Texans too much for Brock in Waco
Saturday, 10th September 2022 - 9:16AM

Garrett Ross

Waco- Friday night lights bring a different energy when the games are played in venues like Baylor’s McLane Stadium. Two top tier programs took to the banks of the Brazos on Friday night, as 3A DI #3 Brock (0-3) met 4A DII #10 Wimberley for the neutral site affair.

After a back-and-forth slugfest, Wimberley was able to prevail with a 32-23 victory over Brock to remain undefeated on the season. Despite not having a victory under their belt this season, all of Brock’s losses have come to top-10 ranked 4A opponents.

Going into halftime down 23-7, Brock was facing a make-or-break moment. The Eagles came into the night with an 0-2 record, and the tension of those two losses was beginning to unfold as they found themselves behind the eight ball once again.

Each team spent the first quarter feeling each other out, while the defenses dominated. Wimberley would strike the first blow early in the second quarter, as sophomore quarterback Cody Stoever called his own number from 3-yards out.

Brock would respond on the next possession, as senior quarterback Tyler Moody connected with junior running back Brett Tutter on a 62-yard strike to tie the game at seven with 9:40 remaining in the second quarter.

The wheels began to come off for Brock late in the second quarter, as Wimberley was able to jump on a Tutter fumble in Brock territory. Luckily, the Eagles defense held strong, as the Texans settled for a 22-yard field goal from senior Gage Tumlinson.

Wimberley’s offense would have two more opportunities to find the end zone before the half, which they took full advantage of. Stoever punched in his second rushing touchdown of the night from right outside of the goal line, then followed that touchdown up with his first passing touchdown of the night to Hanson Collie from 10-yards out.

Brock was able to gather their composure at halftime, which was reflective of their championship culture. On the opening drive of the second half, senior Zachary Brewster took a direct snap to the house from 50-yards out to put the Eagles back in business down 23-14.

The Eagles would get on the board one more time, but it wasn’t enough to secure the victory. Wimberley sealed the deal with a late score of their own to improve to 3-0 on the season, while Brock fell to 0-3. Wimberley will be back in action next Friday at home against Fredericksburg, while Brock will host Gunter.
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