AUSTIN (KXAN) — The LBJ Jaguars ran off 28 unanswered points before Weiss rallied to get it close, but the Jags held on to win 35-21 Thursday at Nelson Field.
LBJ running back Sedrick Alexander showed his versatility on the last drive of the game. On a 4th-and-5 play from the 20-yard line with 1:27 left in the game, Alexander lined up as a slot receiver and displayed the talent taking him to Vanderbilt next season. He hauled in a pass from Gharion Hawthorne and then broke a couple of tackles and spun his way into the end zone to ice the ballgame.
The score put the Jags up 35-21 to account for the final score.
Trailing 28-7 in the third quarter, Weiss began to inch back into the ballgame. A huge defensive play got the Wolves going with 2:07 left in the frame. Titus Massaquoi picked off a Hawthorne pass and returned it 73 yards for a touchdown to cut into the Jags’ lead. It was Weiss’ first score since the opening drive of the game.
Weiss made a big fourth-down stop and then popped a big play to get within one touchdown. Tate Reiland came in off the bench for the Wolves and made an immediate impact with a 48-yard touchdown pass to Micah Gifford with 5:53 left in the game.
However, the Jags marched down the field and Alexander put an exclamation point on the Jags’ first-ever win as a Class 5A team.
MORE THAN THE SCORE: Stay up to date on sports stories like these, and sign up for our More than the Score sports newsletter at kxan.com/newsletters
Hawthorne tossed three touchdown passes for LBJ, all to different receivers. Senior wideout Noah Baker made perhaps the play of the year so far with a one-handed grab in the back of the end zone for a 6-yard score with 9:57 left in the second quarter.
Daelen Alexander scored the first touchdown for Weiss on an impressive 32-yard run, and it looked like the Wolves offense was firing on all cylinders early. However, LBJ made some big plays on defense and squashed any momentum Weiss tried to create.
Brandon Waites rushed for two touchdowns for the Jags. Treawn Young-Henderson caught a 30-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter for LBJ.
LBJ (1-1) travels to the metroplex Sept. 9 to take on Parish Episcopal and Weiss (0-2) goes to Converse Judson on Sept. 10
In last week’s KBVO Game of the Week, Anderson walloped rival McCallum 49-3 to win the 21st Taco Shack Bowl.
FINAL: LBJ 35, Weiss 21. The Jags hold off a Wolves rally in the 4th quarter and get their first win of the season.
1:27 4Q: Sedrick just called game. LBJ empties the backfield on 4th-and-5 and Hawthorne finds Alexander on an out route, and after the catch he spun his way into the end zone for a 20-yard TD. PAT good. LBJ 35. Weiss 21
5:53 4Q: It’s a one-score game, folks. The play after the big stop goes for a 48-yard TD. Tate Reiland comes off the bench and fires a bomb to Micah Gifford who beats the LBJ safety for the score. This was the first Weiss touchdown on offense since the opening drive of the game. We’ve got ourselves a ballgame! LBJ 28, Weiss 21
6:04 4Q: Weiss makes another fourth-down stop, this time thanks to a bad punt snap, and takes over on the LBJ 48-yard line.
7:33 4Q: A couple of bad snaps and the Weiss drive fizzles after the big defensive stop. The Wolves have to punt and LBJ takes over on its own 45-yard line.
8:35 4Q: Weiss gets a stop on defense and stuffs LBJ on a 4th and 1 run. The Wolves get it back on their own 43-yard line. A score here and things could begin to get a little wild.
END 3Q: LBJ 28, Weiss 14. The Wolves get a big play on defense to cut into the deficit, but they still trail by a couple of scores going into the fourth quarter.
2:07 3Q: It’s a pick-six for the Wolves! Titus Massaquoi intercepts a Hawthorne pass and takes it 73 yards the other way for a touchdown. That’s the kind of play Weiss needs to put a shot of energy in the squad. PAT good. LBJ 28, Weiss 14
7:06 3Q: Waites with another rushing TD for the Jags, this one from 13 yards out. He stretched the run out to the far sideline and then tight-roped his way into the end zone. PAT good. LBJ 28, Weiss 7
12:00 3Q: LBJ will receive the second-half kickoff.
HALFTIME: LBJ 21, Weiss 7. The Jags scored 21 unanswered points and they lead the Wolves at the half.
5:18 2Q: LBJ’s Christian Watson makes an INT on a play where the Weiss receiver just stopped running his route down the sideline after making contact with another LBJ defensive back.
7:19 2Q: Great play design by LBJ leads to another Jags touchdown. A fake bubble screen caused Weiss defenders to commit short, and Treawn Young-Henderson is left wide open for a 30-yard TD pass from Hawthorne. Outstanding execution by the Jags. PAT good. LBJ 21, Weiss 7
9:57 2Q: LBJ’s Noah Baker makes an INCREDIBLE catch in the corner of the end zone from Gharion Hawthorne for a 6-yard TD. How did Baker get that foot down?!?!?! PAT good. LBJ 14, Weiss 7
END 1Q: Weiss 7, LBJ 7. LBJ has the ball on its own 41-yard line to start 2Q.
1:41 1Q: It’s all tied up after LBJ’s Brandon Waites goes straight up the gut for a 34-yard TD run. PAT good. Weiss 7, LBJ 7
5:08 1Q: Weiss’ Jaylen Brazzle makes a great play to intercept an LBJ pass in the end zone.
10:31 1Q: Daelen Alexander breaks off a 32-yard run for a Weiss TD. PAT good. Weiss 7, LBJ 0
12:00 1Q: Weiss receives the opening kick from LBJ, after LBJ is assessed a 5-yard delay of game penalty for not kicking it off in time.
How to find KBVO
- AT&T U-Verse: Channel 1007 (HD) – Channel 7 (SD)
- DirecTV: Channel 51 (HD) – Channel 909 (SD) (HD/SD)
- Dish Network: Channel 51 (HD/SD)
- Grande Communications: Channel 818 (HD) – Channel 18 (SD)
- Northland Cable: Channel 101 (HD) – Channel 10 (SD)
- Over the Air: Channel 14
- Suddenlink: Channel 107 (HD) – Channel 7 (SD)
- Spectrum Cable: Channel 1215 (HD) – Channel 7 (SD)