CONVERSE – Four total turnovers forced by the Wimberley Texan defense made the difference for the program as it cruised to a 35-14 regional quarterfinal playoff win over the Sinton Pirates on a soggy afternoon at Rutledge Stadium.
Wimberley advances to take on longtime district foe Geronimo Navarro Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Boerne High for the Region IV, 4A Division II crown and the right to play in the state semifinals Dec. 11-12.
The Texans’ Code Red defense forced three Sinton interceptions in the contest with Jaxson Watts, Canyun Staton and Kerrick Lai all recording a pic each. Texan John Boyle also recovered a fumble in the contest.
On offense, Wimberley was guided by quarterback Matthew Tippie who was nearly perfect by going 14 of 16 for 238 yards and three touchdowns.
Texan running back Moses Wray ran the ball 18 times for 113 yards in the game and Chris Schatte finished with 74 yards on 10 carries and two rushing scores.
On the receiving end, Texan wide receiver Nathan Simpson caught the ball 5 times for 71 yards and a touchdown and wide receiver Ty Pruett had three catches for 45 yards and a touchdown.
Friday’s contest between Wimberley and Navarro will mark the fourth time in the past two seasons the programs have played one another.