Explosive Texans tame Buffaloes in 45-28 thriller

An explosive and consistent offense paved the way for the Wimberley Texans to tally its second victory of the season in a dominant 45-28 win over the Giddings Buffaloes Friday at Texan Stadium.

The duo of Texan quarterback JoJo Weeks and running back Thomas Carruthers helped Wimberley compile 560 yards of total offense on the night.

Gavin Martinez gains yardage after a pass reception. Martinez had 3 catches for 53 yards including a 35-yard touchdown. Wyatt Mann led the Texans with 92 yards receiving including one touchdown catch for 80 yards. (photo by Wayland D. Clark, wfotos.com)

Weeks went 15 of 26 for 274 yards and two touchdowns on the night, while also rushing for 86 yards on seven carries. Carruthers, aided by a bruising offensive line, rushed for 185 yards and three touchdowns.

Wimberley jumped out to a 21-7 halftime lead, aided by an 80-yard touchdown pass from Weeks to wide receiver Nicholas Kohls.

The Texans outscored the Buffaloes 24-7 over the next 22 minutes of play in the second half, highlighted by a 72-yard touchdown run by Carruthers.

Giddings, which was limited to 295 yards on offense, was led by a three-pronged rushing attack of Tavion Page, Brandon Mitschke and Ja’Darius Johnson. The trio combined for 168 yards rushing on the evening.

Johnson finished a team high 78 rushing yards, while Page had 62 rushing yards, which included a 54-yard touchdown run. Mitschke finished with 28-yards and a touchdown. Giddings quarterback Carson Harville went 5 of 8 for 104 yards and an interception, while starting quarterback Rustin Grimm went 5 of 8 for 30 yards and a touchdown.

NEXT UP

The Wimberley Texans host the Lampasas Badgers on  Friday, Sept. 15 at 7:30 p.m.

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