JOURDANTON – Twenty-eight unanswered second-half points tipped the scales in the Wimberley Texans’ favor Friday as they cruised past the Alice Coyotes 45-13 in a non-district tilt at Indian Stadium.
The contest was scheduled between the two programs after the Texans’ 14-4A, Division II opener against the Young Men’s Leadership Academy, a first year program out of San Antonio ISD, was canceled after SAISD pushed back the start of its district’s athletic season until mid-October.
Wimberley built a 17-13 lead at halftime before exploding for 28 unanswered points in the second half.
Wimberley quarterback Matthew Tippie went 23 of 38 for 231 yards and three passing touchdowns, while running back Juan Olmedo rushed for 113 yards on nine carries. Texan running back Moses Wray rushed for 62 yards on 16 carries and a touchdown. Olmedo led the team on defense by recording a pair of interceptions, including a 58-yard interception return for a touchdown.
Texan wide receiver Colby Cotten finished with a game high seven catches for 95 yards and a passing touchdown. Four total Texan wide receivers recorded a touchdown catch including Jaxson Watts, Nathan Simpson and Ty Pruett.
The Texans travel to play at Manor New Tech Friday, followed by a home game against Austin Eastside Memorial Oct. 16.