12/19/13 – (#5) Cisco 56; (#9) Refugio 36

Pre-Game
This is a rematch of the 2011 State Championship that Refugio won 36-35 which made them 0-4 in Championship games.  Refugio had their 27 game winning streak snapped in last years quarterfinals by East Bernard, but Refugio got redemption last week by knocking off #1 East Bernard 40-34.  Their 63 game regular season win streak came to an end earlier this year, but they can’t be overlooked.  They have 36 consecutive winning seasons (22 consecutive playoff appearances); 8 consecutive 11+ win seasons and know how to win close championship games (the last three state championship wins have been by a combined 3 points).  The picks are split pretty evenly (3 people picking Refugio and 2 picking Cisco)

Game Summary
Mason Reed.  Nothing else needs to be said.  The senior RB/DB nearly had 100+ yards rushing and receiving, led his team in tackles with 14.5 and even recovered an onside kick early in the second half (that eventual drive put the game out of hand).  Cisco was a hungry team and it showed in every aspect of the game.

Highlights

  • Seeing the all time state leader in career passing yards, career TDs, and TD in game in Refugio QB Travis Quintanilla
  • Seeing the all time state leader in extra points made in Refugio K Adolfo Cordero (also loved the fact that he is not built like a traditional kicker – 5’9″, 225)


Players to Watch
R – QB Travis Quintanilla
Stat line: 32-44-3 for 405 yds, 2 TDs; rush 7-28 yds; rec 1-28 yds; 2pt pass; tackle


MVPs
Cisco – RB/LB Mason Reed; 11-141 yds, TD, rec 2-95 yds 2 TDs; 14.5 tackles (3 TFL), PD, onside recovery
Refugio – RB Isaiah Perez; 15-102 yds, 3 TDs; rec 2-33 yds; KR 1-7 yds

Scoring Summary
First Quarter
R – 5 yard run by Isaiah Perez (PAT)
C – 50 yard pass from Colton Kent to Mason Reed (PAT)
C – 5 yard run by Colton Kent (PAT)
R – 79 yard pass from Travis Quintanilla to Tyler Castellano (PAT)

Second Quarter
C – 73 yard pass from Colton Kent to Kotie Hoover (PAT)
C – 95 yard run by Mason Reed (PAT)
R – 4 yard run by Isaiah Perez (PAT)

Third Quarter
C – 63 yard run by Colton Kent (PAT)
C – 45 yard pass from Colton Kent to Mason Reed (PAT)
R – 6 yard run by Isaiah Perez (PAT)
C – 9 yard run by Landen Lewis (PAT)
C – 40 yard pass from Colton Kent to Kotie Hoover (PAT)

Fourth Quarter
R – 14 yard pass from Travis Quintanilla to Marquis Brown (2pt pass Quintanilla to Castellano)

Attendees
Brett L
Michael S

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12/13/13 – Shiner 49; (#13) Mart 22

Pre-Game
Both teams returned to the state semi-final and they each returned 12 starters off of last year’s team.  Shiner was hoping to avoid a repeat of that 42-7 loss.  Campbell’s magazine predicted Mart to win 31-14.  Over the last seven years Mart has chalked up an impressive 82-18 record and played in four state championship games.  Over the past seven games they have averaged 65 points and their head coach, Rusty Nail, thought this was his best team yet.

Game Summary
The first quarter looked like it was going to be a game full of fireworks as both teams scored on each of their first two possessions and Mart QB DeNerian Thomas had 140 yards rushing by the end of the quarter.  The final three quarter were all about the methodical run first offense of Shiner.  The Comanches ran 70 plays and got positive yards on 68 of them.  They were only stopped on one posession and that was by the clock at halftime.

Highlights

  • Two 200 yard rusher and two 100 yard rushers in one game
  • Our first 1A game in several years
  • A lot of these young guys play both offense and defense


Players to Watch

MVPs

Mart – QB DeNerian Thomas; 8-15-1 for 82 yds; rush 19-215 yds, 2 TDs, fum; 7 tackles (TFL)
Shiner – QB Jacob Stafford; 2-2-0 for 56 yds, TD; rush 31-203 yds, 5 TDs; 2 tackles

Scoring Summary
First Quarter
M – 52 yard run by D’Marcus Cosby (PAT)
S – 29 yard pass from Jacob Stafford to Tyler Patek (PAT)
M – 25 yard run by DeNerian Thomas (PAT)
S – 1 yard run by Jacob Stafford

Second Quarter
S – 38 yard run by Jacob Stafford (PAT)
S – 2 yard run by Jacob Stafford (PAT)

Third Quarter
S – 1 yard run by Jacob Stafford (PAT)
S – 1 yard run by Jacob Stafford (PAT)
M – 4 yard run by DeNerian Thomas (2pt conv)
S – 37 yard run by Marcus Coleman (PAT)

Attendees
Brett L
David D
Javonta G

12/7/13 – (#1) Allen 48; (#11) Spring Westfield 13

Pre-Game
It’s not often that you get to see a team that most people are calling the second best high school football team in the entire country, but that is what Allen brings to the table.  Earlier in the season the Tour saw Westfield defeat Spring by controlling the line of scrimmage with their huge offensive line, but this week they faced one of the better and certainly deepest defenses in the state.  Allen graduated 56 letterman last year (5th in 5A) and returns 41 (5th in 5A).  That happens when you are the second biggest school in the state.  Allen was been picked to win 38-27

Game Summary
The game plan for Westfield was to control the ball.  Use the mammoth offensive line to take time off of the clock and to keep the ball out of Allen QB Kyler Murray’s hands.  Westfield had the ball for 11 minutes of the first quarter, but were down 14-0 at the end of that quarter.  Westfield ran the ball 58 times (and threw it another 13 times).  Allen ran 26 less plays, but they were so explosive that the game was out of hand quickly.

Highlights

  • Being able to see the #2 team in the nation and the #4 team (Desoto) in the same month
  • $2.00 small cup of hot chocoloate.  Someone funded their child’s education in one day selling hot chocolate, but it was the best $2.00 I have ever spent in my life.
  • Being able to say that we saw the dumbest football fan on the planet.  There is a dad out there who lives in Allen that has absolutely no clue as to the rules of football, but he was screaming at the referees the entire game.  The refs did an outstanding job, but this guy had written his own set of rules for the game of football.


Players to Watch
S – WR Tevin Lewis
Stat line: 1-26 yds, rush 1-5 yds, KR 3-79 yds

S – OL Marcus Oliver (committed to Houston)
Stat line:

S – CB Bryan Peavy
Stat line: 6 tackles (team lead), KR 4-38 yds

S – OL Cordel Igwuagwu
Stat line:

S – OL Toby Weathersby
Stat line:

S – DT Ed Oliver
Stat line: 3 tackles; rush 1-0 yds

A – OLB Christian Sam (committed to Arizona State)
Stat line: 6 tackles (team lead), (2 TFL)

A – OLB Tay Evans (committed to Oklahoma)
Stat line: None

A – DB Chad Adams (committed to Arizona State)
Stat line: 4 tackles, PD

A – QB Kyler Murray
Stat line: 13-20-2 for 196 yds, 3 TDs; rush 10-166 yds, 2 TDs, fum; Had been named Texas Gatorade POY the week before the game and was electric running the ball (if you take out the 2 sacks he carried 8 times for 189 yds) and showed great touch on the ball.

A – T Bobby Evans (committed to Oklahoma)
Stat line: Still a junior, but committed early

A – DB Mayomi Olootu (committed to Northern Illinois)
Stat line: 3 tackles

A – C Tejan Koroma (committed to Brigham Young)

MVPs
Allen – QB Kyler Murray
Spring Westfield – RB Letevius Downs; 21-119 yds, fum, rec 3-43 yds

Scoring Summary
First Quarter
A – 37 yard pass from Kyler Murray to Jalen Guyton (PAT)
A – 1 yard run by Keon Williams (PAT)

Second Quarter
SW – 1 yard run by Courtland Greenwood (PAT)
A – 30 yard run by Kyler Murray (PAT)
A – 33 yard run by Jaelen Barlow (PAT failed)

Third Quarter
A – 13 yard pass from Kyler Murray to Cole Carter (PAT)
SW – 3 yard run by Rayquan Jones (PAT fail)
A – 80 yard run by Kyler Murray (PAT)
A – 3 yard pass from Kyler Murray to Cole Carter (PAT)

Attendees
Brett L
Jay W