District title is one win away for Texans football

Staff Report

Last Friday night at Texan Stadium, Wimberley’s defense did something to Navarro that hadn’t been done since 2007. The Texans shut out the Panthers, a team averaging almost 34 points per game, 27-0. “A shutout against a quality opponent like the Panthers says all you need to know about our defense,” head coach Doug Warren said after the game. “They turned it up a notch tonight.”

Wimberley has no opponent next week but in two weeks will host winless Austin Achieve. A win will clinch the District 14 4A Division II title, something the Texans haven’t won since 2017.

Jack Bruner gave the Texans a 3-0 lead with a 39-yard field goal in the first quarter and built a 13-0 lead after Juan Olmedo’s 11-yard touchdown run with a 49-yard kick before the half ended.

On the second play of the second half Nathan Simpson caught a pass from quarterback Cash McCollum and broke loose from a defender for a 68-yard scoring run to make it 20-0. Bruner’s PAT kick put 27 on the board after senior Dylan Kincaid finished a 66-yard drive midway through the third quarter with a 14-yard touchdown reception. 

McCollum threw a pair of interceptions but completed 10 of 17 for 166 yards with two touchdowns. Tyler Ross had one completion for 46 yards. Johnny Ball and Moses Wray led in rushing with 42 yards each. Simpson led receivers with 3 catches for 88 yards. 

Defensively, Ethan Lancaster, Kason Pritchard, Kerrick Lai and Simpson each had a sack. Simpson and Jack Riser both had interceptions. 

The Texans were Class 3A Division I State Champions in 2005 and Division II Champions in 2011. Wimberley lost to Texarkana Pleasant Grove in the 2019 state final and lost to Carthage in the 2020 semifinal in Class 4A. 

Wimberley hosts Austin Achieve on Friday, November 5 at 7:30 “Senior Night.”

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