Smithson Valley 21, Cibolo Steele 19
With 48 seconds remaining, Mason Reid blasted a 51-yard field goal to give Smithson Valley a crucial 21-19 road victory at Cibolo Steele on Friday night in District 26-6A action.
Steele’s comeback attempt was thwarted on the first play of the ensuing drive after the field goal as junior Trey Witcher swiped a tipped pass in the waning seconds to preserve the victory for Smithson Valley.
Just before halftime, Smithson Valley scored its first touchdown in five quarters on a 3-yard touchdown plunge by Houston commit Levi Williams. The point after attempt hit the upright, leaving the score a 9-6 with six seconds left before halftime.
In the fourth quarter trailing by six points, Cibolo Steele and its offensive line went to work. Sophomore Wyatt Begeal tied the game at 12 with a quarterback sneak after a long drive. Zachary Simmons converted the point after to give the hosts a one-point lead with less than eight minutes remaining.
Williams hit Chris Rivera with a 58-yard touchdown strike that came off a Xavier Player deflection to answer quickly. The two-point attempt failed with 6:04 left the game to keep the Smithson Valley lead at 18-13.
On Steele’s ensuing possession, the Knights converted a fourth down from its own 32 when Begeal took advantage of a free play due to a penalty and found junior Jaylon Jones on a pass to keep the drive going.
With 2:18 remaining, Begeal capped off the drive with his third touchdown of the night to give the Knights a 19-18 lead. The two-point conversion try from the 8-yard line was incomplete.
Converse Judson 59, New Braunfels Canyon 3
Top-ranked Converse Judson sprinted out to a 21-0 after the first quarter and never looked back en route to a 59-3 victory over New Braunfels Canyon. UTSA commit Sincere McCormick rushed for three touchdowns, while junior Mike Chandler II fired three touchdown strikes for the Rockets. Judson moved to 7-0 and 5-0 in District 26-6A with the victory.
Schertz Clemens 37, East Central 30
Schertz Clemens withstood a fourth quarter push from hosts East Central, holding on for a 37-30 victory to all but assures the Buffaloes of a postseason place. Senior Jaray Patterson rushed for 158 yards and three touchdowns, while sophomore quarterback Max Didomenico threw for three touchdowns. For East Central, Austin Trainer fired three touchdown passes in a losing effort for the Hornets, who are going to need help to get into the postseason.
Note: Separate San Marcos vs. New Braunfels game recap coming this afternoon.