WIMBERLEY, Texas — Jordan Weeks could not be stopped. Wimberley’s senior quarterback threw for six touchdowns and 350 yards on 21-of-25 passing to lead the Texans past district rival Navarro 49-35 at Texan Stadium in Wimberley on Friday.
“We thought they were going to come out with a single-high safety. They came out in a two-high safety so we just, I don’t really know, we just tore them up,” Weeks said. “We ran the right plays and our receivers were making every catch. Our line was making blocks and it was a great game all around.”
Wimberley’s offense was literally unstoppable. The Texans found the end zone on every possession except their last, which was used to run out the clock.
Senior Cade Stoerver caught three of Weeks’s touchdown passes and finished with five catches for 78 yards. Seniors Gavin Martinz (five catches, 87 yards), Thomas Mann (three catches, 75 yards) and Kaden Kowalski (three catches, 35 yards) split the three other touchdown grabs.
It was interesting to see the two contrasting offensive styles. Wimberley likes to throw the ball and score quickly, and six of its seven touchdowns came on drives that lasted less than two minutes. Navarro is an eat-the-clock, ground-and-pound team, and all five of its scoring marches lasted at least five minutes.
“You score every possession, you’re going to be tough to beat,” said Wimberley coach Doug Warren. “We challenged out kids because we knew that possessions might be limited for us. We couldn’t squander those possessions. We had to go and put the ball in the end zone and that’s what we did.”
Weeks hooked up with Stoerver for a 23-yard touchdown with 47 seconds left in the first half, and again for another 23-yard score barely a minute into the third quarter to give Wimberley a 26-14.
Two Teams Playing Great Offense
That was enough for the Texans hold to of a Panther squad that was operating fine offensively, but couldn’t get a stop on the other side of the ball. Navarro rushed for 355 yards on 59 attempts out of its slot-T.
Fourth-year back Will Reyna led the way with 98 yards on 14 carries. Senior quarterback Will Eveld added 96 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries. Senior fullback Tyler Law scored three times on 11 carries for 49 yards, and junior Chris Gomez had 17 carries for 78 yards.
Navarro attempted four onside kicks in the second half, but Wimberley recovered all four.
“We knew that that’s something in their arsenal,” Warren said of the onside kicks. “That’s something that they have done every year against us, and then once you do get up on them, you know they’re going to do it because they’re going to try to steal a possession back from you, so we were prepared. We knew, the kids were there, and they just made plays. They just executed which is what we wanted them to do.”
Wimberley reasserted itself as kings of the district with the win. The Texans had lost four in a row to Navarro, the last three of which gave Navarro the district title. Weeks had never beaten Navarro and said getting the first win on senior night was very special.
“I’m just unbelievably proud of the kids and the growth that they’ve shown, and I’m so happy for them because they’ve worked so hard to this point to get that district championship trophy and we just took another step tonight,” Warren said. “Anytime you beat a quality football team like Navarro you got to be proud. It’s such a great program over there. You just got to give it to our kids.”
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