Converse Judson headed into their match against Brennan as the overwhelming favorites. After Cibole Steele lost to Lake Travis in an offensive shootout, the Rockets could prove they were the consensus No. 1 in San Antonio with a victory. So did it happen? Sort of…
The game was a tale of two halves, in which Brennan controlled the clock (15:19 possession) and succumbed to identical stamina woes that they dealt with in a loss against Reagan last week in the latter half, blowing quite a few assignments against a staunch Rocket unit.
In another example of defense going out of style in the high school game plan, Brennan fell to Judson 44-28.
The Rockets made swift work of the defense, scoring on a 67-yard touchdown in the second play of the game, only 20-seconds into the contest. From there, the momentum changed when Houston Cougars commit and Judson quarterback Julon Williams was stripped by Samuel Wells which led to a Jahmyl Jeter scored on a 7-yard touchdown run as a result of the turnover for the Bears.
Following a seven minute Bears possession that didn’t lead to any points, Judson scored twice, including a Rashad Wisdom punt return that was the result of a breakdown in Brennan’s coverage on the left side. The Bears roared back with a 63-yard sprint by Jeter. Williams threw an interception in the end zone to end the first half, barely managing a 20-14 Judson lead.
After complying over 500 yards of total offense against Lake Travis last week, Williams struggled with a slow start, earning over 160 yards of total offense in the first half, but committing two turnovers.
The second half was business as usual for Judson, outscoring their opponent 24-7 to close out the game. Williams found a second wind and proved why he’s one of the most highly touted prospects in Texas high school football.
“It helps having a kid that’s a four year starter,” coach Sean McAuliffe said.
Judson will play San Antonio Roosevelt next week, but mark your calendars for a September 29th showdown against Cibolo Steele. The Rockets have never beaten the Knights in the history of both schools.
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