SAN ANTONIO – Fourteen unanswered points in the final 12-plus minutes Friday gave the Wimberley Texans enough firepower to outlast the Poteet Aggies in a 49-35 bi-district round slugfest.
With the win, Wimberley advances to the area round of the playoffs where they’ll meet Raymondville Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Mathis High.
Wimberley (8-3) sprinted out to a 28-7 lead midway through the second frame highlighted by a pair of rushing touchdowns from quarterback Cooper McCollum and a pair of scores from running back Moses Wray.
Wray finished with a team-high 137 yards on 23 carries and a season-best three rushing touchdowns. McCollum went 18 of 32 for 271 yards and two passing touchdowns, while also accruing 36 yards on eight carries and two rushing scores.
But Poteet countered by outscoring the Texans 14-7 to close the first half, aided by a 35-yard touchdown pass from Aggie quarterback Eric Trevino to wide receiver Josh Hill. Wimberley led 35-21 at halftime.
Poteet kept up the pace by scoring 14 more unanswered points to start the third frame, highlighted by a 38-yard touchdown run by Trevino, to tie the game at 35-35.
Trevino finished with a game-high 161 yards rushing on 28 carries and three touchdowns, while also going 3 of 4 for 42 yards and a touchdown through the air.
However, Wimberley sped away down the stretch with touchdowns from Wray and McCollum, giving the Texans the 49-35 advantage.
Wimberley’s offense amassed 465 yards of offense with 271 of those yards through the air. On the opposite side, the Texan defense kept Poteet to 274 yards of total offense, 224 of those yards on the ground.
Texan wide receiver Christian Marshall caught 9 passes for 179 yards and a touchdown, while wide receiver Josh Limely finished with 37 yards on two catches and a score.