A 17-point first half deficit proved too much for the Wimberley Texans to surmount as they fell 41-28 to the Boerne Greyhounds (6-0) Friday at Texan Stadium.
“We knew the fire power that those guys had on that side of the field,” Texans head coach Doug Warren said. “We didn’t put pressure on the quarterback and that’s going to be a long night. And then when we did pressure him he was able to scramble and make plays with his feet.”
Boerne opened the game with a five play, 61-yard drive that ended with senior quarterback Brooks Klutts throwing a 24-yard touchdown pass to senior wide receiver Connor Fisher. A 27-yard field goal at the end of the first quarter extended the Greyhounds’ lead to 10-0.
Klutts and Fisher connected again for a 39-yard touchdown pass early in the second quarter, pushing its lead to 17-0. Fisher led the Greyhounds in receiving on the night with seven catches for 127 yards and 2 touchdowns.
On the following drive, Wimberley got going on offense with a 22-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Jordan Weeks to senior wide receiver Thomas Mann. The Texans’ momentum, however, was halted after Klutts led the Boerne offense down the field on the ensuing drive, which he capped off with a six yard touchdown run.
Weeks connected with junior wide receiver Hayden Krebs on a 58-yard touchdown pass to close the first half, cutting the Boerne lead on Wimberley to 24-14. Krebs finished the game with 8 catches for 118 yards and one touchdown.
Warren reminded the Texans in the looker room that the team had been in this position before and was able to comeback and win the game.
The Texan offense responded to Warren’s halftime speech with a 78-yard touchdown on a wide receiver reverse to senior Cade Stoever to open the second half.
“We knew we were getting the ball coming out after the halftime,” said Warren. “We knew we were going to have to take the ball and march it down and get some points on the board. And we were able to do that.”
As the Texans offense started to heat up, the defense was running out of gas and couldn’t get Klutts and the Greyhound offense off the field.
Klutts tossed a 24-yard touchdown pass to junior wide receiver Robert Sherwood on the first drive of the second half.
Later in the third quarter Klutts connected on a 13-yard touchdown pass to junior wide receiver Douglas Hodo III, making it Klutts’ fourth touchdown pass of the game.
Klutts finished the game 12 of 21 for 231 yards passing, with 4 touchdowns and 1 interception. He also added 12 carries for 34 yards and one rushing touchdown.
Other key contributors to the potent Greyhound offense were senior running back Ryan Hart and junior running back Colton Pool. Hart carried the ball 9 times for 145 yards, while Pool added 10 carries for 75 yards.
Wimberley scored again in the game with a 9-yard touchdown pass from Weeks to senior wide receiver Kaden Kowalski.
But the late score from Wimberley was too late as the Boerne offense ran out the clock in the fourth quarter to keep the Texans from completing the comeback.
Weeks finished the game with 274 yards passing and three touchdown passes.
“I still believe in these kids and love these kids,” Warren said. “And we have a good football team. Tonight we came in on the wrong end of it.”