Folk lore says that crazy things happen when the moon is full. And it can only get crazier when that full moon is on Friday the 13th. When Calallen and Needville met under the full moon on Friday the 13th, the game lived up to the billing of a full moon Friday the 13th.
Needville accounted for 264 yards of total offense on the night with 253 yards of offense coming on just 4 plays. Needville ran just 8 plays on offense in the 2nd half. Calallen had possession for 21:42 in the 2nd half. Calallen had one drive that went 18 plays, went 77 yards, consumed 9:51 of the clock and resulted in a field goal.
Needville got on the board first on 76-yard strike from Trevor Baker to Vincent Villarreal with 7:16 remaining in the 1st quarter to jump to 7-0 lead.
Following an exchange of punts, Calallen drove 66-yards in 11 plays capped by a 7-yard run from Riggs Barrett to tie the game at 7 with 8:01 remaining in the 2nd quarter.
On the next play form scrimmage, Ashton Stredick dashed 88-yards for a touchdown. The PAT kick was no good and the Blue Jays led 13-7 with 7:32 remaining in the 2nd quarter.
The score remained 13-7 until Collin Kieschnick drilled a 32-yard field goal to cap a 11-play 27-yard drive. Yes 11 plays and 27-yards. The field goal cut the Blue Jays lead to 13-10 at the 1:16 mark of the 3rd.
Following a Needville punt that bounced into the end zone, the Wildcats went on the 18-play, 77-yard field goal drive to tie the game at 13-13 with 1:21 left in the game. Given the pace of the game to that point, the game seemed destined for overtime.
But in line with the crazy theme of the night, there were still 13 points left to be scored.
Needville fumbled the ensuing kickoff and it was recoverd by Calallen at the Needville 22. On the first play from scrimmage, Jarrett Garza carried the ball around the right end and bullied his way into the end zone to give the Wildcats their first lead of the night at 20-13 with 1:04 left in the game.
Needville attempted to return the kickoff out of the end zone and started their final drive of the night from their own 11-yard line. Following a sack and a penalty, the Blue Jays were at their own 2-yard line. After a long pass completion to the Calallen 24, Baker again found Villarrel for a touchdown. The score cut the Wildcat lead to 20-19 with only 9 seconds remaining in the game.
Following a timeout, the Blue Jays elected to attempt a two-point conversion. The pass sailed over the head of the intended receiver to leave the score at 20-19.
Needville attempted an onside kick, but it was recovered by Calallen and the Wildcats were able to kneel for one final play to preserve the victory.
Callallen is now 3-0 on the season. The Wildcats host Floresville in two weeks. Floresville is 1-2 after recording their first win of the season tonight over Carrizo Springs 48-20.
Needville falls to 2-1 on the season. The Blue Jays host Yoakum next Friday. Yoakum is 1-2 after losing a squeaker tonight to Gonzales 25-27.
Needville – Trevor Baker to Vincent Villarreal, 76 -yard pass, kick good – Calallen 0, Needville 7 – 7:16 1st
Calallen – Riggs Barrett, 7-yard run, kick good – Calallen 7, Needville 7 – 8:01 2nd
Needville – Ashton Stredick, 88-yard run, kick failed – Calallen 7, Needville 13 – 7:32 2nd
Calallen – Collin Kieschnick, 32-yard field goal – Calallen 10, Needville 13 – 1:16 3rd
Calallen – Collin Kieschnick, 21-yard field goal – Calallen 13, Needville 13 – 1:21 4th
Calallen – Jarrett Garza, 22-yard run, kick good – Calallen 20, Needville 13 – 1:04 4th
Needville – Trevor Baker to Vincent Villarreal, 24-yard pass, two-point conversion failed – Calallen 20, Needville 19 – 0:09 4th