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 WEEKEND REPORT: Highlands, Sam Houston on collision course

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





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.


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





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: Brooks Academy takes step back to move forward



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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.

VOLLEYBALL: Mitchan lifts Highlands to sweep of Jefferson

AREA TEAMS INCLUDED: Highlands, Jefferson.



Jefferson was scrapping for every point and threatening to extend the District 28-5A match when Highlands senior Bryten Mitchan made her presence felt.

Mitchan (10 kills) registered kills on three of four points, putting third-place Highlands (16-8, 6-2) at match point against Jefferson (6-13, 2-6). The Owls were able to polish off a 25-22, 25-13, 25-21 win Sept. 22 at the Alamo Convocation Center over the rapidly improving Mustangs.

“We pick up each other, and they need me to pick us up,” the outside hitter said. “Jazlyn (Lozoya) realized I was on fire, so she was setting me a lot. She’s a good setter and she knows who to set at what time.”

Highlands shared third with Harlandale (18-8, 6-2) after ending the week with a 25-11, 25-10, 25-18 decistion over Brackenridge (7-24, 1-7) Sept. 25 at the ACC. Harlandale also won two matches, including a 25-18, 13-25, 25-22, 18-25, 15-10 upset of co-district leader McCollum (18-9, 7-1).

“I’m kind of disappointed with where we stand,” Mitchan said. “But we’ll fight through it and get all the rest of the wins.”

The Mustangs nearly pulled off a stunner Sept. 25 against the other co-leader
Edison (16-17, 7-1). After illnesses forced Jefferson to make lineup adjustments against Highlands, the additional match helped it settle into the new roles. The Golden Bears escaped with a 26-28, 25-20, 20-25, 25-22, 15-5 win at the ACC.

“They played much better,” Jefferson coach Kristi O’Leary said. “I think playing your rival always brings out the best in everybody. In that first set, we were playing really well.”

Jefferson led Highlands 20-16 on an ace from Marisol Montejano (7 blocks) in Game 3 after senior Angela Hardcastle (7 kills) rallied the Mustangs.

“We had some girls who were playing ill and some who were just out,” O’Leary said. “Angela’s a great leader. She’s a smart player and she’s so strong.”

Mitchan’s first kill in the final run tied it 20-20. A block from Jenelle Rodriguez put the Owls in the lead and Mitchan delivered back-to-back kills ahead of another Rodriguez block.

“It’s from being a senior and a leader,” Highlands coach Desiree Lara said of Mitchan. “When Jazlyn gets that pass, she needs to set whoever’s on fire. I’ve watched her grow up as a setter.”



WEEKLY FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Three traditional powers pick up first win

AREA TEAMS INCLUDED: Brackenridge, East Central, Lanier, Southwest, . Central Catholic, McCollum, Holy Cross, Sam Houston????




The wait went on much longer than either Brackenridge, East Central and Southwest are accustomed to, but it ended simultaneously for the area football powerhouses.

Each of the three schools, who have a combined 23 consecutive playoff appearances, picked up their first win of the 2015 season on Sept. 25.

East Central (1-4), which has qualified for the postseason each of the past six years, and Southwest (1-4) have stopped their skids in time for the District 28-6A season. Brackenridge (1-4, 1-2) also kept its playoff hopes alive in District 28-5A.

“Any team in our district can beat any of the others on any given night,” East Central coach Clint Hartman said, “but we plan on winning district. If we fall short, we coaches have done something wrong.”

The Hornets edged Del Rio (3-2) 31-27 at East Central Stadium.

Senior Cody Nuckols (47 yards, 9 carries) scored the winning touchdown with about 4 ½ minutes remaining. East Central then made a defensive stop, but lost a fumble to the Rams. Del Rio scored to pull within four points, but the Hornets’ Dalton Tarr blocked the extra point.

The Rams then attempted an onside kick, but East Central sophomore Kahjah Matthews leapt to recover the onside kick in the air and end the threat.

“We did everything we needed to do to win at the end,” Hartman said. “This has been a two-year process to get where we’re at and the camaraderie on this team is our reward.”

Nuckols was one of six Hornets who returned from injuries to make contributions. The group included standout back Jauwan Hall (108 yards, 11 carries), who ran 61 yards for a third-quarter touchdown.

“Two things happened,” Hartman said. “Jauwan ran for 108 yards Friday and he felt fine Saturday. So he’s going to get a lot more than 11 carries next game. Jauwan made a huge difference, but so did all the guys we got back.”

Also back in action for East Central were two key offensive linemen, Juan Trevino and Isidro Diaz (a four-year starter), defensive end Braden Sekula and receiver Kyle Lamey.

Del Rio led 14-10 at halftime, despite the first of two touchdown passes from Justin Upshaw-Mendoza (13 of 22, 162 yards) to Matthews (88 yards, 5 receptions). The sophomore scored on a 71-yard pass play with about three minutes remaining in the first quarter.

Matthews also scored on a 12-yard pass with about five minutes to play in the third quarter, just before Hall’s touchdown.

“Kahjah is extremely special and he’s an extremely hard worker,” Hartman said. “In my opinion, he’s a sure thing. I think he’s scored a touchdown in every game.”

Donald Holden had 48 yards on five receptions for East Central.

Brackenridge 31, Lanier 14

The Eagles won a district game against Lanier (0-5, 0-3) at Alamo Stadium beyond 377 passing yards and five touchdowns from senior quarterback Antonio Lopez.

The Voks took a 6-0 lead on a three-yard run from senior Frank McCumber with 10:46 until halftime. Brackenridge tied it on a 63-yard pass from Lopez (25 of 41) to 6-foot-6 senior Jalen Davis (141 yards, 7 receptions). It was the first three touchdown catches for Davis.

Lanier regained the lead less than two minutes into the second half on an 88-yard pass play from Jeremiah Esquivel (7 of 18, 171 yards) to Julian Castillo (107 yards, 2 receptions). McCumber ran for the two-point conversion and it was 14-6.

Brackenridge took the lead for good with consecutive touchdowns later in the third quarter. Lopez connected for 29 yards to Justin Eaton (52 yards, 3 catches) and 18 yards to Davis. Eagles senior Jonathan King finished with 97 reception yards on five catches.

Eaton and Davis each added fourth-quarter scores.

Lanier’s Adrian Lopez caught three passes for 43 yards.

Southwest 28, Eagle Pass 21 (OT)

The Dragons’ Tyrone Middleton recorded three touchdowns, including the game-winner on a 23-yard run in overtime, to lead the host team to a non-district win at Southwest Stadium.

The North Texas recruit finished with 128 rushing yards on 23 attempts and caught a 64-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Robert Trevino. In overtime, Middleton had to fend off an Eagle Pass defender at the four-yard line to reach the end zone after taking a sweep around the left side.

Eagle Pass (2-3) tied it 21-21 in the fourth quarter after Southwest had broken a halftime deadlock with a third-quarter touchdown.

Southwest junior Marquis Jones ran nine times for 62 yards and a touchdown.



FOOTBALL: Winn fires out of delay to claim upset victory over Southside






A year ago, Southside established itself as one of the District 29-5A elite. On Sept. 25, the Cardinals dealt with the consequences of being hunted.

In his post-game speech to his team, a jubilant Eagle Pass Winn coach Eric Villasenor described his Mavericks as 13-point underdogs and identified Southside (2-2, 0-1) as the district favorite. Villasenor expressed his pride in what he termed a total team victory.

The Mavericks (2-2, 1-0) trailed by eight points when nearby lightning delayed the game by about 45 minutes. Energized by the re-start, Winn scored the first of 21 unanswered points five plays later and held off a Cardinals rally for a 27-16 win at Southside Stadium

“We’ve been working hard the last two weeks of practice,” said Winn quarterback Reyes Lopez, who ran for a touchdown and passed for another. “Day in and day out. We passed a little more than we had been and we played better defense. It really helped us that we were able to run the ball.”

Winn struggled with its running game before lightning was spotted north of the stadium with 6:42 remaining in the first half. Afterward it was able to move the chains consistently behind Edward Martinez, who scored on a five-yard run to cap a 73-yard drive that was underway before the delay, and Lopez.

“We got our energy back when we came back out of it,” Lopez said.

After the Winn defense made a second-consecutive fourth down stop deep in its own territory, the Mavericks adopted an uptempo bearing. This time they traveled 66 yards in seven plays to score on a 21-yard pass from Lopez to Julio Ruiz just 10 seconds before halftime.

“They threw the ball more than we thought they would,” Southside coach Ricky Lock conceded. “They don’t do anything outstanding, but they made the plays, and we didn’t.”

Winn led 14-8 at the half, weathering a 75-yard return of the ensuing kickoff from Erik Luna. Time ran out as Luna zoomed past the 50. He was caught at the Mavs 20.

“They came out with the momentum,” Lock said. “They picked it up, and we had some things happen. We’re a young football team – we only start two seniors on both sides of the ball. That showed up tonight. It hadn’t before.”

Southside lost two consecutive fumbles at the start of the second half, enabling the Mavericks to increase their lead.

Danny Rios scored on a 32-yard fumble return 64 seconds into the third quarter. The Cardinals prevented further damage by recovering a fumble on their own 1, 12 plays after Winn recovered the resulting onside kick.

“We had too many penalties,” Lock said. “It’s frustrating to have that many 15-yard penalties. We pride ourselves on being a disciplined bunch.”

Cardinals junior Matt Collier (147 yards, 23 carries) scored on a five-yard run off a direct snap with 9:25 remaining. Nathan Rosokoff ran for the two-point conversion, putting Southside within 21-16.

Winn answered with a 70-yard, seven-play drive. Lopez ran nine yards on a broken play for a touchdown with 6:15 remaining.

An interception by the Mavericks’ Rene Auces ended Southside’s next possession near midfield. It was only the second incomplete pass of the evening for a Cardinals team that only needed four plays to cover 88 yards on its first possession.

Senior Jonny Trevino threw 35 yards to Luna (80 yards, 7 receptions) for the touchdown and found Travis Quillin for the two-point conversion.

Lock disagreed with Villasenor on the identity of the district favorite, choosing Uvalde – which also was upset in its opener.

“Our district is so even,” Lock said. “You have to come out ready at the start of every game. We were definitely flat tonight, for some reason.”

VOLLEYBALL: Area rankings (thru Oct. 1)

Through October 1


TOP 15:


Rank-Team-Last Week

1. Holy Cross – 1

2. Southwest – 4

3. East Central – 3

4. McCollum – 2

5. Highlands – 6

6. Southside – 7

7. Edison – 5

8. Harlandale – 8

9. South San – 9

10. Providence – 10

11. Jefferson – 12

12. Lanier – 11

13. Sam Houston – 13

14. Brackenridge – 14

15. Memorial – NR


NR = not ranked

VOLLEYBALL: This week’s results (thru Oct. 3)

NOTE: teams we cover are in boldface

Matches of Sept. 27-Oct. 3

Monday’s matches

Schertz John Paul II (19-8, 2-0) 3, Boerne Geneva (24-11, 2-1) 2  (19-25, 25-23, 25-22, 23-25, 15-12)

Tuesday’s matches

District 28-6A

Corpus Christi Ray (2-7 ???, 1-1) 3, Corpus Christi Carroll (5-11 ???, 0-2) 1 (25-9, 25-20, 11-25, 25-21)

South San (12-14, 2-0) 3, Corpus Christi King (0-7 ???, 0-2) 0 (25-9, 25-7. 25-14) 

Southwest (16-12 ???, 2-0) 3, East Central (17-17, 1-1)  2 (25-23, 25-27, 19-25, 25-18, 16-14)

District 27-5A

Alamo Heights (27-10, 9-0) 3, Kerrville Tivy (15-15 ???, 5-3 ???) 0 (25-23, 25-22. 25-14)

Memorial (4-17 ???, 2-6 ???) 3, Kennedy (0-24, 0-9) 2 (25-16, 25-21, 11-25, 15-25, 15-7)

Boerne Champion (15-9, 8-1) 3, Seguin (20-15, 5-4) 1 (25-17, 25-16, 10-25, 25-18)

San Marcos (22-11, 5-4) 3, Lockhart (12-22, 2-7) 0 (25-13, 25-12, 25-16)

District 28-5A

Sam Houston (8-14, 4-5) 3, Burbank (5-18 ???, 1-8) 1 (16-25, 25-23, 25-23, 25-20)

Harlandale (19-8, 7-2) 3, Jefferson (6-14 ???, 2-7) 0 (25-14, 25-16, 25-22)

McCollum (19-9, 8-1) 3, Lanier (11-13, 3-6) 1 (25-17, 22-25, 25-19, 25-19)

Edison (17-17, 8-1) 3, Brackenridge (7-25 ???, 1-8) 0 (25-13, 25-19, 25-12)

District 29-5A

Eagle Pass Winn (3-10 ???, 2-4) 3, Laredo Martin (10-19, 0-6) 0 (25-16, 25-23, 25-18)

Laredo Nixon (4-5 ???, 4-2) 3, Laredo Cigarroa (8-14, 1-5) 0 (25-23, 25-13, 25-23)

Southside (14-12, 5-1) 3, Medina Valley (13-14 ???, 5-1) 0 (25-19, 25-17, 25-17)

Somerset (13-11, 5-1) 3, Uvalde (10-7 ???, 2-4) 1 (25-18, 21-25, 25-19, 25-20) 

District 26-3A

Marion (18-9 ???, 3-0) 3, Brooks Academy (1-6 ???, 0-3) 0 (25-14, 25-11, 25-13)

Natalia (10-3 ???, 2-1) 3, Cole (12-11 ???, 2-1) 0 (scores unavailable)

Randolph (20-11, 2-1) 3, Fox Tech (2-25, 0-3) 0 (25-11, 25-11, 25-14)


Victoria St. Joseph (14-6, 8-1) 3, Laredo St. Augustine (9-14, 3-6) 0 (Game 1: 25-19, 25-15, 25-10)

Victoria St. Joseph (15-6, 9-1)  3, Laredo St. Augustine (9-14, 3-6) 0 (Game 2: 25-9, 25-10, 25-19)

Providence (14-13, 5-4) 3, Corpus Christi John Paul II (5-15 ???, 0-9 ???) 1 (25-12, 25-11, 25-27, 25-11)

Holy Cross (34-6, 10-0) 3, San Antonio Christian (10-8, 6-3) 0 (25-19, 25-18, 25-20)


Keystone (13-9, 1-1) at Kerrville Our Lady of the Hills (16-10, 0-2) (scores unavailable)

Schertz John Paul II (20-8, 3-0) 3, St. Gerard (3-7, 0-3) 0 (25-9, 25-12, 25-15)


Highlands (17-8 ???) 3, Young Women’s Leadership Academy (4-14 ???) 0 (25-13, 25-19, 25-11)

Wednesday’s matches

No matches scheduled

Thursday’s matches


Holy Cross (35-6, 11-0) 3, Victoria St. Joseph (15-7, 9-2) 1 (25-23, 25-15, 19-25, 25-13)


Kerrville Our Lady of the Hills (16-10 ???, 0-2 ???) 3, St. Gerard (3-8, 0-4) 0 (25-18, 25-6, 25-12)

Friday’s matches

District 28-6A

Corpus Christi Carroll (6-11 ???, 1-2) 3, Corpus Christi King (0-8 ???, 0-3) 1 (25-8, 25-16, 23-25, 25-13)

East Central (18-17, 2-1)  3, Corpus Christi Ray (2-8 ???, 1-2) 0 (25-9, 25-12, 25-14)

South San (13-14, 3-0) 3, Southwest (16-13 ???, 2-1) 2 (25-23, 25-17, 19-25, 24-26, 17-15)

District 27-5A

Seguin (21-15, 6-4) 3, Memorial (4-18 ???, 2-7 ???) 0 (25-6, 25-13, 25-18)

Boerne Champion (16-9, 9-1) 3, Kerrville Tivy (15-16 ???, 5-4 ???) 0 (25-15, 25-22, 25-21)

Floresville (13-17, 4-5) 3, Lockhart (12-23, 2-8) 1 (25-22, 24-26, 25-14, 26-24)

Alamo Heights (28-10, 10-0) 3, San Marcos (22-12, 5-5) 0 (25-13, 25-10, 25-18)

District 28-5A

Highlands (18-8 ???, 7-2) 3, Edison (17-18, 8-2) 1 (23-25, 25-17, 25-14, 25-20)

McCollum (20-9, 9-1) 3, Sam Houston (8-15, 4-6) 0 (25-10, 25-9, 25-13)

Harlandale (20-8, 8-2) 3, Brackenridge (7-26 ???, 1-9) 0 (25-11, 25-17, 25-23)

Lanier (12-13, 4-6) 3, Jefferson (6-15 ???, 2-8) 2 (20-25, 28-26, 24-26, 25-23, 15-12)

District 29-5A

Uvalde (11-7 ???, 3-4) 3, Laredo Cigarroa (8-15, 1-6) 0 (25-16, 26-24, 25-23)

Medina Valley (14-14 ???, 6-1) 3, Eagle Pass Winn (3-11 ???, 2-5) 0 (25-16, 25-15, 25-22)

Somerset (14-11, 6-1) 3, Laredo Martin (10-20, 0-7) 1 (21-25, 25-18, 25-22, 25-11)

Southside (15-12, 6-1) 3, Laredo Nixon (4-6 ???, 4-3) 0 (25-17, 25-22, 25-21)

District 26-3A

Natalia (11-3 ???, 3-1) at Brooks Academy (1-7 ???, 0-4) 0 (25-9, 25-9, 25-12)

Randolph (21-11, 3-1) 3, Cole (12-12 ???, 2-2) 0 (25-6, 25-12, 25-10)

Marion (19-9 ???, 4-0) 3, Fox Tech (2-26, 0-4) 0 (25-16, 25-9, 25-15)


Corpus Christi Incarnate Word (15-11, 6-3) 3, Cornerstone Christian (5-10 ???, 0-7 ???) 0 (25-11, 25-10, 25-16)

TMI (8-14, 4-6) 3, Providence (14-14, 5-5) 1 (25-21, 17-25, 25-20, 25-19)

San Antonio Christian (11-8, 7-3) 3, Corpus Christi John Paul II (5-16 ???, 0-10 ???) 0 (25-13, 25-13, 25-3)


Burbank (6-18 ???) 3, Young Women’s Leadership Academy (4-15 ???) 2 (25-23, 26-28, 25-21, 23-25, 15-8)

Saturday’s matches


San Antonio Christian (12-8, 8-3) 3, Corpus Christi Incarnate Word (15-12, 6-4) 2 (17-25, 25-21, 29-31, 25-14, 16-14)

Laredo St. Augustine (10-14, 4-6) 3, Cornerstone Christian (5-11 ???, 0-8 ???) 1 (scores unavailable)

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

NOTE: teams we cover are in boldface


(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.


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.


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.


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.


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


(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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


(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.


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.


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

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


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.


(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.


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

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


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


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.


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


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


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


(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.


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.


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

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


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.

FOOTBALL: Area rankings (thru Sept. 26)

Through September 26


TOP 15:


Rank-Team-Last week

1. Sam Houston – 1

2. Holy Cross – 3

3. Highlands – 4

4. Southside – 2

5. Central Catholic – 5

6. East Central – 8

7. Harlandale – 7

8. Southwest – 9

9. Edison – 6

10. McCollum – 10

11. Brackenridge – 11

12. Jefferson – 12

13. South San – 13

14. Lanier – 14

15. Kennedy – 15


NR = not ranked

FOOTBALL: This week’s results (thru Oct. 3)

NOTE: teams we cover are in boldface


(Oct. 1-3)

Thursday’s games

District 28-5A

Sam Houston (6-0, 4-0) 32, Brackenridge (1-5, 1-3) 14

District 29-5A

Somerset (4-1, 2-0) 51, Laredo Martin (3-2, 1-1) 14

Friday’s games

District 27-5A

Kerrville Tivy (5-0, 3-0) 65, Boerne Champion (3-3, 3-1) 49

Lockhart (6-0, 4-0) 21, Floresville (1-5, 1-3) 10

Alamo Heights (3-3, 2-2) 63, San Marcos (4-1, 2-1) 53

Seguin (1-4, 1-2) 48, Memorial (1-5, 0-4) 20

District 28-5A

Jefferson (2-4, 2-2) 20, Burbank (0-5, 0-3) 7

Harlandale (3-3, 3-1) 14, Edison (2-3, 1-2) 10

Highlands (4-1, 3-0) 30, Lanier (0-6, 0-4) 14

District 29-5A

Uvalde (3-2, 1-1) 42, Laredo Cigarroa (1-4, 0-2) 14

Medina Valley (3-2, 2-0) 28, Eagle Pass Winn (2-3, 1-1) 7

Laredo Nixon (1-4, 1-1) 31, Southside (2-3, 0-2) 19 


Austin Regents (2-2, 1-0) 34, Victoria St. Joseph (1-5, 1-1) 13

Cornerstone Christian (3-3, 1-1) 42, Corpus Christi John Paul II (1-5, 0-2) 7


Temple Central Texas Christian (2-2 ???, 1-0) 56, St. Gerard (1-4, 0-1) 8

Shiner St. Paul (6-0, 1-0) 47, Marble Falls Faith Academy (1-5, 0-1) 0


Cotulla (3-3) 1, Brooks Academy (1-5) 0 (forfeit)

Saturday’s games

No games scheduled