A late fourth quarter touchdown gave the Wimberley Texans enough room to escape with a narrow 29-22 win over the Giddings Buffaloes Friday.
Wimberley (2-0) took a 21-16 lead in the fourth frame via a 61-yard touchdown run by sophomore Moses Wray. Wray finished with 71 yards on nine carries and two scores in the contest.
Giddings (0-2) rallied right back with a 43-yard score from quarterback Alex De La Torre to Bryson Kleinert. But a failed two-point conversion attempt kept the Buffaloes’ lead at 22-21.
Several minutes later, Texan quarterback Cooper McCollum tossed a 15-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Martin. A successful two-point conversion increased the Texan lead to 29-22.
McCollum went 17 of 29 for 299 yards and two touchdowns and three interceptions. Texan wide receiver Christian Marshall led the team with 177 receiving yards and a score through the air, along with 85 yards rushing on nine carries and a score.
De La Torre finished by going 6 of 17 for 111 yards passing with one touchdown and an interception, while also rushing for 117 yards on 21 carries and a score.
Wimberley edged Giddings in total yards by out-gaining the Buffaloes 396-303.
The Texans went 5 for 10 on third down conversions, but committed three turnovers in the contest. Giddings committed eight penalties for 90 yards.
Wimberley hits the road Friday when it takes on rival Canyon Lake in Fischer at 7:30 p.m.