Texans shock No. 3 Cuero

Wimberley Texans Kent Kenyon, Hunter Moore, Brady Corbitt, Geno Albini, Ian Burnette and Trey Manning hold the UIL Quarterfinal Championship Trophy after Wimberley beat Cuero. (Photo by Richard Mason/

Cedar Creek - All season long, the Wimberley Texans have leaned heavily on their explosive offense to make big plays when called upon.

And time after time they have delivered.

But with their season hanging by a thread against No. 3 Cuero, it was a pair of defining plays by the defense that help send the Texans into the state semi-finals.

With Cuero driving for the potential winning touchdown late in the see-saw affair, junior defensive back Trenton Dingman stepped in front of an errant Drew Riemenschneider pass with 3:19 remaining and returned it 35 yards for a touchdown to seal Wimberley’s stunning 44-36 shootout win over the heavily favored Gobblers.

The Texans will now square off with unbeaten two-time state Class 4A Division II champion West Orange Stark on Friday night at Legacy Stadium in Katy.


Texans are Bi-District champs

Cooper McCollum scores one of his two touchdowns by diving over the defender/Photo by Brenda Rau/

San Antonio - After turning in a pair of relatively quiet offense performances over the last stretch of games of the season, speedy senior wideout Gavin Martinez delivered one of his finest games as a Texan when it mattered most.

Martinez scored a season-high three touchdowns - two on passes from JoJo Weeks and another on an electrifying sideline-stepping punt return to help lead Wimberley to a dominating first round win over outmanned Carrizo Springs 56-19 at Harlandale Memorial Stadium in San Antonio.

Weeks passed for 208 yards and four touchdowns as the Texans punched their ticket to the second round to face Sinton, a team that Wimberley defeated last season 21-14 in the area round.

The two teams have faced each other the previous three seasons with the Pirates eliminating Wimberley both in 2014 and 2015.


Texans take down Navarro, Week’s has 6 TDs

Cade Stoever pulled in one of Jo Jo Week’s passes against Navarro as Wimberley pulled in a win.

Despite all of the pre-game chatter emitting from Navarro leading up to last Friday night’s showdown that suggested they were the better team, the Texans responded with their best game of the season to prove otherwise.

Wimberley rode the red-hot passing arm of senior quarterback Jordan Weeks to run heavily favored and previously unbeaten Navarro out of chilly Texan Stadium to secure sole possession of first place in District 13 4-A in impressive fashion.

The Texans 49-35 romp handed the Panthers their first district loss since 2013 and while affording Wimberley the inside track to securing the district title with only one game remaining at Hondo on Nov. 10.

It also probably ensured that the Texans would avoid powerhouse Cuero in the first three rounds of the playoffs.


Texan tennis makes Regionals

Landon Kirchner and Triston Anderson won a match last week. (Photo by Paul Mayhew)

Wimberley Texan team tennis finished off the season in the Regional finals against Fredericksburg last week.

“They are a very good team, and are ranked No. 2 in the state in 4A,” Tennis Coach Tim Bourke said. “We played them a month earlier, and we weren’t quite as competitive. Our kids have gotten a lot better, and I was proud of that.”

Fredericksburg beat the Texans 10-2 in team tennis, which the first team to reach 10 points wins. 

Landon Kirchner and Triston Anderson were able to pull off a thrilling victory in the No. 1 Boys Doubles. They won the first set in a tie breaker, lost the second set and ended up pulling down the victory in a super tie-breaker 10-6. 

“It was up and down throughout the match,” Bourke said. “That was a really good team they were playing, so it was a big win.”


Texans lose for the first time this year

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As senior receiver Gavin Martinez walked off the field following the traditional postgame handshakes between the teams, his shook his head and stated what everybody on the Wimberley side of the field was already thinking.

“Can’t win them all.” 

After late game theatrics in each of the previous two games had rescued them from the jaws of defeat, the Texans finally built themselves too steep a mountain to climb.

Boerne’s Connor Fisher snagged two of Brooks Klutts’ four touchdown passes from 25 and 32 yards and Wilson Herbst’s booted a 32-yard fiekd goal to deliver the Greyhounds a 17-0 advantage that they would never relinquish in a signature 41-28 win over the Texans in a battle of unbeatens at Texan Stadium.


Texans pull away late over Canyon Lake

Senior Thomas Mann reaches for the end zone for a touchdown reception. (Photo by Richard Mason/

After three blowout wins to open the season, the Texans finally found themselves engaged in a tight battle with neighboring school Canyon Lake deep into the final quarter.

Facing a third and long situation and driving for the go-ahead touchdown, the Texans would turn to senior Cade Stoever, who had been fueling the offense the entire night.

In fact, just a few plays before, Stoever had gotten loose down the left sidelines to score what looked to be the winning score on a pass and catch from 65 yards out. 

But after the line judge ruled that Stoever stepped out of bounds at the Hawks 25 yard line, the Texans instead were forced to resume play with a new set of downs from that point.


Cross Country racks up wins

Avery Biggers and Anna Olmedo compete at Liberty Hill.

The Wimberley Texan Cross Country team is off to the races and already has a few victory notches on the belt after the first few meets of the season.

Last week, cross country made its way up to Liberty Hill where senior Craig Huey took first place.

“He ran his fastest time in a while and he needed it,” Head Coach Brad Biggers said. “He was in a foot race at the very end. It was just like this meet last year. He got pushed at the end of the race and edged the other two runners in a photo finish.”

Sophomore Griffin Neal was second on the team with a time of 17 minutes, 47 seconds to place in twelfth.  For the girls team, Ashlyn Royal took third place with her best time of the year at 11 minutes and 45 seconds in the two-mile.  Freshman Jasmine Cante finished in fourteenth place with a time of 12 minutes, 44 seconds.


Weeks named to All-State

JoJo Weeks was named the UIL All-State 4A First Baseman for his stellar performance this season for the Wimberley Texans. Weeks hit .341 with four home runs, nine doubles, 36 RBI, scored 25 runs and walked 17 times. 

Weeks was also named the Most Valuable Player for 4A District 27. While he may have been named to the All State team for his prowess with the bat, his stats on the mound factored in to his MVP. 

Weeks had 5-1 record on the mound pitching 30 and one third innings on the season. His ERA was a miniscule .93 as he only allowed four runs to be scored all year. He also tallied more than a strikeout per inning pitched with 37 on the season. 

But it wasn’t just stats that made Weeks, who is just a junior and will return to play for the Texans next season, a standout player.


Relay takes third at State

Mikayla Sanders was the first leg of the third place finishing 4x400 relay team for Wimberley.

The Lady Texan 4x400 meter relay took third place at the UIL State Championship on Saturday.

“A lot of people talk about getting to state, and we said now that we are here lets not be happy about just being here,” Lady Texan Track Coach Lacey Lambert said. “Let’s do something special, and what a way it was to go out getting on the medal stand.”

It was no easy finish either. The Lady Texans knew if they ran their best race of the season they would have a shot to finish with a medal. Coming into the race, the girls had set the school record with a four minute mile relay. On Saturday, they knocked nearly five seconds off that time.

Senior Mikayla Sanders took her traditional spot as the first leg of the race. 


Texan Baseball advances to Area Round

The Texan Baseball team won the Bi-District Championship. 

Lucas Snoe tossed a five inning shutout in the series clincher after Gavin Gonzales lead offensively in the series opener as the Wimberley Texans swept the Hondo Owls 10-0 and 9-3 to advance to the area round this weekend.

Wimberley (21-4-1) will now face Columbus in a best-of-three playoff series beginning in Wimberley.

The last two games of the series will be played in Columbus on Saturday.

“Our kids did a tremendous job on focusing on the task at hand and being prepared to play,” Texan head coach Dane Saucier said. “We were able to capitalize on some of the mistakes they made. Our guys just came out and took care of business.”

Cole Spillar took the mound in the opener and fanned nine Hondo batters in six strong innings for the Texans.

Gonzales had three RBIs in the opener as the Texans took full advantage of four Hondo defensive miscues.


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