A chilly 50-degree night didn’t stop the red-hot Wimberley Texans from upending the Navarro Panthers 49-35 at Texan Stadium Friday.
The Texans (8-1, 3-0 in district) claim its third straight win, as well as sole possession of first place in 13-4A, DII with one regular season game left in its schedule.
Wimberley also handed Navarro its first district loss since 2013 and first loss in the regular season since 2014, according to a San Antonio Express News report.
Navarro got an early 7-0 lead on the Texans in the first quarter. It wasn’t until the third minute when Wimberley found their momentum.
Senior quarterback JoJo Weeks tossed a 29-yard touchdown pass to senior wide receiver Gavin Martinez to kick start the Texan offense. A missed extra point kept Navarro ahead 7-6.
However, momentum was with the Texans, which added another touchdown and a two-point conversion to end the first quarter with a 14-7 lead.
The Texans quickly found their edge and began to dominate on the offensive end. Wimberley held a 20-14 lead at halftime and continued to pull away in the second half; Wimberley outscored Navarro 14-7 in the third frame.
An early fourth quarter score gave the Texans a commanding 41-21 lead.
Navarro fought back by tallying 14 points in the fourth quarter, but the rally wasn’t enough as the Texans held on to win.
After a bye week, Wimberley closes the regular season against Hondo Nov. 10.