return. With 1:17 left in the half, Camacho (8 of 9, 138 yards) tossed a lateral to Saldana, and Moody completed the hook-and-ladder play with a 31-yard run.

The St. Gerard transfer executed the lateral to his senior teammate so smoothly, it almost looked like a handoff.

“We didn’t really work on it a lot,” Saldana said. “We worked on it the first week and the coaches said we’d do it in a game someday. It just worked.”

Mark Ugarte, on a 62-yard interception return, and Matthew Garcia, with a 28-yard run, accounted for Edison’s touchdowns.

“We wanted make sure we stuck to our responsibilities,” Morales said. “We wanted to get into their backfield. Garcia’s a great runner. We wanted to make sure he had to work hard for his yards.”

Saldana said he was glad that the work Highlands put in after the Uvalde game was reflected on the field.

“The weaknesses we had in our first two games, we worked on them the whole bye week,” he said. “We knew we could do better as a team. We knew we could execute as a team.”

Jefferson 35, Lanier 20

The Mustangs (1-3, 1-0) picked up its first victory of the season in a District 28-5A game against Lanier (0-4, 0-2) Sept. 18 at Alamo Stadium.

Jefferson senior back Jesse Flores (279 yards, 25 carries) erupted for touchdown runs of 84, 13, two and 49 yards. Davion Clark added a five-yard scoring run.

For the Voks, a two-yard run from senior Frank McCumber cut Jefferson’s lead to 14-7. Freshman Christian Cervantes broke a 55-yard touchdown run with 6:10 remaining in the third quarter to close the gap to 21-14. Julian Castillo caught a seven-yard touchdown pass from Jeremiah Esquivel (8 of 18, 113 yards) to complete the scoring with 1:18.

Castillo ran 15 times for 86 yards. Damien Tovar caught two passes for 64 yards. Eric Flores added 44 rushing yards for Jefferson on eight attempts.

Devine 15, Central Catholic 6

Devine (3-1) capped a long scoring drive with a rushing touchdown from quarterback Dillon Ricord (86 yards, 17 carries). Ricord had given the Warhorses the lead over Central Catholic (2-2) in the second quarter in Devine.

Buttons back Caleb Salinas (64 yards, 12 times) scored in the third quarter, cutting Central Catholic’s deficit to 8-6.

Central Catholic quarterback James Morton ran eight times for 59 yards and completed eight of 16 passes for 66 yards. Austin Vargas caught four passes for 40 yards.

The victory was the 100th for Warhorses coach Chad Quisenberry.

VOLLEYBALL: Providence at Cornerstone Christian photo gallery, Sept. 9, 2015

Photos taken by KJ Toso. For more photos or to purchase photos, please visit: http://kjtoso.photoshelter.com

Providence's Alyssa Tijerina (8) sets a teammate.
Providence’s Alyssa Tijerina (8) sets a teammate.

A Providence player executes a dig while a teammate looks on.
A Providence player executes a dig while a teammate looks on.

 

A Cornerstone Christian player hits during warmups.
A Cornerstone Christian player hits during warmups.

 

Providence players react to a point.
Providence players react to a point.

 

 

Providence celebrates an 18-25, 25013, 25-19, 25-17 comeback victory over Cornerstone Christian.
Providence celebrates an 18-25, 25013, 25-19, 25-17 comeback victory over Cornerstone Christian.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOOTBALL: Brooks Academy takes step back to move forward

AREA TEAMS INCLUDED: Brooks Academy.

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With injuries mounting and its ranks dwindling, Brooks Academy made the difficult decision to forfeit its Oct. 2 non-district game against Cotulla.

With about eight starters injured and unavailable from a 24-man roster, Brooks Academy coach Eric Hernandez met with school administrators following a 71-0 loss to Cole Sept. 25. Hernandez said he’d made initial contact with Cotulla Sept. 24 to let the Bengals’ opponent know that his team might need to forfeit. He called back to finalize the decision the day after the Cole game.

“If we were going to save the program and last through district season,” Hernandez said, “we had to re-evaluate.”

Cotulla officially won the game over the Bengals 1-0, which is the National Federation of State High School Associations forfeit score.

Hernandez said that the time off from competition was beneficial and that Brooks Academy (1-5, 0-0) expected to have enough healthy players to begin its District 15-3A Division I schedule as planned Friday, Oct. 9 at George West (3-3, 0-0).

“We should be good this week against George West,” he said. “Not playing that game is going to help us. We got a couple of kids back. We’re hoping to, at least, finish district.”

Among the injured were both the Bengals starting and backup quarterbacks as well as their starting running back. The injuries began to mount in Brooks Academy’s Sept. 18 game against St. Mary’s Hall.

It’s important to note that several Brooks Academy players had no previous organized football experience when they entered the school. Despite a handful of key seniors, the roster is dominated by freshmen and sophomores.

“We’ve had a lot of injuries,” Hernandez said. “A lot of key starters ware out and our other (non-roster) guys are too inexperienced to safely compete. My administration and I wanted to do what was in the best intersts of the kids.”

Most of the area’s teams have had a bye week by now, a break in the schedule that would would help allow some of those injuries to heal. Brooks Academy was not scheduled for its bye week in 15-3A until the Nov. 1-7. That’s the last week of the regular season.

“I think our boys are missing it already,” Hernandez said. “It helps to have a little bit of a break. Our bye week isn’t until Week 10.

“It’d be different if we were a powerhouse school, but we don’t have that kind of program. It’s tough on our kids because they’ve been playing competitive teams week in and week out.”

Avoiding further injuries the rest of the way will be crucial for the Bengals.

“These kids are looking forward to showing that they’re ready to play,” Hernandez said.

FOOTBALL: Harlandale vs. Highlands at Alamo Stadium photo gallery, Sept. 24, 2015 (photos by KJ Toso)

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Highlands senior Bruce Moody takes off around end.
Highlands senior Bruce Moody takes off around end.

 

Harlandale lineman Danny Garza (78) looks to set up blocking for Indians back Christian Villarreal (11).
Harlandale lineman Danny Garza (78) looks to set up blocking for Indians back Christian Villarreal (11).

 

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Highlands linebacker Joseph Mangaccat (26) brings down Harlandale’s Christian Villarreal (11).

 

Harlandale coach Isaac Martinez gives instruction to quarterback Jacob Delgado (12).
Harlandale coach Isaac Martinez gives instruction to quarterback Jacob Delgado (12).

 

Highlands senior back Armando Ferguson (7) looks for daylight.
Highlands senior back Armando Ferguson (7) looks for daylight.

 

A trio of Harlandale defenders swarm to the ball.
A trio of Harlandale defenders swarm to the ball.

 

A Highlands assistant coach and player celebrate the Owls' 14-7 victory.
A Highlands assistant coach and player celebrate the Owls’ dramatic 14-7 victory.

 

 

VOLLEYBALL: This week’s results (thru Oct. 10)

NOTE: teams we cover are in boldface

Matches of Oct. 4-10

Monday’s matches

No matches scheduled

Tuesday’s matches

District 28-6A

Southwest (17-13 ???, 3-1) 3,  Corpus Christi Ray (2-9 ???, 1-3) 0 (25-17, 25-8, 26-24).

South San (14-14, 4-0) 3, Corpus Christi Carroll (6-12 ???, 1-3) 0 (25-16, 25-15, 25-17)

East Central (19-17, 3-1) 3, Corpus Christi King (0-9 ???, 0-4) 0 (25-8, 25-9, 25-15)

District 27-5A

Boerne Champion (17-9, 10-1) 3, San Marcos (22-13, 5-6) 0 (25-18, 25-14, 25-15)

Alamo Heights (29-10, 11-0) 3, Floresville (13-18, 4-6) 0 (25-7, 25-20, 25-13) 

Seguin (22-15, 7-4) 3,  Kennedy (0-25, 0-10) 0 (25-9, 25-5, 25-12)

Kerrville Tivy (16-16 ???, 6-4 ???) vs. Memorial (4-19 ???, 2-8 ???) 0 (25-13, 25-4, 25-15)

District 28-5A

Lanier (13-13, 5-6) 3, Brackenridge (7-27 ???, 1-10) 0 (25-22, 25-12, 25-19)

Harlandale (21-8, 9-2) 3, Highlands (18-9 ???, 7-3) 0 (25-21, 25-23, 25-10)

Sam Houston (9-15, 5-6) 3, Jefferson (6-16 ???, 2-9) 2 (25-20, 25-23, 25-27, 21-25, 15-13)

McCollum (21-9, 10-1) 3,Burbank (6-19 ???, 1-9) 0 (25-15, 25-10, 25-11)

District 29-5A

Medina Valley (15-14 ???, 7-1) 3, Laredo Martin (10-21, 0-8) 0 (25-11, 25-12, 25-14)

Laredo Nixon (5-6 ???, 5-3) 3, Eagle Pass Winn (3-12 ???, 2-6) 0 (25-11, 25-16, 25-14)

Somerset (15-11, 7-1) 3, Laredo Cigarroa (8-16, 1-7) 1 (scores unavailable)

Southside (16-12, 7-1) 3, Uvalde (11-8 ???, 3-5) 0 (25-17, 25-17, 25-15)

District 26-3A

Brooks Academy (2-7 ???, 1-4) 3, Fox Tech (2-27, 0-5) 2 (25-13, 23-25, 20-25, 25-14, 15-7)

Randolph (22-11, 4-1) 3, Natalia (11-4 ???, 3-2) 1 (21-25, 25-17, 25-21, 25-23)

Marion (20-9 ???, 5-0) 3, Cole (12-13 ???, 2-3) 0 (25-12, 25-6, 25-7)

TAPPS 4-4A

TMI (9-14, 5-6) 3, Corpus Christi John Paul II (5-17 ???, 0-11 ???) 0 (25-16, 25-19, 25-15)

San Antonio Christian (12-8, 8-3) 3, Laredo St. Augustine (10-15, 4-7)  0 (25-14, 25-12, 25-12) 

Corpus Christi Incarnate Word (16-12, 7-4) 3, Providence (14-15, 5-6) 1 (21-25, 25-19, 25-11, 25-7)

Victoria St. Joseph (16-7, 10-2) 3, Cornerstone Christian (5-11 ???, 0-8 ???) 0 (25-16, 25-11, 25-20)

TAPPS 5-3A

Boerne Geneva (25-11, 3-1) 3, St. Gerard (3-8, 0-5) 0 (25-9, 25-11, 25-12)

Schertz John Paul II (21-8, 4-0) 3, Keystone (13-10 ???, 1-2 ???) 0 (25-15, 25-11, 25-17)

Non-district

Young Women’s Leadership Academy (5-15 ???) 3, Edison (17-19) 2 (25-21, 25-23, 16-25, 8-25, 16-14)

Holy Cross (36-6) 3, St. Anthony (19-9) 0 (25-20, 25-21 25-21)

Wednesday’s matches

No matches scheduled

Thursday’s matches

TAPPS 5-3A

Boerne Geneva (26-11, 4-1) 3, Kerrville Our Lady of the Hills (16-11 ???, 0-3 ???) 0 (25-12, 25-13, 25-14)

Keystone (13-10 ???, 1-2 ???) at St. Gerard (3-8, 0-5(scores unavailable)

Friday’s matches

District 28-6A

Corpus Christi Ray (3-9 ???, 2-3) 3, Corpus Christi King (0-10 ???, 0-5) 0 (25-18, 25-13, 25-14)

East Central (20-17, 4-1) 3, South San (14-15, 4-1) 0 (25-11, 25-9, 25-13)

Southwest (18-13 ???, 4-1) 3, Corpus Christi Carroll (6-13 ???, 1-4) 0 (25-16, 25-17, 25-15)

District 27-5A

San Marcos (23-13, 6-6) 3, Floresville (13-19, 4-7) 0 (25-9, 25-18, 25-17)

Boerne Champion (18-9, 11-1) 3, Kennedy (0-26, 0-11) 0 (25-6, 25-11, 25-11)

Kerrville Tivy (17-16 ???, 7-4 ???) 3, Lockhart (12-24, 2-9)  1 (25-23, 22-25, 25-18, 26-24)

Alamo Heights (30-10, 12-0) 3, Seguin (22-16, 7-5) 2 (21-25, 25-14, 25-16, 20-25, 15-6)

District 28-5A

Jefferson (7-16 ???, 3-9) 3, Burbank (6-20 ???, 1-10) 0 (25-13, 25-21, 25-13)

Sam Houston (10-15, 6-6) 3, Brackenridge (7-28 ???, 1-11) 0 (25-17, 25-15, 25-20)

Harlandale (22-8, 10-2) 3, Edison (17-20, 8-3) 2 (25-22, 25-27, 14-25, 25-19, 15-10)

Highlands (19-9 ???, 8-3) 3, Lanier (13-14, 5-7) 0 (25-20, 25-19, 25-10)

District 29-5A

Eagle Pass Winn (3-12 ???, 2-6) at Uvalde (11-8 ???, 3-5) (ppd. to 7 p.m. Saturday)

Laredo Cigarroa (9-16, 2-7) 3, Laredo Martin (10-22, 0-9) 0 (25-14, 25-17, 25-21)

Medina Valley (16-14 ???, 8-1) 3, Laredo Nixon (5-7 ???, 5-4), 1 (22-25, 25-14, 25-15, 25-22)

Somerset (16-11, 8-1) 3, Southside (16-13, 7-2) 2 (24-26, 25-13, 23-25, 26-24, 15-13)

District 26-3A

Randolph (23-11, 5-1) 3, Brooks Academy (2-8 ???, 1-5) 0 (25-12, 25-10, 25-7)

Marion (21-9 ???, 6-0) 3, Natalia (11-5 ???, 3-3) 0 (26-24, 25-22, 25-15)

Cole (13-13 ???, 3-3) 3, Fox Tech (2-28, 0-6) 2 (21-25, 23-25, 25-23, 25-20, 15-6)

TAPPS 4-4A

Holy Cross (37-6, 12-0) 3, Corpus Christi John Paul II (5-17 ???, 0-11 ???) 0 (scores unavailable)

Providence (15-15, 6-6) 3, Cornerstone Christian (5-11 ???, 0-8 ???) 0 (25-17, 25-12, 25-18).

Saturday’s matches

District 29-5A

 Uvalde (12-8 ???, 4-5) 3, Eagle Pass Winn (3-13 ???, 2-7) 0 (25-17, 25-14, 25-16) (ppd. from Friday)

Non-district

Memorial (4-19 ???) at Antonian (26-15) (score unavailable)

FOOTBALL: Area rankings (thru Oct. 3)

Through October 3

 

TOP 15:

Rank-Team-Last week

1. Sam Houston – 1

2. Holy Cross – 2

3. Highlands – 3

4. Central Catholic – 5

5. East Central – 6

6. Harlandale – 7

7. Southside – 4

8. Southwest – 8

9. Edison – 9

10. McCollum – 10

11. Brackenridge – 11

12. Jefferson – 12

13. Lanier – 14

14. South San – 13

15. Memorial – NR

 

NR = not ranked

FOOTBALL: This week’s results (thru Oct. 10)

NOTE: teams we cover are in boldface

WEEK 7 SCHEDULE

(Oct. 8-10)

Thursday’s games

District 28-6A

Corpus Christi Carroll (4-2, 1-0) 49, East Central (1-5, 0-1) 28

Corpus Christi King (6-0, 1-0) 42, Southwest (1-5, 0-1)  3

District 28-5A

Sam Houston (7-0, 5-0) 34, Highlands (4-2, 3-1) 6

District 29-5A

Medina Valley (4-2, 3-0) 14, Laredo Nixon (1-5, 1-2) 10

Friday’s games

District 28-6A

South San (1-5, 1-0) 34, Corpus Christi Ray (1-5, 0-1) 31

District 27-5A

Alamo Heights (4-3, 3-2) 42, Seguin (1-5, 1-3) 7

San Marcos (5-1, 3-1) 34, Floresville (1-6, 1-4) 14

Boerne Champion (4-3, 4-1) 63, Kennedy (1-5, 0-4) 0

Kerrville Tivy (6-0, 4-0) 52, Lockhart (6-1, 4-1) 17

District 28-5A

Edison (3-3, 2-2) 17, Lanier (0-7, 0-5) 6.

McCollum (3-3, 3-1) 48, Jefferson (2-5, 2-3) 28

District 29-5A

Eagle Pass Winn (2-3, 1-1) at Uvalde (3-2, 1-1) (ppd. to 7 p.m. Saturday)

Laredo Martin (4-2, 2-1) at 24, Laredo Cigarroa (1-5, 0-3) 17

Somerset (5-1, 3-0) 23, Southside (2-4, 0-3) 16

District 15-3A

George West (4-3, 1-0) 70, Brooks Academy (1-6, 0-1) 0

Hallettsville (5-2, 1-0) 28, Goliad (4-3, 0-1) 21

TAPPS I-2

Austin St. Michael’s (3-3, 1-0) 21, Antonian (3-3, 0-1) 3

Brownsville St. Joseph (5-1, 1-0) 69, San Antonio Christian (1-5, 0-1) 34

TAPPS II-3

Austin Hyde Park Baptist (5-0, 1-0) 25, Austin Regents (3-3, 0-1) 24

Cornerstone Christian (4-3, 2-1) 32, Victoria St. Joseph (1-6, 1-2) 27

TAPPS III-3

Shiner St. Paul (7-0, 3-0) 40, Austin Texas School for the Deaf (3-3, 1-1) 0

Marble Falls Faith Academy (2-5, 1-2) 57, St. Gerard (1-5, 0-2) 0

Schertz John Paul II (4-3, 2-1) 34, Temple Central Texas Christian (2-3 ???, 1-1) 33

Saturday’s games

District 28-5A

Brackenridge (2-5, 2-3) 33, Burbank (0-6, 0-4) 13

District 29-5A

Uvalde (4-2, 2-1) 43, Eagle Pass Winn (2-4, 1-2) 14 (ppd. from Friday)

TAPPS I-2

Central Catholic (4-2, 1-0) 36, St. Anthony (3-3, 0-1) 0

FOOTBALL: Remaining area schedule (Oct. 8-Nov. 7)

NOTE: teams we cover are in boldface

WEEK 7 SCHEDULE

(Oct. 8-10)

Thursday’s games

District 28-6A

East Central (1-4, 0-0) vs. Corpus Christi Carroll (3-2, 0-0) at Buccaneer Stadium, Corpus Christi, 7:30 p.m.

Southwest (1-4, 0-0) vs. Corpus Christi King (5-0, 0-0) at Cabaniss Stadium, Corpus Christi, 7 p.m.

District 28-5A

Sam Houston (6-0, 4-0) vs. Highlands (4-1, 3-0) at Alamo Stadium, 7 p.m.

District 29-5A

Medina Valley (3-2, 2-0) vs. Laredo Nixon (1-4, 1-1) at Shirley Field, Laredo, 7:30 p.m.

Friday’s games

District 28-6A

Corpus Christi Ray (1-4, 0-0) at South San (0-5, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

District 27-5A

Alamo Heights (3-3, 2-2) at Seguin (1-4, 1-2), 7:30 p.m.

Floresville (1-5, 1-3) at San Marcos (4-1, 2-1), 7:30 p.m.

Kennedy (1-4, 0-3) vs. Boerne Champion (3-3, 3-1) at Boerne ISD Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

Kerrville Tivy (5-0, 3-0) at Lockhart (6-0, 4-0), 7:30 p.m.

District 28-5A

Lanier (0-6, 0-4) vs. Edison (2-3, 1-2) at SAISD Complex, 7:30 p.m.

McCollum (2-3, 2-1) vs. Jefferson (2-4, 2-2) at Alamo Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

District 29-5A

Eagle Pass Winn (2-3, 1-1) at Uvalde (3-2, 1-1),7:30 p.m.

Laredo Cigarroa (1-4, 0-2) vs. Laredo Martin (3-2, 1-1) at Shirley Field, Laredo, 7:30 p.m.

Somerset (4-1, 2-0) at Southside (2-3, 0-2), 7:30 p.m.

District 15-3A

Brooks Academy (1-4, 0-0) at George West (3-3, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Goliad (4-2, 0-0) at Hallettsville (4-2, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

TAPPS I-2

Austin St. Michael’s (2-3, 0-0) at Antonian (3-2, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Brownsville St. Joseph (4-1, 0-0) at San Antonio Christian (1-4, 0-0), 7 p.m.

TAPPS II-3

Austin Regents (3-2, 0-0) at Austin Hyde Park Baptist (4-0, 0-0), 7 p.m.

Cornerstone Christian (3-3, 1-1) at Victoria St. Joseph (1-5, 1-1), 7:30 p.m.

TAPPS III-3

Shiner St. Paul (6-0, 2-0) at Austin Texas School for the Deaf (3-2, 1-0), 7 p.m.

St. Gerard (1-4, 0-1) at Marble Falls Faith Academy (1-5, 0-2), 7:30 p.m.

Schertz John Paul II (3-3, 1-1) at Temple Central Texas Christian (2-2 ???, 1-0), 7:30 p.m.

Saturday’s games

District 28-5A

Burbank (0-5, 0-3) vs. Brackenridge (1-5, 1-3) at Alamo Stadium, 2 p.m.

TAPPS I-2

Central Catholic (3-2, 0-0) at St. Anthony (3-2, 0-0), 2 p.m.

WEEK 8 SCHEDULE

(Oct. 15-17)

Thursday’s games

No games scheduled

Friday’s games

District 28-6A

Corpus Christi Carroll (3-2, 0-0) vs. Corpus Christi Ray (1-4, 0-0) at Buccaneer Stadium, Corpus Christi, 7:30 p.m.

East Central (1-4, 0-0) at Southwest (1-4, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

South San (0-5, 0-0) vs. Corpus Christi King (5-0, 0-0) at Cabaniss Stadium, Corpus Christi, 7:30 p.m.

District 27-5A

Lockhart (6-0, 4-0) vs. Kennedy (1-4, 0-3) at Edgewood Veterans Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

Memorial (1-5, 0-4) at Alamo Heights (3-3, 2-2), 7:30 p.m.

San Marcos (4-1, 2-1) at Kerrville Tivy (5-0, 3-0), 7:30 p.m.

Seguin (1-4, 1-2) at Floresville (1-5, 1-3), 7:30 p.m.

District 28-5A

Brackenridge (1-5, 1-3) vs. McCollum (2-3, 2-1) at Harlandale Memorial Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

Edison (2-3, 1-2) vs. Sam Houston (6-0, 4-0), at Alamo Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

Highlands (4-1, 3-0) vs. Burbank (0-5, 0-3) at SAISD Complex, 7:30 p.m.

District 29-5A

Laredo Cigarroa (1-4, 0-2) vs. Eagle Pass Winn (2-3, 1-1) at Cozel Foster Veterans Memorial Stadium, Eagle Pass, 7:30 p.m.

Laredo Martin (3-2, 1-1) at Southside (2-3, 0-2), 7:30 p.m.

Medina Valley (3-2, 2-0) at Somerset (4-1, 2-0), 7:30 p.m.

Uvalde (3-2, 1-1) vs. Laredo Nixon (1-4, 1-1) at Shirley Field, Laredo, 7:30 p.m.

District 15-3A

Hallettsville (4-2, 0-0) vs. Brooks Academy (1-4, 0-0) at Wheatley Heights Sports Complex, 7:30 p.m.

Mathis (5-1, 0-0) at Goliad (4-2, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

TAPPS I-2

Antonian (3-2, 0-0) at Central Catholic (3-2, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

San Antonio Christian (1-4, 0-0) at Austin St. Michael’s (2-3, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

TAPPS II-3

Austin Hyde Park Baptist (4-0, 0-0) at Cornerstone Christian (3-3, 1-1), 7:30 p.m.

Corpus Christi John Paul II (1-5, 0-2) at Austin Regents (3-2, 0-0), 7 p.m.

Victoria St. Joseph (1-5, 1-1) vs. Holy Cross (4-1, 1-0) at Wheatley Heights Sports Complex, 7:30 p.m.

TAPPS III-3

Shiner St. Paul (6-0, 2-0) at St. Gerard (1-4, 0-1), 7:30 p.m.

Saturday’s games

District 28-5A

Harlandale (3-3, 3-1) vs. Lanier (0-6, 0-4) at Alamo Stadium, 7 p.m.

TAPPS I-2

Brownsville St. Joseph (4-1, 0-0) at St. Anthony (3-2, 0-0), 1 p.m.

TAPPS III-3

Marble Falls Faith Academy (1-5, 0-2) vs. Hallettsville Sacred Heart (4-2, 1-1) at Matador Stadium, Seguin, 4:30 p.m.

Schertz John Paul II (3-3, 1-1) at Austin Texas School for the Deaf (3-2, 1-0), 5:30 p.m.

WEEK 9 SCHEDULE

(Oct. 22-24)

Thursday’s games

District 28-5A

McCollum vs. Highlands at Alamo Stadium, 7 p.m.

District 29-5A

Eagle Pass Winn vs. Laredo Martin at Shirley Field, Laredo, 7 p.m.

Friday’s games

District 28-6A

Corpus Christi King at Corpus Christi Carroll at Buccaneer Stadium, Corpus Christi, 7:30 p.m.

Corpus Christi Ray at East Central, 7:30 p.m.

Southwest at South San, 7:30 p.m.

District 27-5A

Boerne Champion at Lockhart, 7:30 p.m.

Floresville vs. Memorial at Edgewood Veterans Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

Kennedy at San Marcos, 7:30 p.m.

Kerrville Tivy at Seguin, 7:30 p.m.

District 28-5A

Jefferson vs. Brackenridge at Alamo Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

Sam Houston vs. Harlandale at Harlandale Memorial Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

District 29-5A

Laredo Nixon vs. Laredo Cigarroa at Shirley Field, Laredo, 7:30 p.m.

Somerset at Uvalde, 7:30 p.m.

Southside at Medina Valley, 7:30 p.m.

District 15-3A

Brooks Academy at Mathis, 7:30 p.m.

George West at Hallettsville, 7:30 p.m.

TAPPS I-2

Austin St. Michael’s at Brownsville St. Joseph, 7 p.m.

Central Catholic at San Antonio Christian, 7:30 p.m.

St. Anthony at Antonian, 7:30 p.m.

TAPPS II-3

Austin Hyde Park Baptist at Victoria St. Joseph, 7 p.m.

Holy Cross at Corpus Christi John Paul II, 7:30 p.m.

TAPPS III-3

Hallettsville Sacred Heart at Austin Texas School for the Deaf, 7 p.m.

St. Gerard at Schertz John Paul II, 7:30 p.m.

Temple Central Texas Christian vs. Shiner St. Paul at Comanche Stadium, Shiner, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday’s games

District 28-5A

Burbank vs. Edison at Alamo Stadium, 7 p.m.

WEEK 10 SCHEDULE

(Oct. 29-31)

Thursday’s games

No games scheduled

Friday’s games

District 28-6A

Corpus Christi Carroll at South San, 7:30 p.m.

Corpus Christi Ray at Southwest, 7:30 p.m.

East Central vs. Corpus Christi King at Cabaniss Stadium, Corpus Christi, 7:30 p.m.

District 27-5A

Alamo Heights at Floresville, 7:30 p.m.

Memorial at Kerrville Tivy, 7:30 p.m.

San Marcos at Boerne Champion, 7:30 p.m.

Seguin vs. Kennedy at Edgewood Veterans Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

District 28-5A

Edison vs. McCollum at Harlandale Memorial Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

Harlandale vs. Burbank at SAISD Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

Lanier vs. Sam Houston at Alamo Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

District 29-5A

Eagle Pass Winn vs. Laredo Nixon at Shirley Field, Laredo, 7:30 p.m.

Laredo Cigarroa at Somerset, 7:30 p.m.

Laredo Martin at Medina Valley, 7:30 p.m.

Uvalde at Southside, 7:30 p.m.

District 15-3A

Goliad vs. Brooks Academy at Wheatley Heights Sports Complex, 7:30 p.m.

Mathis at George West, 7:30 p.m.

TAPPS I-2

Brownsville St. Joseph at Central Catholic, 7 p.m.

San Antonio Christian at Antonian, 7:30 p.m.

TAPPS II-3

Corpus Christi John Paul II at Austin Hyde Park Baptist, 7 p.m.

TAPPS III-3

Marble Falls Faith Academy at Temple Central Texas Christian, 7:30 p.m.

Shiner St. Paul vs. Hallettsville Sacred Heart at Brahma Stadium, Hallettsville, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday’s games

District 28-5A

Highlands vs. Jefferson at Alamo Stadium, 2 p.m.

TAPPS I-2

Austin St. Michael’s at St. Anthony, 2 p.m.

TAPPS II-3

Austin Regents vs. Holy Cross at Harlandale Memorial Stadium, 6 p.m.

TAPPS III-3

Austin Texas School for the Deaf at St. Gerard, 5 p.m.

WEEK 11 SCHEDULE

(Nov. 5-7)

Thursday’s games

District 28-6A

Southwest vs. Corpus Christi Carroll at Buccaneer Stadium, 7 p.m.

District 28-5A

Burbank vs. Lanier at Alamo Stadium, 7 p.m.

District 29-5A

Somerset vs. Eagle Pass Winn at Cozel Foster Veterans Memorial Stadium, Eagle Pass, 7 p.m.

Friday’s games

District 28-6A

Corpus Christi King vs. Corpus Christi Ray at Cabaniss Stadium, Corpus Christi, 7:30 p.m.

South San at East Central, 7:30 p.m.

District 27-5A

Boerne Champion at Seguin, 7:30 p.m.

Kennedy vs. Memorial at Edgewood Veterans Memorial Stadium, 7:30 p.m. (Salsa Bowl)

Kerrville Tivy at Alamo Heights, 7:30 p.m.

Lockhart at San Marcos, 7:30 p.m.

District 28-5A

Brackenridge vs. Highlands at Alamo Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

McCollum vs. Harlandale at Harlandale Memorial Stadium, 7:30 p.m. (Frontier Bowl)

District 29-5A

Medina Valley at Uvalde, 7:30 p.m.

Southside vs. Laredo Cigarroa at Shirley Field, Laredo, 7:30 p.m.

District 15-3A

George West at Goliad, 7:30 p.m.

Hallettsville at Mathis, 7:30 p.m.

TAPPS I-2

Antonian at Brownsville St. Joseph, 7:30 p.m.

Central Catholic at Austin St. Michael’s, 7:30 p.m.

St. Anthony at San Antonio Christian, 7:30 p.m.

TAPPS II-3

Cornerstone Christian at Austin Regents, 7:30 p.m.

Holy Cross at Austin Hyde Park Baptist, 7:30 p.m.

TAPPS III-3

Austin Texas School for the Deaf at Temple Central Texas Christian, 7:30 p.m.

Marble Falls Faith Academy at Schertz John Paul II, 7:30 p.m.

St. Gerard vs. Hallettsville Sacred Heart at Brahma Stadium, Hallettsville, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday’s games

District 28-5A

Edison vs. Jefferson at Alamo Stadium, 2 p.m. (Tommy Bowl)

District 29-5A

Laredo Nixon vs. Laredo Martin at Shirley Field, Laredo, 7 p.m.