Thursday Night Recaps: September 21

Here’s a recap of Week 4’s Thursday night action across the Austin area…

Leander Lions 14 @ Stony Point Tigers 49 – Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex
The Tigers bounced back from a last-second loss to Belton and a forfeit of their first two wins due to eligibility issues by racking up three scores in just the first quarter. Stony Point scored five touchdowns with 253 yards on the ground – three scores from QB Donovan Rybachek and two from Tyler Cleveland – plus two more in the air (one from Rybachek to Tyler O’Bannon, another from Jack Driskell to Trae Edwards). The Tigers caged the Lions in their own territory for much of the night, holding Leander to just 36 yards rushing and two interceptions.

NEXT UP: Stony Point (1-3) opens district play at Round Rock; Leander (0-4) takes a bye week before facing Vista Ridge in Week 6.

Manor Mustangs 13 @ LBJ Jaguars 33 – Nelson Field
WAMM Nation struck first on a Tahj Brooks touchdown and hung in this one for the first half… even adding a Coreyon Chester scoop-and-score on a Jags fumble that tied it at 13-all early in the third, but it was all LBJ from there as the Jags ripped off 20 unanswered and held Manor to a negative 1 yards of offense in the second half. Jags senior Deon Collins scored three long touchdowns – two short passes that led to 67 and 62 yard scores in the first half, and a 90-yard pick six late in the fourth to put the game away.

NEXT UP: Manor (2-2) faces Corsicana; LBJ (3-1) opens district play against McCallum.

Akins Eagles 21 @ McCallum Knights 34 – House Park
Akins led this one at the half (21-20), but the second half was all Knights as backup quarterback JB Faught put together a 10-play, 65 yard drive on the ground to score what would be the game winning touchdown. Knights RB Alexander Julian – two-time Bullock Museum Player Of The Week nominee – racked up 115 yards and 3 touchdowns, including an 88-yard kickoff return early in the 1st quarter. The Knights’ D shut down Akins in the second half – after allowing 129 rushing yards in the first half to the Eagles, the second half offense only produced 23 yards on 15 carries.

NEXT UP: Akins (1-3) takes a bye week before heading to Canyon Lake in Week 6; McCallum (4-0) opens district play at LBJ.

Burnet Bulldogs 33 @ Crockett Cougars 32 – Burger Stadium
Crockett led this one for much of the game, but a resurgent Bulldogs squad out of District 13-4A overcame a 13-point deficit in the 4th to come back and hand the Cougars an L. Coogs WR Mekhi Ball led the offense with three offensive TDs and two more INTs on defense, including a 55-yard TD catch from QB Ryan Waugh to put Crockett up 26-13 early in the 4th. Waugh connected with Keon Franklin for a 77-yard TD for the Coogs’ final score, but Burnet battled back – down 32-25 with under 5 minutes, before Chandler Galban threw for an 11-yard TD and scored the two-point conversion to give the Bulldogs a 33-32 lead with 1:10 left.

NEXT UP: Crockett (0-4) opens district play at Austin High.

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