AUSTIN (KXAN) — The 17-week high school football marathon in Texas began on Thursday night around the state. And on our sister station, KBVO, it started with the annual Taco Shack Bowl between McCallum and Anderson for the 10th year in a row.
The Trojans get bragging rights for the next year with their 29-7 win over McCallum to snap a three-game losing streak in the series.
It only took three snaps for Anderson to take control of the game. On its first offensive series, Carsten Groos connected with Joey Baran for a 67-yard touchdown on the catch and run. On the very next offensive snap for the Trojans, a trick play ended with a 62-yard touchdown from Groos to a wide open Jordan Hood, who made a great, over-the-shoulder catch. Anderson capped of the impressive streak when Baran broke off a 45-yard touchdown run on the very next snap.
In the middle of that offensive barrage, the Trojans also got a safety on a bad snap during a punt for McCallum. And to make matters worse for the Knights, Cole Davis left the game with an apparent knee injury int he first quarter, as well.
The win now evens the series to 9-9 in the 18 years its been known as the Taco Shack Bowl.
Anderson will play Rouse next Friday, while McCallum travels to Lehman.