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UIL Area Round Playoff recaps


6A-Division I

Saturday’s Games

Converse Judson (10-1) vs. Lake Travis (9-2) – Darrell K. Royal Stadium, Austin (2:00 p.m.)

Southwest (9-2) vs. Los Fresnos (8-3) – Alamo Stadium (1:00 p.m.)

O’Connor 45, Reagan 21

– Jalen Hughes caught 10 passes for 190 yards and scored touchdowns in three different ways as O’Connor downed Reagan, 45-21. Hughes scored on an 80-yard touchdown pass from Roel Sanchez, returned a punt 46 yards for a score, and added a fourth quarter touchdown run for the Panthers, who moved to 12-0. Sanchez completed 16 of 20 passes for 256 yards and two scores on the afternoon and picked up two more touchdowns on the ground. Junior John Carrington rushed for 113 yards to lead the Rattlers, who finish the season with a 9-3 mark.

San Benito 44, McAllen Memorial 35

– Trailing 35-31 with 1:04 remaining, Erik Retta engineered a seven play, 78-yard drive and capped it off with a 1-yard touchdown plunge to give San Benito the victory. Retta finished with 248 passing yards in the victory, while Tyrone Harper scored four times for the Hounds. McAllen Memorial, who rushed for 419 yards in the loss, got 210 rushing yards and two scores from quarterback Sean Skaugen. San Benito will now face O’Connor on Friday night at Buccaneer Stadium in Corpus Christi.

6A-Division II

Austin Westlake 51, Smithson Valley 31

– Trevon Moehrig-Woodard’s 70-yard run with nearly a minute gone in the second quarter gave the Rangers a 17-7 lead, but Westlake stormed back with four touchdowns by Wisconsin commit Nakia Watson to claim a 51-31 win at Alamo Stadium. Moehrig-Woodard, a TCU pledge, finished with 134 total yards and a pair of touchdowns. Westlake’s Taylor Anderson threw for three touchdowns.

Edinburg Vela 28, Eagle Pass 10

– Nathan Garcia rushed for two touchdowns and added a third through the air as Edinburg Vela turned away Eagle Pass, 28-10. Justin Cantu caught 12 passes for 127 yards and a touchdown to pace the Sabercats. Ricardo Luna threw a touchdown pass in a losing effort for Eagle Pass, who finished the season with a 9-3 record. Vela advances to play Austin Westlake at Gregory-Portland on Friday night.

Cibolo Steele 36, Austin Vandegrift 18

– Brenden Brady visited the end zone four times and rushed for 199 yards to lead Cibolo Steele to a 36-18 victory over Austin Vandegrift. Brady’s two second quarter touchdowns erased a 10-7 deficit for the Knights. Isaiah Smallwood rushed for 112 yards and a touchdown to lead the Vipers offense in a losing effort.

Weslaco East 21, Laredo Alexander 18

– Weslaco East erased a 10-7 halftime deficit and pulled out a 21-18 decision over Laredo Alexander. J.C. Vargas rushed for 115 yards and two touchdowns, while Richard Lefevre added 93 yards and a touchdown for the Wildcats. Albert Laurel Jr. snagged a pair of touchdown grabs for Alexander, who finished the season with a 6-6 record.

5A-Division I

Angleton 69, Boerne Champion 7

– Tamerik Williams only needed 14 carries to roll up 180 yards and three rushing scores as Angleton downed Boerne Champion, 69-7. Williams also reached paydirt on a 46-yard pass in the third quarter to make it 49-7. Nick De Los Santos rushed for 113 yards to lead the offense for Champion, who finish the 2017 season with 6-6 record.

Flour Bluff 57, Mission Veterans Memorial 33

– Simeon Wells rushed for 211 yards and three touchdowns as Flour Bluff advanced to the regional quarterfinals with a 57-33 victory over Mission Veterans Memorial. Quarterback Brandon Sherrod accounted for three scores to pace the Hornets. Junior Landry Gilpin capped off a fantastic season with 392 total yards and three scores. Gilpin finished with 3,169 yards and 25 touchdowns through the air along with 1,655 rushing yards and 23 touchdowns.

Dripping Springs (11-0) vs. Richmond Foster (7-3) at Bryan (1:30 p.m.)

CC Veterans Memorial 55, Brownsville Memorial 41

– David Soto did a lot of about everything as CC Veterans Memorial defeated Brownsville Memorial 55-41 in a shootout. Soto finished with 159 rushing yards, 153 receiving yards, and 25 passing yards and accounted for four touchdowns in the victory. Frank Jones added 101 yards and a touchdown. Brownsville Memorial rushed for over 500 yards in a losing effort. Abel Martinez led the Chargers with 222 yards, while Gustavo Vasquez added 188 yards and three scores.

5A-Division II

Austin McCallum 52, Rosenberg Terry 24

– Austin McCallum remained unbeaten as quarterback Max Perez accounted for four touchdowns in a 52-24 victory over Rosenberg Terry. Mason Bryant hauled in a pair of scores covering 86 yards to pace McCallum. Damon Shavers and Amon Byars combined for 139 yards and two scores as Rosenberg Terry finished the season with a 5-5 record.

Alice 42, Mission Sharyland 39 (3 OT)

– Trey Jarramillo accounted for 409 total yards and three touchdowns as Alice survived a triple-overtime thriller to end Mission Sharyland’s season, 42-39. R.J. Galvan caught nine passes for 115 yards to pace Alice. who sent the game into overtime with a touchdown with four seconds remaining in regulation. Edgar Longoria accounted for three touchdowns in a losing effort as Sharyland finished the campaign with a 9-3 record. Alice advances to play Austin McCallum at the Alamodome at noon on Dec. 2.

Kerrville Tivy 20, Victoria West 17

– Jason Zirkel blasted a 25-yard field goal with 1:22 remaining as Kerrville Tivy survived with a 20-17 victory over Victoria West. It was the fifth time in the second half Tivy had been in the red zone, but it was the first time the Antlers came away with points. Tivy rushed for 290 yards as a team in the victory. Victoria West finished with a 5-6 record on the season.

Calallen 47, Mercedes 12

– Colton Duff rushed for four touchdowns as Calallen remained unbeaten behind 416 rushing yards as a team in a 47-12 victory over Mercedes. Alec Brown rushed for 181 yards,, including an 81-yard touchdown run to pace the Wildcats. Mercedes only passed midfield three times in 11 possessions against a stingy Wildcats defense. Calallen advances to take on Kerrville Tivy at 4:00 p.m. on Dec. 2 at the Alamodome.

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