Football clinches first district title since 1998

By Matt Ward —

 

The last time Lance Moffett and the Fredericksburg High School varsity football team travelled to Wimberley in 2011, the Billies trailed by two touchdowns and never recovered in a 35-14 loss.

This year’s District 27-3A champion Billie football team is different.

Down 14-0 after the first quarter and 21-14 at halftime, Fredericksburg shut out the host Texans in the second half on their way to a 36-21 victory over Wimberley to clinch the first loop title for FHS football since 1998.

“What a great accomplishment this is,” Moffett said. “Wimberley has won the district championship 17 times in 27 years, including the last 11 years. Whether they’re down this year or not, they’re always in the hunt for the district championship, so it’s huge for our program to go and knock them off.”

 

Slow start hampers Billies

Fredericksburg got off to a rocky start Friday as Wimberley took the opening kickoff and drove the length of the field, scoring on a 27-yard quarterback keeper by Colton Cerday.

The two schools traded punts back and forth until a Fredericksburg fumble at their own 28 gave the Texans a short field, which Wimberley capitalized on with a touchdown pass by halfback Jacob Madrid to quarterback Cerday, a play Moffett said came directly from the Fredericksburg playbook against Burnet.

“I was disappointed that we were a little flat at that point, but my confidence wasn’t shaken,” Moffett said. “I knew who we were and who they were in regard to playing the game.”

The Billies were able to trim the deficit, thanks in part to a long kickoff return by Sebastian Ortega and a 15-yard pass interference called on Wimberley, setting up a seven-yard touchdown pass from Kyle Grona to Kyle Reeh.

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