Texans shut out Eastside Memorial

An early explosion of offense paved the way for the Wimberley Texans to throttle the Eastside Memorial Panthers 51-0 in their Oct. 10 district opener at Nelson Field.

Wimberley (5-1, 1-0) quickly jumped out to a 21-0 first quarter advantage highlighted by a pair of touchdowns from quarterback Cooper McCollum and a score by Juan Olmedo Barraco.

The onslaught continued into the second frame as Wimberley tacked on 16 more points that included a safety. With second and third string players on the field, the Texans added two more scores in the final 24 minutes of play.

McCollum went 6 of 9 for 102 yards and two touchdowns passing and two rushes for 22 yards before he was pulled at halftime. Running back Cole Schroeder led the team with 61 rush yards on five carries, while Barraco finished with 53 yards rushing on four carries and a score. Running back Blake Mullinix ran for 56 yards and a touchdown.

Texan running back Cole Marshall caught three passes for 65 yards and a score.

On defense, Wimberley held Eastside Memorial (0-6, 0-1) to -35 total yards in the game. Texan defensive lineman Manny Esquina led the team with three tackles.

Wimberley hosts unbeaten Bandera for homecoming Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Texan Stadium.

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